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 $@#%& 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.
3/21/18 Impact Wrestling conference call with Petey Williams
Sami Callihan has been the most talked-about pro wrestler for weeks after his savage baseball bat attack on Eddie Edwards. Callihan whacked Edwards in the face with a Louisville Slugger bat – and TMZ Sports was quick to report on Callihan’s hit and the bloody Edwards, who suffered a broken orbital bone and a broken nose.
Edwards continues to recover, and Callihan continues to draw worldwide press and critics galore for showing absolutely no remorse. In fact, Callihan is capitalizing financially on the incident by selling baseball bat-joking t-shirts – and he’s sharing none of the proceeds with Edwards.
Callihan has not spoken with Edwards since the vicious hit.
Callihan, though, will be speaking with the media on Wednesday, March 14, in the weekly IMPACT Wrestling media Teleconference.
Callihan arrived in IMPACT Wrestling last November and has been causing constant chaos. Callihan, for instance, drew negative comments from wrestlers and fans alike when, as many said, he also crossed the line by throwing a fire-ball in Konnan’s face.
Callihan will speak about EVERYTHING on Wednesday, March 14, particularly baseball bats (and his insistence that he will continue using them); Eddie Edwards and his wrestler wife, Alisha; and the growing list of wrestlers, both current and former, who have verbally berated Callihan for the bat-attack.
Callihan, arguably the most sadistic superstar on the IMPACT roster, is aligned with fellow Ohio natives Jake and Dave Crist. Callihan has been wrestling since 2006 and has competed around the world.
Prepare now for this Media Teleconference with Sami Callihan, which certainly will be emotion-filled.
3/7/18 Impact Wrestling Conference Call with Taya Valkyrie
She’s baaaaack – and set for destruction, starting with a renewed rivalry with Rosemary.
Taya Valkyrie is a powerful, dominant force in women’s wrestling, truly, Lucha Royalty!
Valkyrie, who has been wrestling since 2010 and was trained by longtime WCW/WWE star Lance Storm, will be the special guest on the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Valkyrie returned to IMPACT on March 1, immediately setting her sights on destroying Rosemary.
Valkyrie arrived in IMPACT last September, with an introduction that is amazing unto itself. The Knockouts Championship seems to be only 3 seconds away every time she steps into the ring. After all, she 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 certainly brings a unique perspective to WrestleCon, specifically, the just-announced IMPACT Wrestling versus Lucha Underground battle on April 6 in New Orleans.
2/27/18 Impact Wrestling conference call with Tyrus
One of the biggest, most powerful wrestlers ever, Tyrus is back in IMPACT Wrestling, ready to leave a trail of battered and bruised bodies.
The 6-foot-7 Tyrus, who tips the scales at about 375-pounds, will be the special guest on the weekly IMPACT Wrestling Media Teleconference.
Josh Mathews also will be on the Teleconference for the first 10 minutes with News Updates.
Tyrus, who has been wrestling since 2006, has built a high-profile life outside of the ring. too. He is a contributor to Fox News, appearing regularly as a political commentator on The Greg Gutfeld Show and other programs.
Tyrus has plenty of strong opinions on politics, current events and certain IMPACT Championships.
2/22/18 Impact Wrestling conference call with Jimmy Jacobs
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!
Warning: Strong language
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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.