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August 30, 2015


Ronnie from 'Jersey Shore' Taking His Brawling Skills to the Wrestling Ring

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 21st 2011 11:00AM
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro from 'Jersey Shore' has proven himself adept at bed-throwing and boardwalk brawls. Soon, he'll be able to let out some of that aggression in the wrestling ring.

Ronnie has signed on for two episodes of Spike TV's 'TNA Impact' wrestling, according to the New York Post. Ronnie's episodes will air November 3, and feature him wrestling alongside legends like Hulk Hogan and former Olympian Kurt Angle.

For incredibly obvious reasons, wrestling has been a popular off-season outlet for the 'Jersey Shore' cast. Snooki appeared on WWE's 'Wrestlemania' in April and both JWoww and Angelina flashed their fighting skills on 'Impact.'

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Wrestling: The Monday Night War Is Back

by David Hofstede, posted Jan 5th 2010 11:30AM
Hulk HoganWrestling fans still have a nostalgic enthusiasm for the 1990s, when every Monday night brought five hours of choke slams and sleeper holds courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

Back when WWE's 'Monday Night Raw' aired opposite WCW's 'Nitro,' both companies created new superstars, crafted envelope-pushing stories and even unleashed a few dirty tricks, like WCW revealing match results from WWE's pre-taped episodes, all in a battle for ratings supremacy.

The war ended when WWE purchased WCW in 2001. 'Raw' has aired unopposed ever since -- until tonight.

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Hulk Hogan shakes up TV wrestling with move to TNA

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 30th 2009 2:30PM
Hulk Hogan is going from Rock N' Wrestling to TNA.I try to cover professional wrestling here on TV Squad only when something happens that hints at a ratings spike, a celebrity tie-in or a television publicity war. Today, we have news that could score a pin on all three fronts, "Brother!"

Hulk Hogan (in yellow, right), the 80s legend that put WWF WWE on the mat map, announced this week that he's returning to the squared circle and joining the ranks of Spike TV's TNA Wrestling. It's a big step up in exposure for the Florida-based promotion as it struggles to pull away a little market share away from Vince McMahon's Connecticut Death Grip.

While the WWE has either live or taped shows on various cable outlets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights (with occasional weekend specials on NBC), TNA has used the last couple of years to build an ever-growing following in Spike's Thursday night schedule.

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