PWInsider - WWE News, Wrestling News, WWE

 
 

IMPACT WRESTLING NEWS AND NOTES

By Mike Johnson on 2019-05-04 12:42:00

Last night's TV taping in Philadelphia drew in the area of 200-250 fans.

There's some unhappiness on the NWA's part on how things went down with Willie Mack.  After news of his signing with Impact was announced, NWA Champion Nick Aldis took to Twitter to write, "If you ever wanted to see the evidence of scheming carny wrestling BS, look no further. Sorry Willie. They took advantage of you." Mack had been the NWA National Champion and was expected to work full-time with the NWA going forward.  Going into the Crockett Cup, the promotion received a cease and desist letter from Lucha Underground informing them that they did not have the right to book Mack as contractually he was their talent.  They were able to come to terms with Mack dropping the belt to Colt Cabana, which had been the plan all along. But, once Mack was announced as signing, the implication is that AAA, via Lucha Underground, ensured Mack was delivered to Impact.  

Paul Jordan sent the following....Last night's episode of Impact is available on Impact Plus for international viewers. But much like its predecessor Global Wrestling Network, it is geo-locked in certain countries which include the United States, Brazil, Canada and Mexico.  If the old rules from Global Wrestling Network are still in effect that would mean that episodes would be replayed on Twitch on Monday and be available on the streaming service by Tuesday for US viewers.

Former WWE star Matt Striker and CZW owner DJ Hyde were at last night's taping.

Jim Mitchell was brought in for more "Undead realm" vignettes.

Impact will have a live Twitch.TV special on 6/9 titled Digital Destruction in St. James, Long Island, piggybacking off what had been announced as a House of Hardcore date in the venue.

They will also hold a live, streaming special on Impact Plus on 7/5 titled Bash at the Brewery from The Freetail Brewery in San Antonio, TX.

Impact will broadcast Code Red tomorrow in conjunction with House of Glory in Jamaica, NY on Impact Plus, featuring:

*Johnny Impact & Taya Valkyrie vs. Eddie Edwards & Alisha Edwards

*Michael Elgin vs. Willie Mack

*LAX (Santana & Ortiz) vs. oVe (Dave & Jake Crist) vs. New York Wrecking Krew (Smoothe Blackmon & Chris Seaton)

*Rich Swann vs. Ace Austin vs. Trey vs. Smiley vs. Evander James vs. Mantequilla – HOG Crown Jewel Championship

*The Rascalz (Dez & Wentz) vs. The North (Ethan Page & Josh Alexander)

*Tessa Blanchard & Violette vs. Scarlett Bordeaux & Sonya Strong

*Moose vs. Ken Broadway

*Tommy Dreamer vs. Sami Callihan.

I would expect Rob Van Dam and Sabu on the show as well.

This Friday's Impact Wrestling episode on Pursuit and Twitch.TV will feature:

*Rob Van Dam vs. Ethan Page.

*OVE vs. Tommy Dreamer & X-Division Champion Rich Swann & Willie Mack & Fallah Bah.

*Impact Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie vs. Madison Rayne.

*Impaxt Tag Team Champions LAX vs. Moose & Josh Alexander.

If you enjoy PWInsider.com you can check out the AD-FREE PWInsider Elite section, which features exclusive audio updates, news, our critically acclaimed podcasts, interviews and more, right now for THREE DAYS free by clicking here!