* Pop TV president Brad Schwartz discussed the details of their negotiations with TNA, stating that Dixie Carter impressed the executives at Pop, CBS and Lionsgate to secure a new deal. “Dixie is so impressive, and she’s such an amazing spirit with a good, positive energy to her,” Schwartz said. “By the end of the meeting, she had won everyone in the room over, and the next day it was unanimous, Let’s do this.”
Schwartz continued: “One of our taglines here is that we’re fans, too, and so what came clearly across in the TNA presentation is that wrestling fans are just some of the most passionate of anything. We celebrate fans. We celebrate their passions, and we cheer for their passions, and wrestling fans are pretty passionate.” Read the interview here.
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Starlight Children’s Foundation is delighted to announce that TNA wrestler Rockstar Spud has become an Ambassador for the charity, which grants wishes for terminally ill children and provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices across the UK.
The former two-time TNA X-Division Champion is the charity’s first ever pro wrestling Ambassador and joins Matt Smith, Keira Knightley, Rupert Grint and Sienna Miller as a Starlight Ambassador.
* Awesome Kong confirmed that she is retiring her "Amazing Kong" moniker in Japan. Kong's TNA contract is up in January and she may decide to retire at that point if the new deal is unsatisfactory. Until then, she will continue to wrestle in the United States. Read the full story here.
* DJ Z admits that he's still finding his identity since the breakup of the BroMans. "To be honest, I was happier with the BroMans," he said. "We could have been a great comedy babyface team. I think we have life left in us and hopefully we can revisit that. Now here I am, solo in the X Division, still trying to find myself and where I belong. It’s a transition period but sooner or later we’re gonna figure it all out." Read the interview here.