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Old 09-29-2016, 09:56 PM   #347
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Dirtsheets sponsored by The Final Deletion of TNA?


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Originally Posted by Observer
With Bound for Glory and television tapings scheduled for this week, the expectation was that TNA would be sold by now, although that’s been the feeling for weeks.

As of press time, it still hasn’t happened.

This puts the company in a tough position because Dixie Carter is still the majority owner of the company with 70 percent of the stock. But, she has no money to fund this coming week’s shows.

This has been the case for every set of tapings going back several months, where in the end, either Aroluxe at first and Billy Corgan of late, have funded the tapings in exchange for ownership. We’ve also heard word that Fite TV has a stake in the company.

The shows are all written. The talent has tickets for Orlando. But the money isn’t there to produce the shows, which would be around $600,000. The frustration across the board has grown with fingers pointed at Carter for making a mess of the sale negotiations.

“There are a lot of hurdles and games being played,” said one person with knowledge of how the sale talks are going. “She (Dixie Carter) has really made a mess and is responsible for all of it.”
They have till tomorrow to raise the money needed or else have to shut down future tv tapings and ppvs till it happens.

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Originally Posted by Observer
Billy Corgan was on the Dan LeBatard show on ESPN and said he doesn't believe a WWE purchase of TNA is going to happen and said there was a standoff among different sides as far as what is going to happen. He said that since he's a part owner, he'd know if a WWE deal was going to happen. He couldn't answer when asked if Bound for Glory would happen on Sunday past saying he doesn't believe people want to do something that would put people out of work. Corgan is attempting to finalize ownership of the company this week but it's been a slower process than hoped for.
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Originally Posted by PWI
Dixie Carter Tweeted the following this evening, obviously in reference to all the stories surrounding the company:

Look forward to sharing news soon! @IMPACTWRESTLING has the BEST fans & and an amazing show on NOW #ImpactOnPop
— Dixie Carter (@TNADixie) September 30, 2016
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Originally Posted by Observer
As far as the big question of the today besides what is up with TNA, Kota Ibushi has not signed with WWE. He has agreed to work dates in the tag team tournament and is open for taking any dates in WWE, but at this point not willing to sign a full-time deal.
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WWE had a victory in court this past week in getting the concussion class action suit (the one headed by James Laurinaitis, Jimmy Snuka, Paul Orndorff, Butch Reed and 50 other former wrestlers) transferred to Judge Vanessa Bryant's court. Bryant has in the past made favorable rulings in WWE's favor on other concussion suits regarding cases being time barred. Based on her own past rulings, virtually every case would be thrown out. They are also trying to get the Buff Bagwell/Raven case regarding WWE Network royalties transferred to Bryant's court. (thanks to Chris Harrington).
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Paige will be undergoing neck surgery so it likely to be out of action for some time to come. She tweeted that she had two different surgery options.
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Regarding Royal Rumble, the announcement is expected to take place this coming week of the location. The cities mentioned the most are San Antonio and Los Angeles. WWE officials have consistently denied Los Angeles to us.
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BOOM Studios new WWE comic book series will be launching in January. The first story will be about Seth Rollins trying to win the WWE championship.
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Revolution Pro announced an 11/10 show at Bethnal Green in London featuring Chris Hero vs. Tomohiro Ishii.
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Scott Coker was on Eric Bischoff's podcast and asked about Ryback in Bellator and said: "I can comment on it and really it's a very short conversation because their management did reach out. We had a very brief conversation. I'm not sure where it's at but I don't think it went very far. If they don't have some type of background in either Jiu Jitsu or collegiate wrestling or Thai boxing or a combat sports background, it's tough for them. It's like someone from a martial arts background trying to be a pro wrestler. If you're not schooled and don't go through the education process of how to do it, then you're going to have a hard time. I think that's what you saw with the C.M. Punk situation."
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Originally Posted by Observer
A number of prominent unsigned wrestlers are receiving a tryout at the WWE Performance Center this week.

In an article on WWE.com on Thursday afternoon, WWE revealed many of the wrestlers receiving tryouts and highlighted former UFC fighter Shayna Baszler and Eddie Kingston among the names. Our Dave Meltzer confirmed earlier this week that the 36-year-old Baszler would be receiving a tryout at the Performance Center.

Some of independent wrestling's top women's wrestlers are trying out alongside Baszler, including Heidi Lovelace, Nicole Savoy, Kimber Lee, and Su Yung. WWE also noted that a female referee is receiving a tryout, along with endurance athlete Ella Anne Kociuba.

Cedric Rougeau, the son of former WWE wrestler Jacques Rougeau, is among the male wrestlers in the group. Other male names confirmed by WWE are Jacob Fatu of the Anoa’i wrestling dynasty, Canadian tag team Jeff Parker and Matt Lee, and former Buffalo Bills fullback Corey Knox.
Link to the WWE article: http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/arti...end-wwe-tryout

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Originally Posted by Observer
The Cruiserweight Classic finale won't be the last we've seen of Kota Ibushi in WWE.

WWE announced on Thursday afternoon that Hideo Itami would be teaming with Ibushi in the second annual Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
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There’s nothing new on the proposed Lucha Underground house shows in October. Talent was contacted about dates for three shows in October, but from what we’re told, nobody has heard anything since and a lot of the talent because of hearing nothing, started taking bookings for those dates. At this point nobody has been told anything about when the fourth season filming will begin
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Will Ospreay is going to be in ROH as a regular starting as soon as his Visa goes through. The same goes for Marty Scurll. Both are starting on the November tour of the U.K
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The stuff about Andrade Cien Almas not being happy was no surprise in Mexico as what Del Rio said was common knowledge among fans there nor him speaking out of turn. It’s possible the higher ups in WWE didn’t know
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Gran Metalik (Mascara Dorada) did an interview in Mexico saying he won’t be leaving Mexico until the end of October because he wanted to fulfill all of his promised bookings. He said he didn’t want to burn any bridges in Mexico as he hopes to return some day. The one thing about him is that most guys on the way out would have done the bookings and worked safe matches, as he’s talented enough that he doesn’t have to do as much as he does. But for the last couple of months, every time I’ve seen him, it’s all out and the match he did at the cruiserweight classic with Akira Tozawa was really his usual level of performance I’ve seen on a number of shows over the past few months

Some other sheet news includes:
  • According to PWI, WWE is waiting till the asking price for TNA's lowers before making an official bid for the company. They still are rumored to only want the table library but also are demanding as terms for no-compete clauses be included for TNA's management.
  • In a "WWE Did You Know" type fact, Cody Rhodes is currently on track to become the first wrestler ever to have competed at Mania, TNA's Bound For Glory, and ROH's Final Battle within a single year. Also the first when including PWG's Battle of Los Angeles for major wrestling ppv events in the US.
  • According to reports, New York State Commission is updating their wrestling rules to include more MMA-like rules and restrictions. Several indies are already complaining it will make it a lot harder for them to run shows in the state. https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCirc..._the_new_york/
  • During a recent RF Video teaser with Matt Hardy as the guest, Hardy blamed both Hulk Hogan and Eric Bishoff for being the huge reasons why TNA is still in a mess. Also said TNA has done a terrible job with the X Division compared to earlier years. http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/...bischoff-rape/
  • Eric Andre revealed Chris Jericho will be his guest for tomorrow's show on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim. https://twitter.com/ericandre/status/781521016250073089
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