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Is it bad that I read this and am just hoping he does more Broken Matt stuff.
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I'm trying to care about this new WWE version of Broken Matt but.....it's just not clicking with me.
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I think part of it is that he can never be the focus he was in TNA, they had nothing else so went for broke. But also Bray is a fucking death sentence for anyone.
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Wow. Borash was the heart and soul of that company. On one hand you have to feel a bit sad for him spending all that time and energy trying to fight the good fight. On the other hand, it might be rewarding and maybe even less stressful working for WWE.

At this time, WWE employs Paul Heyman, Gabe Sapolsky, and now Jeremy Borash. Three of the hardest working, most creative minds in wrestling history. Now if only Vince would have a stroke or something...
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(01-30-2018, 10:05 AM)Peezy Wrote:
Quote:Longtime Impact Wrestling personality Jeremy Borash has been hired by World Wrestling Entertainment, PWInsider.com has confirmed. Several Impact sources confirmed this morning that Borash has given them notice that he was leaving.

Borash was backstage at the WWE events over the last several days in Philadelphia, but initially was telling those who asked that he was just visiting friends. However, the word backstage at Raw last night was that Borash has been hired by WWE.

Borash was doing commentary voiceovers for upcoming episodes of Impact Wrestling this past Thursday and was at Friday night's House of Hardcore event in Philly filming material for Impact as well, which appear to have been his final duties for the company.

Borash, 43, even sat in on the production meeting for the NXT Takeover: Philadelphia show, according to several sources.

It’s not an understatement that Borash was in many ways the heart and soul of Impact Wrestling behind the scenes. His exit is probably one of the most shocking in Impact history. The departure is as major as Gene Okerlund jumping from Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association to the WWF in the 1980s in terms of perception, only it’s a far worse loss for Impact.

Borash has been one of the longest tenured Impact employees, dating back to the company's formation in 2002. He held many different hats there, most notably ring announcing, commentating and doing backstage interviews at different points in front of the camera. In recent months, he had been the lead announcer, which means WWE just signed Impact’s lead announcer right after Impact has tons of episodes with his work in the can that will air for the next several months.

Behind the scenes, Borash was really the company MVP as he could be counted on to handle everything asked of him. He worked on the creative side and was a tireless producer and content creator forthe company, most famously editing and putting together the Hardy "Broken Universe" material and Impact's British Bootcamp reality series. He would run production and execution of live events. He spearheaded the company’s dive into social media and was a massive cheerleader for all things Impact Wrestling.

Borash was the glue that at times, helped to hold Impact together behind the scenes. He was the constant that could always be counted on by those running the company, especially in the Dixie Carter era. Without Borash, that company will never be the same. It cannot be overstated: this is a massive loss.

Prior to Impact Wrestling, Borash worked for WCW as a ring announcer and one of the hosts of the WCW Live internet program, coming into pro wrestling following a career in the radio industry. Outside of Impact, Borash promoted the 2005 Hardcore Homecoming ECW nostalgia events, the first of which still holds the record for the highest pro wrestling gate in the history of the 2300 Arena. He also produced the well-received Forever Hardcore documentary on the ECW era.

In recent years, Borash has also worked with television personality Chef Robert Irvine’s production company, working on Irvine’s television productions and emceeing his live events. Borash has also worked regularly as the emcee for WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross’ events.

https://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=115204

That's a pretty huge loss for TNA, Borash was huge for that company. He's been there since day 1.


Pushin' A-1.
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A+ reference fam
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Yeah but I'm gonna have to take a point away for quoting the entire wall of text instead of just the last sentence. Jugga-council dismissed.
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Impact pay issues continue

Quote:The never-ending pay issues are that now the checks come six weeks after the appearance and some guys now, since Impact is booking guys for indie dates, are mad at losing their own indie dates where they’ll get paid that night and working indie dates for Impact where they’ll be paid six weeks later instead

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This is slow and painful, like listening to golf on the radio.
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Six weeks is a long time.
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So in TNA alumni news, the latest in the long line of prestigious NWA title matches takes place this week as Magnus defends his title against the incomparable James Ellsworth
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More like Fagnus.
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Austin Aries just showed up in ROH with his belt collecter gimmick and made his intentions clear that he wants to one belt he hasn't won in Ring of Honor: the women's championship! No wait, the TV title. That's right.
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Looks like Impact is up for sale again
“Dorian Roldan, who runs AAA, has told several people that he’s looking at buying Impact. We don’t know if that’s just talk or something serious.”
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It's been a few weeks since they switched ownership, I guess it's time
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So WWE and Impact are working together on a Hardy Boyz DVD set.

Also I just listened to a podcast with their leader Ed Norhold? Normhole? Whatever. That company won't last. The dude is really smart but doesn't fully understand the wrestling business.

Quote:From the Facebook page for WWE Home Video UK:

BEST OF THE HARDY BOYZ BREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT!!

WWE Home Video UK can exclusively reveal that WWE has worked with Impact Wrestling on Twist of Fate: Best of the Hardy Boyz.

For the first time ever, a WWE DVD release will feature footage from Impact Wrestling events, as part of The Best of the Hardy Boyz' candid look at the "Broken Universe"!

Twist of Fate: Best of the Hardy Boyz is out on DVD 30th April – don't miss this groundbreaking title!

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Holy shit. That's interesting. The new people running TNA at least seem to be willing to try new shit.
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Listen to the latest interview on Killing the Town. The guy running it is a lawyer but his only experience came about when TNA needed investors and he was working on behalf of the Fight Network. He seems pretty intelligent but there was also some wishful thinking. He was very progressive though which is a rare thing on the management level.
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I figure when it comes to the wrestling knowledge aspect, that's what they have Callis for.
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Yeah I've shit on TNA for years, but I want the best for them. Hopefully they can get back where they were. It's be nice to have an ROH alternative, their parent company is gross.
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Brulos' favorite wrestler is making waves again. There are three stories going around: 1) Del Rio claims it was a private family emergency. 2) Anthem claims he said he was sick. 3) The truth...he got completely fucked up and decided to party instead of be a professional (see video at the bottom).
Quote:Alberto El Patron spoke with the Sporting News about his MMA company Combate Americas and more. During the interview, the issues leading to his Impact Wrestling termination were discussed.

On why he missed last Friday's Impact versus Lucha Underground show in New Orleans, Patron stated, "I had a family situation that I needed to attend (to). As you know, my family, my kids are my priority. The situation was involving them and that’s why I decided to take care of business and take care of my family situation. And that’s all that happened. And that comes to what I was just saying to you. I know people wanted to know absolutely everything. This only concerns my family: my parents, my sister, myself and my kids. And that’s the way it’s going to stay."

Impact terminated Patron's contract with the company on 4/8, the day after he failed to appear for the 4/7 Impact vs. Lucha Underground event in New Orleans. That night, one Impact source stated that Patron had claimed to be sick (which is not what Patron told the Sporting News) and that was why he missed the show, which he was scheduled to main event.

The word around the locker room that night, however, was that Patron had blown off the show. Patron had appeared earlier in the day for a press conference that was filmed and streamed live on Twitch. During the conference, he and current impact Champion Austin Aries argued and got into a physical scuffle to build their April 22nd Redemption PPV main event. That match has since been replaced by Aries vs. Rey Fenix vs. Pentagon Jr.

One story that was been shared amongst the wrestlers in the wake of Patron's no-show is that Impact head Ed Nordholm was staying at the same New Orleans hotel as Patron and after learning he was sick, Nordholm attempted to check on Patron but was unable to do so.

PWInsider can confirm that there was great concern following the no-show about Patron's well-being amongst those in company management to the point that there was talk of calling police to make a wellness check on him. PWInsider.com is unable to confirm whether that actually took place.

In speaking to The Sporting News on how he feels regarding the aftermath that came from it, including his departure from Impact, Patron commented,"I’m fine. Of course, it’s difficult because it’s never good to go that way. Our relationship wasn’t pretty good or completely good. And this was just something that ended up breaking it. I’m fine, I guess. I’m going to do what I was planning on doing, as everybody knows I planning on leaving the pro wrestling business in the next year. I have said it several times over and over. And it’s because of some of these things where everybody thinks they can get their nose into your business. Is it right to know absolutely everything about you? It’s not. I’m just going to continue to do that and doing my stuff here, in Mexico like exactly how I was doing it and sometime next year and say goodbye to the pro wrestling business."

Patron, who was the highest paid performer in Impact, had been expected to sign a new deal, as his current deal was set to expire on 4/21. Patron had been offered a raise as part of his new deal, multiple sources confirm.

Instead, his run ends in controversy as he focuses on MMA and pro wrestling endeavors beyond the company that on 4/7, he claimed was "his company" during the press conference.

Now this video is said to have been shot after the press conference/during the Impact vs LU show across town at the convention instead of the Sugar Mill where the actual wrestling was taking place. There appears to be no family emergency and Alberto isn't quite sick (yet if ever).
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