Late-Night News EXPLOSION!


Seven random newsbits:

– In an interview with the UK Sun, Brother Ray talks about retirement, the possibility of splitting up Team 3D, returning to WWE and more.

– According to, Superstar Billy Graham has scheduled a press conference for today at 1pm at the Northeast corner of Central & McDowell in Phoenix to address an issue that recently came up regarding wheelchair access to the Phoenix Art Museum.

– Last week’s TNA iMPACT! got a 1.0 cable rating, according to Nielsen Media Research and

– According to, has discontinued their fantasy league.

– Also from the Torch, “Rob Van Dam is planning to leave WWE when his contract expires at the end of August.” While we’ve read elsewhere that his contract actually ends earlier than that, this jibes with other reports that he turned down WWE’s latest offer. While there’s always a chance he and WWE will come to terms on a renewal, the Torch is saying the sticking points right now are RVD’s desire for a lighter schedule, more time off later in the year and maybe even a raise. If he doesn’t re-sign with WWE, many feel he’ll sign with TNA.

– has posted a story on recent roster changes, including Daniels and Cabana leaving the promotion and more.

– WWE’s CM Punk, Maria Kanellis and Hornswoggle were backstage at the Chicago show, according to Also from PWInsider, ROH is n’t planning a future show at St. Paul due to not drawing enough fans to cover costs. In other ROH news, Jimmy Rave needed stitches after his match.

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.