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Book Update: Rohit Raju

Rohit Raju is one of the most charismatic and talented wrestlers to ever spend time in IMPACT Wrestling, so it was a pleasure interviewing him for my book.

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Book Update: Chris Bey & Rob Feinstein

This week I interviewed former X Division Champion Chris Bey and Ring of Honor founder Rob Feinstein for my book about the history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling. Both were excellent discussions that covered a wide range of topics.

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Book Update: Dan Severn

When NWA-TNA was formed in 2002, Dan “The Beast” Severn was the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion. He was stripped of his title, which was then won by Ken Shamrock, whom I also interviewed, at the first ever NWA-TNA pay-per-view. What are Dan’s thoughts on this and why wasn’t he part of NWA-TNA? You’ll find out in my book because I had the pleasure of speaking with Dan about this. He shared with me his candid thoughts on the situation, Jeff Jarrett, Ken Shamrock, and more.

TNA/IMPACT Wrestling Book: One Year Later

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Exactly one year ago I announced that I had started writing a book about the history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling. So, what have I accomplished over the past year? Read on to find out.

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My Website: 10th Anniversary

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I started this website in 2012, reaching just a few thousand people. As I head into 2022, which will be my site’s 10th year, I’m reaching more people than ever before. 2020 was my all-time best year for traffic, and this year I broke that record by 54%, reaching hundreds of thousands of people in 145 countries. Thanks to all of you who continue to read what I write. I really appreciate it. To celebrate, let’s take a look back at some of my favorite and most popular posts from over the past 10 years.

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Icons Of Wrestling: December 18, 2021

Gail Kim taking a selfie of us at the end of the day.

Yesterday, I attended the Icons of Wrestling convention here in Philadelphia at the ECW Arena (now the 2300 Arena), followed by Battleground Championship Wrestling at night. Both events were a blast! Read on for my thoughts on this fun day and who I met.

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TNA/IMPACT Wrestling Book Interview: SteelChair Wrestling Magazine

I recently had a fantastic interview with Stephanie Franchomme of SteelChair Wrestling Magazine about the TNA/IMPACT Wrestling book I’m writing. Read on for more details and the full video interview.

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Matt Hardy: AEW Unrestricted Podcast

On the newest episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, which just came out today, on Thanksgiving, Matt Hardy reveals what Brodie Lee said to him after they both made their AEW DYNAMITE debuts during the first-ever empty arena show of the pandemic era. He explains why the AEW DYNAMITE Street Fight against the Inner Circle is one of his favorite matches, and what made the Stadium Stampede so special for him. He talks Broken Matt, Big Money Matt, the Hardy Family Office, his chemistry with Private Party, Sammy Guevara, and Hurricane Helms and Gangrel’s cameo appearances at Elite Deletion. Plus, Matt shares how Tony Khan and The Young Bucks convinced him to sign with AEW, and the role his children played in that decision. Listen to the full episode below.

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TNA/IMPACT Book Update: Tommy Dreamer

On the eve of Bound For Glory, IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest show of the year, I’m proud to say that I was the first person Tommy Dreamer agreed to do an interview with following his recent appearance on Dark Side of the Ring. It was a two-part interview, covering all of Tommy’s time with the company, both in and out of the ring. We talked about Bob Ryder, Jeff Jarrett, Dixie Carter, Scott D’Amore, COVID, “Action” Mike Jackson, Paul Heyman, Daffney, and a whole lot more. Of course, we also discussed Dark Side of the Ring too. Tommy has always had my respect, and it was an honor and pleasure to speak with him at length for my book about the history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling.

IMPACT Wrestling Press Pass: The IInspiration & Gail Kim

The IInspiration, Jessica McKay and Cassie Lee, are making their debut at IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest show of the year, Bound For Glory, where they battle Havok & Rosemary for the Knockouts Tag Team Championships. Today, they took part in an IMPACT Wrestling Press Pass event where reporters, including yours truly, got to ask them questions covering a wide array of topics. You can watch the full Press Pass below.

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