Chris Jericho stokes rumors about his wrestling future

Chris Jericho’s name comes up every time a new promotion is opened or just generally when he is not contracted with WWE and speculative Reddit threads pop up. The rumors were floating around that Jericho might finally make a run in IMPACT wrestling or simply return to WWE and Chris wasn’t actively squashing them so … Read more

VIDEO: Bound for Glory controversy after Aries no sells, flips the bird, and walks out of main event

Last night at the Impact! Bound for Glory event we saw one of the most controversial pro wrestling finishes since Jeff Jarrett laid down for Hulk Hogan back in July of 2000. The main event featured two good performers in Johnny Impact and Austin Aries. The finish of the match was reportedly that Johnny would … Read more

Watch Bobby Lashley spear American Top Team owner Dan Lambert through a table

MMA fighter Bobby Lashley who also wrestles for the IMPACT! promotion speared American Top Team owner Dan Lambert violently through a table at a recent taping. The angle between the two was a basic one revolving around them having a falling out. It culminated on January 25th with the brutal move and Bobby’s arms being raised in celebration. They also went to town on his associate after the match. Check it out.

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TNA reborn and Matt Hardy hinting at WWE return?

TNA is now known only as IMPACT and it is likely that with Dixie Carter and her regime finally gone that Jeff Jarrett and his crew wanted a fresh start with fresh faces. That isn’t quite what happened because Alberto El Patron aka Alberto Del Rio is the new champion defeating Bobby Lashley for it. … Read more

Fight Network issues statement on TNA wrestling

The Fight Network’s parent company Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corporation owns a stake in the financially failing TNA wrestling organization. A lot of drama involving law suits, the wrestling promotion’s future, and the ownership of the company have been out there on dirt sheet sites recently. Today a statement was issued on The Fight Network … Read more

Long time TNA Star gone from company

  WTF TNA? WTF are you thinking Dixie Carter? One of the greatest wrestlers to never sign with WWE is gone from TNA. Christopher Daniels tweeted the following last night: I became a free agent & a published comic book writer on the same day! http://t.co/X5y9tUV0pu — Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) April 23, 2014 Daniels is … Read more

Ryo Chonan defeats Jutaro Nakao in “DEEP – 43 Impact” main event – Full Results

Photo by: Sportsnavi - Ryo Chonan helps up Jutaro Nakao after destroying his leg (notice bruising) at "DEEP - 43 Impact."
Photo: Sportsnavi - Ryo Chonan helps up Jutaro Nakao after destroying his leg (notice bruising) at DEEP - 43 Impact.

On Sun., Aug. 23, 2009, Ryo Chonan made his homecoming to the Japanese DEEP organization by taking on Jutaro Nakao in the main event at “DEEP – 43 Impact” at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. In the first round, Chonan picked Nakao apart with powerful leg kicks. In rounds two and three, Chonan took Nakao to the canvas and used ground and pound attacks to grind out a unanimous decision. It was a sweet victory for Chonan who was released by the UFC following a loss to T.J. Grant back in April.

There were two titles on the line at “DEEP – 43 Impact.” Takafumi Otsuka upset the champ Dokonjonosuke Mishima by unanimous decision to take home the featherweight title, and in his first bantamweight title defense Masakau Imanari defeated Tomohiko Hori also by unanimous decision.

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Ryo Chonan vs. Jutaro Nakao headlines “DEEP – 43 Impact” on Aug. 23

“DEEP – 43 Impact” takes place Sun., Aug. 23 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to two title fights on the card, Ryo Chonan (15-10) will have a Japan homecoming as he gets back to action in his first bout since being released from the UFC earlier this year.

Chonan went 1-3 in the UFC after arriving in 2007. All his bouts within the UFC went to decision, with losses to Karo Parisyan, Brad Blackburn, and most recently to T.J. Grant at UFC 97. He did defeat Roan Carneiro at UFC 88 via split decision.

Chonan will be taking on the very tough Jutaro Nakao (22-14-4) in the main event. Nakao is a 13-year veteran who defeated Tony DeSouza at UFC 33 via second round knockout. He then went the distance with Sean Sherk at UFC 36, losing a unanimous decision.

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