May 27th, 2015
Ring of Honor and Destination America have agreed to a 26 week deal. TNA Wrestling has not been renewed with the station. The TNA roster has not been told much, which is not very professional. It appears ROH has surpassed TNA as the number 2 brand in America. Here is the press release…
BALTIMORE, MD (May 27, 2015) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (the “Company”) announced that it has signed a national broadcast deal with Destination America, part of Discovery Communications, for the Company’s professional wrestling promotion, Ring of Honor (“ROH”). ROH will premiere on Destination America for 26 weeks beginning Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8pm EST/7pm CST. The announcement was made by Joe Koff, Chief Operating Officer – Ring of Honor Wresting.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Destination America for the broader distribution of the ROH programming,” commented Joe Koff, Chief Operating Officer – Ring of Honor Wrestling. “ROH will now reach an additional 57 million households including those in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and other large cities where Ring of Honor is not currently airing.
ROH has a loyal fan base and is one of the fastest growing major wrestling franchises in the country. With this great partnership with Destination America, we can continue to expand our footprint and reach while producing entertaining, original content and continuing to provide wrestling fans some of the best wrestling content available.”
“With the electric and intense matches that Ring of Honor provides, Destination America is the network for fans to get an entire evening of jaw-dropping entertainment on Wednesday nights,” said Marc Etkind, General Manager of Destination America. “Ring of Honor showcases tenacity, athleticism and passion and it serves as the place where America’s favorite wrestling stars are born.”
May 21st, 2015
Due to lower than expected revenue ads, Destination America has decided to cancel TNA Impact. They are scheduled to end their run in October. This could be a fatal blow to TNA. They have been losing money and could end up closing their doors.
May 2nd, 2015
TNA wrestling announced their first pay per view in a long time will be 6-28-2015 from Orlando, FL.
April 19th, 2015
1998 – Raven defeated WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page in a Raven’s Rules match, to win the title. Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Sting in a no-disqualification match to win the title at the WCW Spring Stampede pay per view.
1999 – Psychosis defeated Blitzkrieg, Juventud Guerrera and WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio, Jr. to win the title in Gainesville, Florida.
2004 – Chris Benoit and Edge defeated World Tag Team Champions Batista and Ric Flair, to win the title in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
2009 – At the TNA PPV Lockdown, Mick Foley won the TNA title from Sting
2010 – Rob Van Dam defeated AJ Styles to win the TNA Title.
April 15th, 2015
Tazz announced that he has left TNA wrestling. This comes off the heels of paychecks being late to employees. TNA is starting to appear on deaths door.