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‘The Amazing Race’ alum and ‘Impact Wrestling’ Star Robbie E Wants to Help You Avoid the Dad Bod

After 17 years in pro wrestling, Robbie Strauss is used to staying in shape and maintaining a busy schedule. However, the minute he and his wife Tara welcomed their twin boys Carter and Cash to the world, life for the two was turned upside down. Strauss, known to fans as Robbie E, found out firsthand how challenging it can be to get gym time in while fulfilling all these new responsibilities. He knew if it was hard for him, other parents were going through the struggle. This is why The Amazing Race alum jumped at the chance to start a […]

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Josh Mathews on Slammiversary and How Impact Wrestling is Making Moves

There was a time when Josh Mathews was just a college kid sending in a VHS tape to New York hoping to be chosen for a new WWE reality show on MTV called Tough Enough. Even though he made it on the inaugural season of the competition in 2001 and didn’t win, the experience provided him with an opportunity to crack open the door to his future. The 36-year-old went on to have a lengthy career in WWE working as a broadcaster with occasional physicality in the ring. These days Mathews works for Impact Wrestling and is gearing up to lace […]

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Matt Hardy on how his broken brilliance is fixing TNA Impact Wrestling

Matt Hardy has proven that even in today’s era of pro wrestling over-the-top characters can thrive and resonate with fans. The “Broken” persona has been a shot in the arm for his career, as well as helped garner newfound interest in the TNA Impact Wrestling product. Hardy’s creative renaissance truly took shape during a feud with brother Jeff, dubbed Brother Nero. Their rivalry climaxed in a grand spectacle known as the “Final Deletion” at Hardy’s residence in Cameron, North Carolina. With the off-the-wall vignettes leading up to the fight, unique way it was shot and overall production of the event, […]

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Tonight on Pop: Ali Wentworth Takes A Swig Of Late-Night Satire In Nightcap

Late-night TV is a competitive sphere where shows compete for viewer eyeballs and celebrity guests, and wage war in a never-ending quest to go viral. Ali Wentworth satirically filets the genre with Nightcap, in which she plays the neurotic talent booker for the outrageous (and fictitious) late-night talk show Nightcap With Jimmy. While we don’t meet the titular host, viewers do get a peek at the tomfoolery behind the scenes of his show. But the high jinks aren’t limited to the dysFUNctional crew — the show’s A-list guests are just as batty! The 10 episodes of Nightcap are star-studded, with […]

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Rosemary on why the Decay is blossoming in TNA Impact Wrestling

Since TNA Impact Wrestling started its run on Pop TV, the direction of the program and the promotion has been very character-driven. And when you look at the roster, the Decay is one true success stories of this new era. Veteran Abyss and Crazzy Steve found new life, ironic given the name of the group. But the important piece of the puzzle for “The Death Dealers” has been Rosemary. The Canadian honed her skills over the last eight years on the independent scene before opportunity came knocking. “I had a lot of experience,” Rosemary said. “Getting signed with TNA was […]

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TNA champ Drew Galloway on Slammiversary and being an ambassador for the company

Many fans were saddened to read about Drew Galloway’s release from WWE on June 12, 2014. Rather than give up and fade into obscurity, the 30-year-old’s passion for pro wrestling and drive to succeed grew stronger. Two years to the day, the TNA Impact Wrestling heavyweight champion will defend the gold against Bobby Lashley Sunday at 8/7CT on pay-per-view from Universal Orlando. Needless to say Galloway is living the dream. “It was a lifelong goal of mine to be world champion,” he said. “It’s something that meant the world to me. It felt significant and important. I don’t get the chance to […]

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Jeff Hardy on his big in-ring return to TNA Impact Wrestling

It has been a long road back to the ring for Jeff Hardy. The daredevil suffered a broken leg in a dirt bike accident last year. Now the popular TNA Impact Wrestling performer is revving up for a return to regular competition in a match against Eric Young Tuesday y 9/8CT on Pop TV. “It’s going to be exciting to see the Orlando crowd again,” Hardy said. “The Impact Zone crowd will be on fire, I’m sure. I’m going to push myself the hardest than I have since I started wrestling again. It’s kind of like when I did with James […]

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TNA Impact Wrestling’s Jade on finding success in The Dollhouse

The Dollhouse has become one of TNA Impact Wrestling’s most interesting acts — and a focal point of the Knockouts division. The eclectic group saw some changes in leadership with the exit of Taryn Terrell and, later, Awesome Kong. Through it all, playtime continues for the trio of Jade, Marti Bell and Rebel as they explore their respective identities. Jade in particular has broken out from the pack. The skilled performer goes for the Knockouts championship against Gail Kim  Tuesday at 9/8CT on Pop TV. “It has been a challenge, because back-to-back stuff has been happening and we didn’t know what […]

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Eli Drake on being one of TNA Impact Wrestling’s brightest new stars

TNA Impact Wrestling’s focus has been rebuilding and creating new stars for its brand. Count Eli Drake among those looking to make their mark. The 33-year-old has emerged from a background player to the forefront thanks to his loud-mouthed and arrogant swagger. The wheels for his signing started turning when his promoter, David Marquez of Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, and TNA creative’s Dave Lagana were in communication. Because of his work in developmental and NXT, Drake — real name Shaun Ricker — was also recommended by  WWE to TNA’s talent relations head John Gaburick. Within a month he was set up with […]