The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Fenix) with Taya Valkyrie
Talk Candidly on Press Pass Podcast
The weekly IMPACT Wrestling Press Pass Podcast brings an international mix for a special Tuesday afternoon edition. The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Fenix) will be joined by bilingual Knockout Taya Valkyrie, along with Josh Mathews and Ross Forman.
Media will have the opportunity to ask questions in English or Spanish for all three IMPACT stars.
IMPACT Wrestling on Tuesday, Nov. 13 concludes its three-day Impact! TV Tapings at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas. IMPACT Superstars and Knockouts are on the road to Homecoming – the new pay-per-view that will be held Jan. 6, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Lucha Royalty” Taya Valkyrie, who has been wrestling since 2010 and was trained by longtime WCW star Lance Storm, will be the special guest on the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Press Pass Podcast on Wednesday, October 31, starting at 2pm ET.
Valkyrie will discuss everything Halloween, including her favorite candy, of course, along with Josh Mathews and Ross Forman. More so, Valkyrie will debate everything Knockouts-related, starting with the Knockouts Championship, now held by Tessa Blanchard.
Valkyrie has had an illustrious career in Mexico. Competing for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA), she is a former two-time and the longest-reigning Reina de Reinas Champion in history.
Valkyrie also is newlyweds with reigning World Champion Johnny Impact, as the two were married last June.
Audio: Sami Callihan talks contract, Jericho, X-Division, more
Sami Callihan is one of the most outspoken Superstars on the IMPACT Wrestling roster, so who knows what he might say, live, when he is the special guest on the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Press Pass Podcast.
Callihan joins Josh Mathews and Ross Forman on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Callihan arrived in IMPACT Wrestling about a year ago and has been causing chaos ever since. He’s thrown a fire-ball in Konnan’s face, smacked Eddie Edwards in the face with a baseball bat – and then refused to show any remorse – and most recently scored the victory over X-Division Champion Brian Cage in a six-man match at Bound For Glory.
He’s known as The Draw, and it’s not just a catchy slogan for Callihan.
Callihan, aligned with fellow Ohio natives Jake and Dave Crist, has been wrestling since 2006 and has competed around the world, including Japan and Mexico.
Prepare now for this Press Pass Podcast with Sami Callihan, which certainly will be opinionated.
Trish Stratus talks inter-gender matches, women’s tag team titles, her future
I send you an audio from the most recent call conference of WWE with Trish Stratus. I had the chance to ask her the following questions:
1. In WWE Armageddon 2003 you joined Lita to face Chris Jericho and Christian in an Intergender Tag Team match. After 15 years, the inter-gender matches are not made anymore by the WWE, but they became popular again in the independent promotions. Would you like to see this kind of matches again in the WWE?
2. We talked to Lita a few weeks ago, and she told us that would love the idea of joining forces with you in case that the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships are finally introduced. Would you see it possible from your side?
3. After WWE Evolution, what’s next for Trish Stratus and the WWE?
10/3/18 Impact Press Pass with Eddie Edwards & Moose
This week’s live episode of the IMPACT Wrestling “Press Pass” Podcast could be the most opinionated, outspoken ever.
Former best friends Eddie Edwards and Moose will be the special guests, joining Josh Mathews and Ross Forman, on the “Press Pass” Podcast.
All media is invited to participate in this new interactive talk session, which every week will feature various stars of IMPACT Wrestling.
IMPACT Wrestling fans can listen to the “Press Pass” Podcast live on IMPACT’s YouTube channel.
IMPACT Wrestling is now preparing for its biggest event of the year, Bound For Glory, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, in New York City, followed by back-to-back nights of Impact! TV Tapings. “The Monster” Abyss will be inducted into the IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame, on Saturday night, Oct. 13, in New York City – with tickets to the Hall of Fame ceremony now available at IMPACTWrestling.com.
The “Press Pass” Podcast will bring the media up to speed on everything inside the IMPACT ring, and plenty of views on events, personalities and more away from wrestling
Media, plan your questions now for Eddie Edwards and Moose, but also be prepared to answer questions thrown at you – and it could be anything from “Name your favorite football team” to something more personal, such as, “Worst Halloween costumes, ever.”
The debut of Impact Wrestling’s “Press Pass” Podcast
The first-ever live IMPACT Wrestling “Press Pass” Podcast, which will be held every week for media from around the world.
All media is invited to participate in this new, innovative, interactive talk session with various stars of IMPACT Wrestling. Rivals Homicide of the OGz and Ortiz of LAX will be the first “Press Pass” guests, joining Josh Mathews and Ross Forman.
All IMPACT Wrestling fans can listen to the “Press Pass” Podcast live on IMPACT’s YouTube channel.
IMPACT Wrestling is coming off two days of Impact! TV Tapings, which were held last week in Mexico City, and the company is now preparing for its biggest event of the year, Bound For Glory, which will be held on Sunday night, Oct. 14 in New York City.
The “Press Pass” Podcast will bring the media up to speed on everything inside the IMPACT ring, and plenty of views on events, personalities and more away from wrestling
Media, plan your questions now for Homicide and Ortiz, but also be prepared to answer questions thrown at you – and it could be anything from “Name the best IMPACT tag-team of all time” to something more personal, such as, “One meal, red or white wine?”
POTENTIAL TOPICS TO DEBATE:
Will there be lasting peace, ever, between LAX and the OGz;
Picking the perfect tag-team partner;
Bad possible tag-teams;
Good possible tag-teams;
Everything New York;
Major League Baseball playoffs are rapidly approaching; and
Music not on their workout playlists.
9/11/18 Impact conference call with Josh Mathews and Scarlett Bordeaux
Joe Hendry will discuss his arrival in IMPACT Wrestling, and his longtime friendship with Grado and Katarina, on Thursday, August 23, when he will be the special guest on the IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Hendry arrived in IMPACT this summer and has been circling the pro wrestling scene for about five years, with singles and tag-team titles on his resume.
Also on the Teleconference, Josh Mathews will be available for the first 10 minutes with Bound For Glory updates, ticket information, VIP Ticket Package info, and more.
Hendry will discuss his gold medal-winning amateur background, and more.
IMPACT Wrestling is on the Road to Bound For Glory, which will be held Sunday, October 14, in New York and air live on pay-per-view.
8/9/18 Impact conference call with Tessa Blanchard
Tessa Blanchard is driven to claim the Knockouts Championship, and no one will stand in her way, period!
Tessa – the granddaughter of wrestler Joe Blanchard, the daughter of Tully Blanchard and the stepdaughter of Magnum TA – will discuss her Championship drive on Thursday, August 9.
Also on the Teleconference, Josh Mathews will be available for the first 10 minutes with major Bound For Glory news, updates, and more.
Blanchard has been wrestling since 2014 and has quickly built a solid reputation around the world, including Lucha Underground. She made her IMPACT debut at the Redemption pay-per-view in April, when she joined the commentary during a match between Kiera Hogan and Taya Valkyrie. At Slammiversary on July 22, Blanchard scored her first pay-per-view win, defeating former Knockouts Champion Allie.
IMPACT Wrestling is on the Road to Bound For Glory, which will be held October 14 in New York and air live on pay-per-view.
8/2/18 Impact conference call with Santana & Ortiz
The reigning Tag Team Champions, Santana and Ortiz, will be the special guests on the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference on Thursday, August 2.
LAX certainly will have lots to say, starting with the OGz and the whereabouts of the championship belts. The LAX-OGz feud has been very, very personal – and was very, very painful for everyone involved in their Slammiversary match.
Just as important, Santana and Ortiz will address the breaking news that the Dream Tag Team Match has been confirmed for the upcoming Jericho Cruise in October: LAX will tangle with The Young Bucks, Matt and Nick Jackson.
Santana and Ortiz, under the leadership of Konnan, have blossomed into one of the best tag teams of all time, multi-time champions and title-holders for more than 425 days.
Next up for IMPACT Wrestling will be two nights of TV Tapings, August 12-13, at the Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto.
2012 interview: Brian Christopher talks his father, Too Cool, JBL, making music, TNA, WWE, more
Former WWE tag team champion Brian Christopher joined us and let the cat out the bag, revealing his mystery tag team partner for 3/17 in Nashville against PG-13. Christopher talks about his new music CD, including a song called “jabroni,” which is a remake of an Elvis Presley track. Christopher discusses the best wrestling venues, his dislike for JBL, his current relationship with his father, returning to WWE Raw for the Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole feud, the possibility of his return to World Wrestling Entertainment, his opinion of TNA, working again with Scotty 2 Hotty and Rikishi, and more in this exclusive interview.
Also available on You Tube…
7/19/18 Impact Wrestling conference call with Tommy Dreamer
Sami Callihan steps into the ring at Slammiversary on Sunday, July 22, to face Pentagon Jr., in one of the most personal wars on the pay-per-view, originating from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Pentagon Jr. puts his legendary mask on the line, with a loss no doubt changing his lucha libre life for good. Callihan, meanwhile, puts his hair on the line – and he refuses to be shaved in the middle of the ring, even if the look has been rocked by Michael Jordan, George Foreman, Andre Agassi, Cal Ripken Jr., Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Albert Pujols and Kelly Slater, among other sporting legends.
Callihan arrived in IMPACT Wrestling last November and has been causing chaos ever since. He’s thrown a fire-ball in Konnan’s face and smacked Eddie Edwards in the face with a baseball bat – and then refused to show any remorse to Edwards, among other heinous acts.
Callihan, arguably the most sadistic superstar on the IMPACT roster, is aligned with fellow Ohio natives Jake and Dave Crist. Sami has been wrestling since 2006 and has competed around the world, including Japan.
Rich Swann talks joining Impact, his debut match, the X-division, his wife, not retiring, more
Thursday, June 14 … KM and Fallah Bahh will be the special guests.
Who know what words of wisdom KM might offer, as he is joined on the call by his “very close friend, Fallah,” as he said. Let’s just admit, the friendship between KM and Fallah Bahh is new and … intriguing, to say the least. They were rivals, with KM bullying and fat-shaming Fallah Bahh. But, KM felt bad and said he was sorry and offered to train Fallah.
Fallah even got a make-over – from KM.
On Impact! airing Thursday night, June 14, KM and Fallah join forces in the ring to challenge the team of Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley in tag team action.
Also on the Teleconference, Josh Mathews will be on the call for the first 10 minutes for an update on Slammiversary, which will be held July 22 in Toronto and air live on pay-per-view, including major ticket news for the PPV and the Impact! TV Tapings which will be held July 23-24 in Toronto
6/7/18 Impact Wrestling conference call with Alisha Edwards
Alisha Edwards will be the special guest on the IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Also on the Teleconference, Josh Mathews will be on the call for the first 10 minutes for a full recap of all things Canada, including the Impact! tapings that were held June 1-2 in Windsor, and the Slammiversary Press Conference, held June 4 in Toronto.
Alisha broke into wrestling in 2006 and has competed inside the IMPACT Wrestling ring against such legendary former Knockouts Champions as Madison Rayne, Angelina Love and Awesome Kong.
Alisha is, of course, the wife of Eddie Edwards who, Thursday night on Impact!, will face bitter rival Sami Callihan in an unsanctioned fight in the woods.
IMPACT Wrestling is officially on the Road to Slammiversary, which will be held July 22 in Toronto and air live on pay-per-view.
5/23/18 Impact Wrestling conference call with Madison Rayne
One of the most decorated Knockouts Division wrestler ever, Madison Rayne is back with the company – and definitely looking for another shot at championship gold.
Rayne is a five-time Knockouts Champion for a combined 404 days – the second-most total in company history. But she hasn’t been the champion since early-2014.
Rayne won her first three Knockouts Championships in 2010, and is now more driven than ever to reclaim the title. A sixth title run would tie Rayne with her former Beautiful People partner Angelina Love for the second-most title reigns. IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Famer Gail Kim has a record seven title runs for a combined 711 days, which also is the record.
Rayne returns to a Knockouts Division that certainly is talented, and quite mysterious, too. With Knockouts Champion Allie leading the pack, the Knockouts roster also features such power hitters as Sienna, Taya Valkyrie, Tessa Blanchard and Kierra Hogan; not to mention Rosemary and Su Yung.
IMPACT Wrestling is officially on the Road to Slammiversary, which will be held July 22 in Toronto and air live on pay-per-view. Rayne is ready to rock Slamm16, just as she has many times in the past.
5/16/18 “State of Impact” conference call with Don Callis
Don Callis will give a “State of IMPACT” on Wednesday, May 16, along with an update on his health and well-being after the savage, bloody beat-down he endured recently at the hands of Sami Callihan.
Callis, the Executive Vice-President and a member of the three-person IMPACT Wrestling Executive Team (with Scott D’Amore and Ed Nordholm), will be the special guest on the IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Callis will speak about all things IMPACT, starting with news about Callihan and his assault on Callis during an award ceremony at a Destiny World Wrestling show.
Callis also will address the new World Champion, Pentagon Jr., the new World Tag Team Champions, Eli Drake and Scott Steiner, plus much more, including the bizarre Knockouts Division of late.
IMPACT Wrestling is now officially on the Road to Slammiversary, which will be held July 22 in Toronto and air live on pay-per-view, so no doubt Callis has lots to address, and countless rumors to confirm and/or deny.
5/2/18 Impact Wrestling conference call with Kiera Hogan & Rohit Raju
Two rising stars, Rohit Raju and Kiera Hogan, will be the special guests on the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Hogan had a Redemption battle with Taya Valkyrie and has plenty to share about that one-on-one fight, and all things brewing in the Knockouts Division.
Raju is the winner of the 2017 Global Forged competition, and he’s ready to shine in 2018 and beyond. Raju has competed for years on the independent scene across North America and now primed for IMPACT stardom. Raju’s grandfather was from India and Raju, hailing from the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, is looking to represent his heritage in front of the world.
Raju is poised for success along with the Desi Hit Squad.
Plan your questions now as Kiera Hogan and Rohit Raju inform on their promising futures.
Here is the pertinent information:
TOPICS TO DISCUSS:
Redemption PPV, which was April 22 in Orlando;
The Road to Slammiversary, which will be July 22 in Toronto;
Championship Gold – past, present and future;
Wrestling idols for each;
That name, Hogan;
Breaking into the business;
Hogan on her mini-golf in Orlando as part of the VIP Package;
Raju on the Desi Hit Squad;
Who does Hogan’s bright, multi-colored hair;
All-time favorite wrestlers; and
The IMPACT Locker Rooms.
4/18/18 Impact Wrestling conference call with Scott Steiner
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner is live and uncensored, ready to answer media questions from anyone brave enough to even ask anything of the most powerful, feared wrestler in history!
Yep, the legendary former multi-time champion, in singles and tag wrestling, Steiner will participate in the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Steiner returned to IMPACT on April 12, agreeing to team with Eli Drake at Redemption, live on pay-per-view on Sunday, April 22, in Orlando, Florida. Drake and Steiner will challenge LAX (Santana and Ortiz) for the Tag Team Championship belts.
Steiner has been a champion in every major promotion he has worked for, with a career that has been anchored on intimidation and fueled by hatred – for everyone.
Steiner, of course, was an NCAA Division I All-American at the University of Michigan, and has since shined for decades on the pro scene, crippling opponents and bashing egos along the way.
Steiner had only one requirement when he agreed with IMPACT Wrestling executives to participate in only his second-ever Teleconference. Steiner insisted: “There better not be any stupid [email protected]#%& questions!!”
4/11/18 Impact Wrestling conference call with Austin Aries
IMPACT World Champion Austin Aries puts the title on the line April 22 in the Redemption pay-per-view main event, originating from Orlando, Florida, against Pentagon Jr. and Fenix, both of Lucha Underground.
Aries will be the special guest on the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
The three-way Redemption title match follows the high-profile WrestleCon event, IMPACT Wrestling vs. Lucha Underground, held April 6 in New Orleans. In the WrestleCon main event, Pentagon Jr. defeated Aries and Fenix via pinfall with the Pentagon Driver to Fenix.
So who will walk away with the IMPACT World Championship on April 22?
Aries returned to IMPACT on Feb. 1 and, in near-record time, reclaimed the World Championship, which he last held during the summer of 2012, with a win over then-Champion Eli Drake.
Aries will discuss his titles plus his legendary past in the company – he is a six-time and the longest-reigning X-Division Champion, and a one-time World Tag Team Champion (with Bobby Roode), among other honors, accolades and titles.
Aries also will talk about life as a vegan, as he is a noted author of a popular book on the subject.
4/4/18 Impact Wrestling conference call with Eli Drake
Eli Drake is positioned for a shot at the World Tag Team Championship, thanks to his Feast or Fired briefcase. But without a partner, Drake wants more. Specifically, he wants the World Championship back around his waist. Thursday night on IMPACT!, Drake gets his first step in that direction, as the main event on Pop TV is case vs. case – Eli Drake vs. Moose, with the winner taking home both a shot at the Tag Team Championship and the World Championship.
Drake will be the special guest on the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Drake will be in New Orleans for WrestleCon for the much-anticipated IMPACT Wrestling battle against Lucha Underground, set to begin at 10pm ET at The Sugar Mill.
Eli Drake has plenty to discuss and never holds back in media interviews, especially with IMPACT closing in on Redemption, set for Sunday night, April 22 live on pay-per-view from Orlando, Florida.
Audio: Impact Wrestling conference call with Sonjay Dutt
Sonjay Dutt – a former X-Division Champion who has transitioned into two key, prominent, high-profile roles in the company – will participate in the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Dutt, who has been wrestling since 2000 and was the X-Division Champion in 2017, serves as IMPACT’s Creative Director and also moved into color commentary earlier this year, bringing a fresh, informative and unique perspective to the broadcast on Pop, alongside Josh Mathews.
Dutt will update the media on his road back to the ring following surgery late last year to fix a torn Achilles, plus he has late-breaking updates on WrestleCon as, on Friday night, April 6, it will be IMPACT Wrestling vs. Lucha Underground, and more.