— Former WWE Vice President of Reality, Promotions and Special Promotions Doug Lebow is now working for TNA. Lebow is said to be John Gaburick’s right-hand man. Gaburick is also a former WWE employee, who is handling the creative direction for TNA.
— TNA has issued the following press release about their return to Italian TV in May.
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING Returns To Italian Television On May 2
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING will return to TV screens in Italy this Spring, thanks to an agreement between TNA and popular Italian sports station Nuvolari TV.
Global wrestling stars including Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young, Jeff Hardy, Magnus, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Bully Ray, Mr. Anderson, MVP and Samoa Joe will make their debuts on Nuvolari on Friday May 2 at 8.30pm.
Episodes of TNA IMPACT WRESTLING will air every Friday at 8.30pm, with repeats on Saturdays at 4.30pm and Sundays at both 9am and 10.30pm. TNA’s PPV and ONE NIGHT ONLY events will also be broadcast monthly on Nuvolari. Fans in Italy can watch Nuvolari via digital terrestrial TV, satellite and live web streaming.
Nuvolari’s Editorial Area Vice President Corrado Azzolini said: “We are glad to announce TNA IMPACT WRESTLING’s new scheduling on Nuvolari. We are confident that it will meet our viewers’ approval, as wrestling is a very popular and followed sport in Italy.” “In the future we would like to be able to give even more visibility to TNA, perhaps creating live events to convey all the emotions of the IMPACT WRESTLING experience.”
TNA President Dixie Carter added: “Everyone at TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is so excited about returning to TV in Italy and forming a long and fruitful partnership with Nuvolari TV.” “I always get tweets and emails from fans in Italy asking how they can watch TNA — and I’m now pleased to say they can see IMPACT WRESTLING every Friday night, from May 2.”
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is currently broadcast in more than 120 countries around the world.