It was announced yesterday on Impact wrestling’s official website that Josh Matthews who formally worked as a backstage announcer and commentator for WWE will be joining Taz as a member of Impact’s announce team. Josh had this to say about the opportunity
“I’m elated to join TNA and be the new voice of IMPACT WRESTLING alongside my friend and three-time World Champion Taz,” said Mathews. “I’d like to thank Dixie Carter and John Gaburick for this incredible opportunity. Mike Tenay is a legend in this business and I am humbled to build on the body of work he has established over the past 12 years on IMPACT. To have my voice attached to the amazing athletes who do what they do better than anyone in the world is a dream come true.”
Impact wrestling will debut on January 7th on Destination America at 9-11ET and then continue to air regularly on Wednesday’s starting January 17th
On behalf of everyone at Vasquezsports we would like to send our congrats to Josh Matthews. Welcome to the impact wrestling family.
WFW will be holding it’s Southern Heavyweight Classic tournament tonight at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN. Two feature bouts of the tournament are – Jerry “The King” Lawler VS “Superstar” Bill Dundee & “Grand Master Sexay” Brian Christopher VS Jeff Jarrett, the winners will face each other in Round 2.
Special meet & greet starts at 6pm. Bell time is 7pm.
Below is a photo of the bracket for the Southern Heavyweight Classic:
If you are a fan of Classic Memphis Wrestling, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Jeff Jarrett, “Grand Master Sexay” Brian Christopher or “Superstar” Bill Dundee & will be anywhere near Memphis tonight, then you will want to try & make it to this, what is bound to be a great event.
Source: Kevin Lawler’s Facebook page
Alberto El Parton (Alberto Del Rio) will make his Ring of Honor debut against Christopher Daniels at the January 3rd ROH TV tapings in Nashville, Tennessee.
His second ROH opponent will be ACH at a event in Dearborn, Michigan on January 30th.
His third ROH opponent will be Roderick Strong at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, Ohio on January 31.
WWE posted this Happy Holidays animated video.
CM Punk appeared on the ESPN show Highly Questionable & talked about his most embarrassing moment in the wrestling ring and meeting & partying with Charles Barkley.
Former WWE Superstar CM Punk appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter & talked about his move to UFC, Vince McMahon comparison to Dana White, the haters and his goals in the UFC.
2015 will mark the 10 year anniversary of Monday Night RAW returning home to the USA Network after its stint on Spike TV previously. An excellent thing about the USA Network is the promotion the channel provides for the WWE. This is especially evident in light of WWE Week—Monday Night RAW following the TLC Pay-Per-View, a live episode of SmackDown, the always popular Tribute to the Troops, movies starring WWE stars such as The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Santino appearing in the film, Jingle All The Way 2. One of the highlights of the content of WWE Week was the promo for the impending move of SmackDown from Friday to Thursday nights.
One of the common facts about the WWE is that SmackDown is filmed on Tuesdays and during its history it aired on either Thursdays or, for almost 10 years now, Fridays. While the move may be confusing to some, it’ll be interesting to see how a new night will effect the SmackDown audience. While Friday nights are commonly spent going out with friends, etc., and celebrating the start of the weekend, it also served as an excellent alternative to those who wanted to relax when their work week is initially finished and enjoy some good WWE programming. Will more people be at home to watch SmackDown on Thursday nights? What about the fall when the regular football season picks up again and not only will Monday Night RAW compete with Monday Night Football, but so will SmackDown compete with Thursday Night football.
This is also a world in which spoilers run rampant and what happens on SmackDown is usually known before it airs. Only time will tell, but from the commercials advertising the new schedule, change looks exciting.