Jimmy Jacobs is about to celebrate his 19th year in professional wrestling and has won championship belts in countless promotions around the world, in singles and tag-team action. He arrived in IMPACT Wrestling in late-2017 and wants gold here too, and soon. Jacobs has aligned with Kongo Kong and has set his sights on eliminating Abyss and conquering titles.
Jacobs, who is one of the most arrogant and outlandish superstars, will be the special guest on the IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Jacobs will discuss his drive for gold with Kongo Kong, and why he aligned with Kong in the first place. Jacobs also will discuss his role with IMPACT behind the scenes and where his in-ring wrestling career is at – over, on hold, ongoing, etc.
Jacobs also will talk about, The Photo!
Josh Mathews also will be on the Teleconference for the first 10 minutes with his weekly “News update” segment.
2/15/18 Impact Wrestling Conference Call featuring hot news and verbal barbs
Due a scheduling conflict, El Hijo del Fantasma will not participate in the IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference this week and, instead, it will be a loaded lineup with Hot News and verbal barbs.
Sami Callihan will be the Special Guest, and Josh Mathews will be back on the call for the first 10 minutes with Twitch news and a “major IMPACT announcement.” Plus, Konnan still will be calling in. So you can bet things will be tense between arch-rivals Konnan and Callihan.
Callihan will be in action Thursday night on Impact, airing on Pop TV in the U.S., in one of the biggest matches of his career: against former World Champion Bobby Lashley.
Konnan will update the media on LAX, including the Tag Team Championship reign of Santana and Ortiz.
Mathews will discuss the commentary of Sonjay Dutt, which has received glowing praise on social media and beyond.
2/8/18: Impact Wrestling conference call with Austin Aries
Austin Aries was on this week’s Impact Wrestling teleconference. Topics addressed included:
– Returning to the company and winning the Impact Wrestling title
– Why he returned now, and his contractual status with the company
– Being able to succeed and making a good income on the independent circuit
– The current state of professional wrestling
– Internet reports on his remaining WWE days
– Why he isn’t a fan of weight classes in wrestling
– Food education
– and more!
2/1/18 Impact Wrestling conference call with Allie & Braxton Sutter
This week’s IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference will mix life in and outside of the ring as the special guests will be Braxton Sutter and Allie.
Allie will discuss her drive to shine in the Knockouts Division, with gold around her waist, of course. Allie first claimed the prestigious Knockouts Championship in August 2016, pinning Madison Rayne in a five–way match that also involved Sienna, Jade and Marti Bell.
Allie also will discuss life as a vegan, which was thrust into the spotlight in January when noted vegan Austin Aries returned to IMPACT Wrestling.
Braxton, meanwhile, has been on the IMPACT roster since 2015, but he’s yet to wear gold. In fact, he’s had limited in-ring action of late, but he’s certainly a powerhouse with plenty of potential.
Braxton and Allie were married on Sept. 21, 2013.
GRP #157: Royal Rumble thoughts, Raw 25, WWE HOF, Coach returns, XFL, more
– Thoughts on the Royal Rumble
– Lots of surprise returns!
– Did the Women’s Royal Rumble deliver?
– Ronda Rousey signs with WWE
– Potential Wrestlemania matches
– What are they doing with Dolph Ziggler?
– Coachman returns to WWE
– Dudley Boyz, Goldberg announced for the WWE Hall of Fame
– The dismal Raw 25
– Still no Hogan?
– The departure of music guru Jim Johnston
– Is WWE filling a little competition from New Japan?
– Is Lensar worth the money WWE has invested into him?
– Why is McMahon relaunching the XFL?
– and more!
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Eddie Edwards will be the special guest on the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Edwards is a former World Heavyweight Champion, a two-time X Division Champion and a five-time World Tag Team Champion with Davey Richards. He also in 2017 held the Global Honored Crown (GHC) Heavyweight Championship of Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Noah.
Edwards left one night of the recent Impact TV Tapings in Orlando in an ambulance after a baseball bat attack by Sami Callihan of oVe. Edwards is focused on revenge, to put it mildly.
1/18/18 Impact Wrestling conference call with Konnan and Sami Callihan
Bitter rivals for months, Konnan and Sami Callihan will be together for the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
LAX and oVe have been embroiled in one of the most violent feuds ever, culminating with one of the most barbaric nights in IMPACT Wrestling history – Barbed Wire Massacre III, set to air Thursday night, Jan. 18.
Konnan and Callihan will pull no punches on the Teleconference, previewing Barbed Wire Massacre III and recapping the past week in Orlando, Florida, where the company had six nights of IMPACT TV Tapings.
A new era in IMPACT Wrestling kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 10, with the first of six consecutive nights of Impact TV Tapings at The Impact Zone at Universal Studios Orlando, marking the first shows under the leadership of Scott D’Amore and Don Callis, who, in late-2017, were named executive vice presidents of the company. They join Ed Nordholm on a three-member executive committee that will handle the responsibility of developing the creative direction for the company and managing the execution of the company’s business plan.
On Thursday, Jan. 11, worldwide media will have the chance to talk first-hand with D’Amore and Callis, literally hours after their first Impact TV Taping.
1/4/18 Impact Wrestling conference call with Johnny Impact & Eli Drake
To kick off 2018, reigning Impact Global Champion Eli Drake and one of the top contenders for his title, Johnny Impact, will be the special guests, together, on the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Drake and Impact will, no doubt, pull no punches in this no-holds-barred media session as this duo, and the entire IMPACT Wrestling roster, prepares for the much-anticipated Impact TV Tapings, set for Jan. 10-15, at The Impact Zone on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida.
Drake told the world that he would walk into Ottawa this past November as The Champion, and that he would leave Canada as The Champion. He did just that. But can he do the same in sunny Orlando, with Johnny Impact, Alberto El Patron and others gunning for the prestigious Impact Global Championship?
12/20 Impact Wrestling conference call with Trevor Lee & Caleb Konley
The reigning X-Division Champion and mastermind of The Cult of Lee, Trevor Lee, will be back by popular demand on the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference, joined by his trusty protégé, Caleb Konley.
Lee and Konley will talk about all things IMPACT, particularly the X-Division, including their in-ring battles of late that have taken on an international flavor, such as against Japanese superstar Taiji Ishimori.
The dynamic duo of Lee and Konley have grand plans for 2018, anchored by championship gold.
Audio: 12/13 Impact Wrestling conference call featuring KM
KM – the snarky, brute brawler looking to make a name for himself inside the IMPACT Wrestling ring, at the expense of anyone and everyone
KM has, of late, been trying to prove himself to American Top Team in hopes of joining the prestigious MMA crew, no doubt as a stepping-stone to bigger and better things in the wrestling world, including championship gold.
Topics To Discuss In The Teleconference:
· Knockouts sensation Sienna;
· KM’s fashion-savvy attire;
· Why New York is the best city in the world;
· His in-ring career, which dates back to 2000;
· Why he has repeatedly been referred to as, a liar;
· KM’s claim that he is, pound for pound, the strongest wrestler on the IMPACT roster;
· Post-match sushi;
· His training workout that, he claims, has been featured in no less than 10 fitness publications in 2017;
· Travel stories; and
· The top five wrestlers he’d like to smack around, just because.
Sami Callihan talks BFG, Lucha Underground, The Great Muta, oVe, NXT, more
Sami Callihan arrived in IMPACT Wrestling at Bound For Glory on Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He made a grand arrival, naturally, jumping into the 5150 Street Fight for the IMPACT World Tag Team Championship, helping Ohio Versus Everything (oVe) retain the gold.
Sami will speak about EVERYTHING.
Sami has roots in Ohio, so it shouldn’t have come as much surprise that the sadistic superstar aligned with fellow Ohio natives Jake and Dave Crist. Sami has been wrestling since 2006 and has competed around the world, including Japan this fall. In fact, he will be calling in bright and early Thursday morning, as Sami is abroad competing for New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Sami’s worldwide wrestling journey also has included time with Washington-based DEFY Wrestling, which was recently featured on Impact! and is a showcase promotion on the GWN app.
oVe and LAX have battled in and out of the ring for months, and some eye-popping battles are forthcoming on IMPACT! which airs on Pop TV on Thursday night and on other international outlets, too.
Alberto El Patron talks Paige’s WWE return, possible MMA return, Swagger, BFG, more
Alberto El Patron is back in IMPACT Wrestling, and causing chaos in and out of the ring. He returned on Sunday, Nov. 5, at Bound For Glory, the prestigious pay-per-view originating from the Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Alberto spoke his mind quite candidly at BFG – and will do the same on Wednesday, Nov. 29, when he answers questions in the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Alberto, of course, is a former IMPACT Global Champion who has shined in the sport around the world. He is a second-generation wrestler who also has competed in MMA.
Alberto is set to face Johnny Impact on IMPACT! which airs on Pop TV and other international outlets on Thursday, Nov. 30. It is a physical, personal fight that you don’t want to miss.
Petey Williams on returning to the ring, TNA legacy, BFG, goals, more
“Canadian Destroyer” Petey Williams will be the special guest on the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference .
Petey was part of the high-energy six-man X-Division Championship match at Bound For Glory on Sunday, Nov. 5, in which Trevor Lee ultimately retained his title.
#BFG2017 was the first of six memorable IMPACT Wrestling nights at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Petey will share memories and more of time in his native country.
Petey, who has been wrestling since 2002, is a two-time X-Division Champion who has held the title for a combined 310 days. On the Thursday, Nov. 16 episode of IMPACT!, airing on Pop TV and around the world, Petey Williams challenges IMPACT Global Champion Eli Drake for the title.
El Patron on returning to Impact Wrestling, Paige, Jarrett’s departure, Mysterio, more
The Knockouts Division will be front & center on the IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference on Wednesday, October 25.
Knockouts contender Allie makes her Media Teleconference debut, along with reigning Knockouts Champion Sienna. And with Bound For Glory now less than 2 weeks away, who knows what these Knockouts might say.
#BFG2017 is Sunday night, Nov. 5, at Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Allie and Sienna will be in a three-way match at the pay-per-view, along with Gail Kim.
Allie has been wrestling professionally since 2005 and made her IMPACT Wrestling debut in 2013. She is a Canada native and would like nothing more than to claim the prestigious Knockouts Championship on Canadian soil. Obviously Sienna and the Knockouts legend and Hall of Famer Gail Kim have other plans.
The Knockouts Three-Way Match at #BFG2017 is one of the most anticipated matches on the card.
Moose on being a two sport star, BFG, Triplemania, possibly doing MMA, more
Two-time IMPACT Grand Champion Moose will participate in the IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
IN ADDITION, Josh Mathews will be on the call for the first 10 minutes to announce some Bound For Glory news and updates, and detail this week’s Media Junket to Ottawa, featuring Bobby Lashley and Eli Drake – including the announcement of the first-ever IMPACT PIZZA.
Moose is one of the most powerful men in the ring, a former National Football League (NFL) player who has successfully transitioned into pro wrestling. He played in 62 NFL games from 2006-2012 before moving into in-ring action, with his IMPACT debut coming in July, 2016.
Moose played at Syracuse University, then was drafted into the NFL by the Atlanta Falcons in 2006, in the fifth-round.
Moose has been focused on American Top Team heading into Bound For Glory on Nov. 5, originating from Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Gail Kim on retiring from the ring, favorite matches, her famous hubby, dual citizenship, BFG, more
Six-time Knockouts Champion Gail Kim will participate in the IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Gail Kim is, without question, one of the best female wrestlers ever, a Hall of Famer who has held the championship gold for close to a combined 700 days.
She’s seeking Title No. 7 on Sunday night, Nov. 5, when the IMPACT stars invade Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, for the most prestigious pay-per-view of the year, Bound For Glory, which will held at Aberdeen Pavilion.
Gail will participate in a Knockouts Championship Four-Way Match, alongside reigning champion Sienna, Taryn Terrell and Allie.
All four participants have held the Knockouts Championship, but who will leave Ottawa with the gold?
James Storm on BFG, turning down WWE, babyface vs. heel, future goals, more
IMPACT Wrestling original “Cowboy” James Storm takes center stage in the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Storm has held 16 championships in Impact Wrestling and is, perhaps, the best tag-team wrestler in company history – with multiple title reigns as a member of America’s Most Wanted and also with Beer Money. He also has been the IMPACT Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion, among other accolades.
Bound For Glory is scheduled for Sunday night, Nov. 5, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
EC3 talks BFG, AAA tour, WWE stint, NXT, promos, Cleveland Indians, more
The reigning Impact Grand Champion, Ethan Carter III – best known to the wrestling world as simply, EC3 – steps to the microphone for a one-on-one session with the media. EC3 will participate in the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
EC3 defeated Moose in early-August to claim the Impact Grand Championship and further establish himself as one of the most accomplished wrestlers in IMPACT Wrestling history. He is, after all, a two-time World Heavyweight Champion.
EC3, who broke into the business in 2002, is a Cleveland native – and certainly is strong on his beloved Indians as the red-hot baseball team heads into the MLB playoffs next week. The 6-foot-2, 242-pound, muscle-packed EC3 has the power to dominate and the attitude to electrify.
The next pay-per-view is Bound For Glory on Sunday, Nov. 5, originating from the Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Robbie E on his new Muscle & Fitness project, his GFW status, BFG, a possible WWE run, having twins, more
Former TNA X-Division, Television, and Tag Team champion Robbie E joined us to discuss his new Dad Bod series with Muscle & Fitness.
He also talks:
– His status with GFW
– The recent changes in the company, and the new direction
– Bound for Glory coming to Canada
– The future of wrestling on PPV
– His plans after retiring from the ring
– A possible run in WWE
– Working with Raquel and Cookie in Impact Wrestling
– The success of the BroMans
– His Amazing Race experience
– How wrestling has changed over the years
– and more!
One of the most outspoken, opinionated wrestlers ever, Konnan is set to go one-on-one with the media. The leader of LAX will participate in the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
He will be joined on the call by the World Tag Team Champions, Santana & Ortiz.
– Bound for Glory being announced for Canada
– This version of LAX vs. the previous line up
– Rey Mysterio’s status
– Alberto El Patron’s future with the company
– Konnnan’s frustrations in his last stints with TNA and AAA
– The passing of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
– The decline of the nWo
– Getting heat, any not cutting corny promos
– The departure of Low Ki
– and more
Audio: GFW’s creative team on rumors of the company losing money, the GFW name, the GFW network, Bound for Glory, more
The three-person crew that is now leading the Creative Team for Global Force Wrestling will participate in the weekly GFW Media Teleconference.
“Coach” Scott D’Amore, Sonjay Dutt and “Big” John Gaburick will field media questions in an unprecedented opportunity to glance inside the conference room where this trio builds the TV future for all things GFW.
– Plans for Bound for Glory
– Dutch Mantel’s role on the creative team
– The future of the GFW name
– The launch of the GFW Network
– The Sexy Star-Rosemary incident
– Rumors of the company losing money, and Anthem wanting to sell off the company
– Low Ki’s departure
– The eventual return of Alberto El Patron
– The relationships with AAA and NOAH
– and more!
Audio: Johnny Impact talks Bound for Glory, Lucha Underground, Rosemary-Sexy Star, acting, WWE, more
The electrifying, international superstar Johnny Impact, who made his debut inside the six-sided ring of Global Force Wrestling in August, holds his first GFW Media Teleconference.
– Having family in Houston being in the path of Hurricane Harvey
– Why he didn’t jump to TNA after leaving WWE
– A possible return to WWE?
– His status with Lucha Underground
– A possible reunion with Joey Mercury
– Boone: The Bounty Hunter
– His thoughts on the Rosemary/Sexy Star incident
– Balancing careers in wrestling and acting
– Staying in shape
– His dream match
– Taya coming to Impact Wrestling
– The Miz
– and more!
Audio: Bobby Lashley talks Destination X, El Patron being stripped of the GFW title, crossing over, McGregor vs. Mayweather, Angle, Flair, Punk, Roode, more
Four-time former GFW World Champion Bobby Lashley is scheduled for his first-ever GFW Media Teleconference.
Lashley is a former collegiate wrestler, who has transitioned to the pro scene with amazing success. He also is a former X-Division Champion and the final King of The Mountain Champion.
Lashley, a former U.S. Army Captain, also has had a successful career with Bellator MMA, boasting a 15-2 record in MMA bouts, including 8 wins by submission and 4 by knockout. Lashley has won his last eight MMA fights.
In addition, Lashley will be joined on the call by Dan Lambert, the co-founder of American Top Team – the Florida-based MMA team that Lashley competes for, which also boasts such current champions as Tyron Woodley, UFC Welterweight; Amanda Nunes, UFC Women’s Bantamweight; and Joanna Jędrzejczyk, UFC Women’s Strawweight.
Lashley will discuss Destination-X on Thursday, August 17, when Lashley steps into the six-sided GFW ring against Matt Sydal, and more.
– What Kurt Angle has meant to Bobby Lashley
– CM Punk’s MMA future
– Lashley’s opportunities in MMA
– El Patron being stripped of the GFW title
– Ric Flair’s legacy
– Lashley reflects on his WWE experience
– The upcoming McGregor vs. Mayweather fight
– Lashley on training for two sports
– Lashley comments on his favorite Impact Wrestling opponents
– Has Lashley spoken to Trump since becoming the President?
– and more!
Audio: GFW’s X-Division Round Table Teleconference with Sonjay Dutt, Low Ki, and Trevor Lee
Three of the top X-Division stars will participate in the first-ever X-Division Media Teleconference.
Reigning X-Division Champion Sonjay Dutt will be joined by 5-time former X-Division Champion Low-Ki, as well as Trevor Lee, who currently has “possession” of the golden prize.
The trio will discuss Destination-X on Thursday night, August 17, and everything else that has long made the X-Division the cornerstone of the company.
Here is the pertinent information:
X-DIVISION ROUNDTABLE TOPICS:
Destination-X on Thursday, August 17, including the Ladder Match, Dutt vs. Lee;
The X-Division Championship Belt – winning the title vs. stealing the title;
High-flying, death-defying moves;
Best move: Reverse Warrior’s Way (Dutt) or the original Warrior’s Way (Low-Ki);
Who is the best-ever X-Division competitor;
Tougher match – Ultimate-X or Ladder Match;
How has the style of the X-Division influenced wrestling promotions around the world;
Hair tips from Trevor;
Sonjay winning the title in his native India, including his family’s reaction; and
What makes Low-Ki smile.
Sonjay Dutt, reigning X-Division Champion
Low-Ki, 5-time former X-Division Champion
Trevor Lee, now in possession of the X-Division Championship belt.
Audio: Global Force Wrestling conference call featuring Karen Jarrett, Sienna, and Laurel Van Ness
The Knockouts Division takes center stage in the weekly GFW Media Teleconference.
GFW Knockouts Champion Sienna has the throne and will be joined by one of her biggest opponents: Karen Jarrett, the GFW Executive Director. Sienna and Jarrett have gone face-to-face in-ring on the microphone, so this Teleconference promises more of the same. Throw in the jilted, unpredictable Laurel Van Ness, and this week’s Teleconference could go in any number of directions.
Topics addressed include:
– The Karen Jarrett/Braun Strowman incident
– Karen’s dream Knockout match
– The upcoming McGregor vs. Mayweather fight
– Sienna’s MMA background
– The development of the Laurel Van Ness character
– Lauren’s real life relationship with Zack Ryder
– Lauren’s Tough Enough experience
– Karen’s pick for this year’s hall of fame
– Keep the knockouts name for the division
– The Hardy’s situation
– Possibility of adding a Knockouts tag team division
– The creative process in GFW
– Gail Kim retiring from the ring
– and more!
Audio: Global Force Wrestling conference call featuring Bruce Prichard and Dutch Mantel
Two Global Force Wrestling (GFW) personalities who, combined, have more than 75 years of experience in professional wrestling will come together for a behind-the-scenes look at the industry. Bruce Prichard and Dutch Mantel will be on the weekly GFW Media Teleconference, starting at 1pm ET on Wednesday, July 26.
Bruce Prichard arrived in GFW in late-2010, and worked primarily behind-the-camera for about three years. He returned to GFW this past March. Prichard spent decades working for the WWE, and who can forget Brother Love?! Bruce started in wrestling at age … 10. Yes, when he was 10 years-old, he was selling wrestling posters in Houston, Texas.
Dutch Mantel has been a wrestling fixture since the regional territory days of the 1970s. His career has included time with WWF, when it was the WWF, and now WWE, plus WCW, among other promotions. He made his GFW debut behind-the-scenes in 2003, and since early this year has been a Creative Consultant. Dutch proudly served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal.
Plus, the weekly GFW Teleconference will include exclusive “Hot News” you won’t want to miss.
Topics To Discuss In The Teleconference:
· How wrestling has changed over the years;
· Where wrestling is headed;
· Who are the all-time most impactful wrestlers;
· What it takes to star in wrestling;
· Funniest in-ring moments that fans might not have noticed or known;
· The GFW roster; and
· The most memorable in-ring moment for each.
Jeremy Borash discusses Slammiversary, fifteen years with Impact Wrestling, bad breath, Scott Steiner, Gail Kim, live events, more
Jeremy Borash, Joseph Park and Grado Teleconference audio, featuring…
– Impact Wrestling’s strong viewership in India
– AAA talent coming to the upcoming GFW New York live shows
– Borash reflects on his four wrestling matches
– JB reveals who has had the worst breath in wrestling
– New tag team shooting vignettes at GFW headquarters today
– JB reflects on his fifteen years in Impact Wrestling
– The broken universe
– The announce team moving forward
– Scott Steiner’s future
– Future plans for house shows
– Gail Kim to work with the knockouts after retiring from the ring
– and more!