On this week’s edition of the “Award Winning Best New Show” The Rack, join host Lindsey Ward and her producer Sir Rockin as they discussed all the news that was the week in pro wrestling, including the WWE Total Divas show for E! Network and the decision to broadcast both Natalya’s bachelorette party and her wedding to Tyson Kidd, Bryan being injured on Monday Night with a stinger and the backstage confrontation with Triple H over his decision to end the Bryan match, Stephanie’s backstage moment becoming an on-screen thing in confronting the Divas about interrupting her, the return of Rob Van Dam (short-term) to WWE at Money of the Bank, Colt Cabana getting several auditions for commentary within WWE as well as Matt Striker leaving the WWE due to not getting his contract renewed, another high-level writer leaving the WWE in August after SummerSlam and other news and notes!
We were also joined by former TNA X Division Champion, multi-time Tag Team Champion, one half of the current Knockouts Tag Team Champions and host of Animal Planet’s “Off the Hook: Extreme Catches” ‘Showtime’ Eric Young. In a nearly 35 minute interview, he discussed the upcoming new season of ‘Off the Hook’ and how it’s different from Season 1, who we can expect to see with him on the new season, his tradition of sampling beers before fishing on the show, what he does in his off time from the show, the traveling schedules for both the show and TNA, his thoughts on TNA going on the road for IMPACT and where he’s looking forward to going, what his best day in professional wresting was, his time in Team Canada, the thoughts on ODB and her role as Knockouts referee, the many different personas he’s had in his time to TNA, being the pioneer of ‘BeardGate’ within TNA and what his inspirations were, this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs and who he thinks will win the Cup, Kurt Angle being named to the TNA Hall of Fame, ‘Rampage’ Jackson joining TNA and getting mainstream attention to TNA, pranks on the ‘Off the Hook set and much more.
You can find Eric through is personal Twitter (@ShowtimeEY) to get the latest information and updates on him, his beard and his dealings. You can also see him hosting Season 2 of “Off the Hook, Extreme Catches” on Animal Planet starting June 16th at 8 PM (ET/PT) for 18 brand new episodes; go to animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/off-the-hook for more information on the show and viewing schedules. You can also see Eric weekly as part of TNA’s IMPACT Wrestling, Thursday Nights at 8 pm Eastern on Spike TV, check your local cable listings for channel availability and location. And, as always, you can follow Eric and all the stars of TNA IMPACT Wrestling though their Twitter (@ImpactWrestling) and their website (www.impactwrestling.com) for all the information on their weekly television programming and up to the minute news and matches listings for the upcoming “One Night Only” PPV’s.
As with every week, The Rack is your weekly home for immediate Impact Wrestling recaps and commentary. They discussed the return to Open Fight Night and the kickoff of the Bound of Glory Series 2013 edition, the continued drama and possible disunity within the Aces & 8’s, a ‘State of the Knockouts’ update with the Breaking News that Eric Young is not a woman as well as Brooke Hogan announcing a Knockouts Title match next week and a ladder match with Tarryn and Gail for Las Vegas, and Bully tries to call out his wife to end the show and instead got the rise of the new Main Event Mafia with Sting and newly revealed member, Kurt Angle!, plus so much more!
We also had a discussion about WWE Creative’s turnover and the influence of this on Monday’s RAW and other recent shows, the rise of the faction again in today’s pro wrestling including the Sheild and Wyatt Family as Exhibits A and B, plus Rack Staples: Tweet of the Week and our Question of the Night: “What was the last great faction in WWE? ” including many interesting choices from both hosts and listeners.
Check it all out on this week’s edition of The Rack, brought to you by PWMania.com, MemLanePromo.com, TNAsylum.com and RackRadioShow.com!