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Impact Superstars Claim No Payment For TV Tapings, Ed Norholm Responds

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PWInsider.com is reporting that multiple Impact Wrestling talents have recently expressed financial concerns. Under the condition of anonymity, they have stated to them that they have not been paid for the January 2018 Impact Wrestling TV tapings at this time.

PWInsider notes that some of the talents also state that they have not been paid for the above stated TV tapings as well as, “for the November 2017 Bound for Glory PPV and TV tapings in Ottawa until after the Christmas holidays, just before the January tapings.”

Many talents are concerned that the next round of payments may not come until the April Impact Wrestling TV tapings in Orlando.

Impact Wrestling President Ed Nordholm has issued the following statement to PWInsider.com addressing the allegations:

“Talent is not behind on their pay. We generally provide for talent to be paid as independent contractors in the month following a month in which services are rendered. This was an improvement over previous management, where talent cheques were issued only as the actual episodes aired (could be as much as 12 weeks after tapings before final instalments were delivered).

We instituted a payment policy last year to pay for all services rendered in a month in the following month, regardless of when the shows would air. Accordingly, cheques for January were mailed earlier mid-month; cheques for November were mailed mid-December (and I understand got caught up in Christmas mail delays).

We realize that one unexpected impact of moving our corporate offices to Canada has been a further delay with mail services going cross-border. We are working to streamline our talent payroll processing so future events will be paid closer to the beginning of each month after services are rendered.”

My Thoughts:

This is not much of a surprise to me. This is exactly what an owner would say in this situation. Talents however could be upset with positioning and leaking information that maybe only partially true. I have a feeling that the answer is somewhere in the middle and not to assume Impact is close to being finished. I mean they have managed to make it this ling.

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WWE News: Undertaker’s MSG Match Revealed, Early Look At The Card

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The Undertaker Entrance WrestleMania

There has been loads of news recently surrounding the WWE and their relationship with Madison Square Garden, most recently the report that the company stepped in and blocked Ring Of Honor from running the venue some time in 2019 (find that story here). In case you missed it, The Undertaker will also be making his return to ‘The World’s Most Famous Arena’ for the first time in eight years on July 7th (which you can check out here).

Today, WrestlingInc has revealed the match for ‘The Deadman’, as he will take part in a 6-Man Tag Team Match when he partners with ‘The Big Dog’ Roman Reigns and ‘The Monster Among Men’ Braun Strowman to take on ‘Constable’ Baron Corbin, Elias and Kevin Owens. Other matches for the show have also been revealed, which is of course a RAW Live Event and will not feature any SmackDown Live Superstars. Here’s an early look at the card (and we call it an “early look” because as always, cards are subject to change):

  • The Undertaker, Roman Reigns & Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin, Elias & Kevin Owens
  • Intercontinental Championship Triple Threat: (C) Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
  • Special Referee RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss: Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey

Also scheduled to appear are RAW Tag Team Champions Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt, Bobby Lashley, Jinder Mahal, Natalya and ‘The Glorious’ Bobby Roode.

 

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ROH News: Death Before Dishonor Announced For Las Vegas

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Ring Of Honor announced the following today, revealing that the annual Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view will be heading to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, September 28th:

The Best Wrestling on the Planet makes its debut at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for two nights of the hard-hitting, fast-paced, in-your-face action only Ring of Honor can provide. The Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view takes place in the city known for bright lights and big fights on Friday, Sept. 28, and ROH returns to the venue the following night for an International Television Taping.

Tickets for the two events featuring all of the top ROH stars go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. local time for HonorClub members and Friday, Aug. 3 at 12 p.m. local time for the general public.

Death Before Dishonor has been an ROH staple since 2003 and has featured historic title changes and classic matches. This will be the third year in a row that Las Vegas has hosted the extravaganza.

Which ROH stars will have lady luck on their side in Sin City? And which of them will leave Las Vegas empty-handed? Join us for Death Before Dishonor weekend to find out!

Death Before Dishonor Pay-Per-View
Orleans Arena, Las Vegas
Friday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m. local time

ROH International Television Taping
Orleans Arena, Las Vegas
Saturday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m. local time

 

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Kenny Omega Says He May Work Better ‘Within Restrictions’

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Following the recent clash between New Japan Pro Wrestling’s The Elite and WWE’s The New Day at E3, as the trios waged war in ‘Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition’. While The Elite emerged victorious, the mix of stars from different wrestling promotions has led to loads of talk about IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega and IWGP Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks possibly making their way to the WWE some day.

That talk also was fueled by recent remarks from WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Triple H, who stated that anything could be possible when it comes to the company working with other promotions.

While promoting the upcoming New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Special in San Francisco on July 7th, Kenny Omega addressed if he would ever be able to work for the WWE given the in-ring restrictions that come with signing a WWE contract:

“It’s funny there’s this idea where Kenny is only good because he can do what he wants and he gets time. Well, everyone else through those doors had had time and opportunity. Why didn’t they do anything special?

I actually work better within restrictions. When you leave everything wide open things tend to get a little convoluted. So when you give me those restrictions and I start to use my brain creatively to work around those that’s when things get interesting.

I mean no, you’re not going to get a seven-star match or six or five in a seven-minute segment but I always do the best I can to make that segment memorable and entertaining and I think that’s always the name of the game.

The thing is too it’s like, ‘hey if you ever go to WWE what are you gonna do if you only get five minutes?’ I mean sure you’d have nights like that but would I take a contract with WWE if I were not gonna be able to show the best of Kenny Omega? That would be a disservice to fans to professional wrestling, it would be a disservice to my own career all the hard work I put in.

I would for sure make sure that I was able to show the best of what I do and that requires a little bit of time. So yeah, things like that don’t really worry me I think I would be fine.”

Quotes c/o WrestlingInc

EA’s Take: Omega is way too smart when it comes to the wrestling business for him to respond in any other fashion. Just think about it. If he is interested in heading to WWE, is he going to come out and say, “No, that would never work for me”? Zero chance. You need to maximize your value and it would be egregiously asinine on his part to almost “close the door” in a sense when it comes to if he would be able to adjust. Do I think he will make the move? Now that’s a whole different can of worms, but I wouldn’t rule anything out.

 

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