WWE Raw: Ultimate Warrior’s Last Public Appearance

The night after WWE WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans, the Ultimate Warrior was on Monday Night Raw for what would wind up being his last public appearance. Thankfully, I was one of the thousands in attendance that night. Below is a video I shot of the Ultimate Warrior’s last public appearance and last time in a WWE ring.

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Philadelphia Hosting WrestleMania 40

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, PHL Sports and WWE are proud to announce that Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia will host WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 40, on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2024. The news was first reported by Philadelphia Inquirer and Sports Business Journal.

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Vince McMahon Retires

Today, WWE announced that Vince McMahon retired. Below is the full announcement.

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NWA United States Tag Team Championships Returns at NWA 74

The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) has a storied history which includes a number of different championships and belts. With the recent success of the NWA, owned by William Patrick Corgan, and the level of interest in tag team wrestling seen during the recent Crockett Cup pay-per-views, the NWA is proud to announce we are reviving the NWA United States Tag Team Championships. 

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Book Update: Brian James

Oh, you didn’t know? The latest interview for my book about the first 20 years of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling was with the legendary Brian James. As someone who grew up watching Brian as The Roadie with Jeff Jarrett, Road Dogg in The New Age Outlaws and D-Generation X, and B.G. James in TNA, I was thrilled to have the chance to speak with him at length.

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New Episodes of Classic IMPACT! From 2008-2013 Available Every Thursday on IMPACT Plus

IMPACT Wrestling fans around the world, your voices have been heard! Beginning this Thursday, July 14th, new episodes of classic IMPACT! from 2008-2013 will be available on IMPACT Plus for the first time ever. Read on for more details.

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WWE’s Vince McMahon Agreed to Pay $12 Million in Hush Money to Four Women

Vince McMahon, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.’s longtime leader, agreed to pay more than $12 million over the past 16 years to suppress allegations of sexual misconduct and infidelity, an amount far larger than previously known. Below is the rest of the full story, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.

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IMPACT Wrestling: Laurel Van Ness and Braxton Sutter’s Wedding

IMPACT Wrestling has had a tumultuous history, and one of the craziest years was 2017. There were a few moments of magic sprinkled throughout. One of them was the wedding of Laurel Van Ness and Braxton Sutter. For my money, it was the best wrestling wedding ever. Don’t believe me? Watch the full segment below. It will have you in tears and fits of laughter.

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I’m In Pro Wrestling Illustrated!

On April 26, Scott Fishman, a well-respected pro wrestling journalist, reached out to me, asking if I’d provide him with a quote for a story he was working on for Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) about the 20th anniversary of IMPACT Wrestling. I was blown away by this request because I grew up buying and reading PWI (which I still do), and it’s widely considered the greatest publication in the history of the industry. Nearly two months later, the October 2022 issue of PWI including Scott’s IMPACT article is now available. How is it, how much of my quote made the cut, and how can you get your hands on a copy? Read on for all those answers and more.

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IMPACT Wrestling: Gisele Shaw Announces She’s Transgender

IMPACT Wrestling Knockout competitor Gisele Shaw has disclosed she is a transgender woman to the wider public. Shaw, who joined IMPACT’s roster in January of this year, informed IMPACT of her decision several months ago and made the disclosure in a series of interviews today.

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