It’s that time again as we look back at This Week in Wrestling. In this edition, Brian flies solo and discusses the forthcoming judgment on the company’s future and also shares some of the most interesting pictures and videos he’s stumbled upon this week.
TNA Bound for Jury
This coming Monday just may be a very big day in the history of professional wrestling. No, I am not referring to Monday Night Raw’s Halloween episode…I am talking about the fate of TNA. You see, a judge stated that Monday, October 31st, a judgment will be made on who exactly owns the struggling wrestling company.
Without boring you with a lot of legal mumbo jumbo, basically, if Dixie Carter wins, she gains control of TNA and can sell it off to whomever she wishes. (The WWE reportedly was interested in their video library.) It would also most likely mean the end of Billy Corgan in TNA.
If Billy Corgan wins, he gains control of the promotion and can run it how he sees fit and Dixie will be responsible for all of TNA’s outstanding debt…which is a LOT. Thus, ending Dixie Carter’s run as TNA owner. From the sound of it, it makes more sense for Corgan to win the court case and rebrand TNA wrestling into whatever vision he has for the company.
Dixie Carter seems to have been running TNA as some sort of con game. She has convinced several people to invest money into a sinking ship for years. If she wins, the very fate of hundreds of jobs and the very existence of Total Nonstop Action may come to an unfortunate end.
Here’s hoping that Monday is the ‘Greatest day I’ve ever known’ for Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan.
Vladimir Kozlov and some other guy…
This is pretty damn cool!
In Japan, there is a statue of Giant Baba German suplexing a car!
Who bought this for Halloween?
Los Angeles Dodger Justin Turner and Heath Slater separated at birth? Hmmm…
The grave site of the late, great ‘Junkyard Dog’ Sylvester Ritter
Two of Killer Kowalski’s top students: Paul Levesque and Joanie Laurer aka Triple H and Chyna
Who said pro wrestlers weren’t fashionable? Just take a look at New Japan’s Kazuchika Okada walking the runway…
The APA consisting of John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield and Ron Simmons both holding the other’s world title belts. JBL is holding the WCW world title and Simmons is holding JBL’s WWE title.
Perhaps one of the worst looking power bombs you’ll ever see…
Say what you want about WCW, they had some pretty funny commercials…
Last Week on the Blog
Last week’s Sunday Sermon looked at the best high flyers; On Monday our ‘Remember When‘ looked at when The Rockers “won” the WWF tag team titles; Tuesday saw us take a look at the relationship between the WWE and the iconic Madison Square Garden; on Wednesday we had a special ‘The Way We Was‘ looking at WWE Buried Alive; this week’s Top Five looked at devastating looking finishers, and we rounded off the week looking at Raw and Nitro from 20 years ago this week.
Next Week on the Blog
Tomorrow we share our predictions for Hell in a Cell, have another ‘Book or Cook’, have the next ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ and more.
All previous ‘This Week in Wrestling’ pieces can be read here.