- As noted, Laurel Van Ness, who is winning the Knockouts title on tonight's episode of Impact Wrestling, had reportedly requested her release from Impact Wrestling after winning the title at the last set of tapings. Sonjay Dutt, who is also a member of the Impact creative team, was on a recent Impact teleconference with members of the Indian media and was asked by SportsKeeda about her status with the company.
"Well, to put it simply, she's the Knockouts Champion, and she's here," Dutt said. "She's with the company."
As we mentioned before, she is expected to be granted her release once she drops the title, presumably at the next set of Impact tapings in January.
- The TV series Tainted Dreams, which stars Jessie Godderz, was greenlit by Amazon for a second season. Access Hollywood reported that the season 2 premiere will air on Thursday, December 21st on Amazon and Amazon Prime.
- Big Time Wrestling will host "Rock The Bells," a toy drive and pro wrestling event supporting Tri-City Charities, this Friday, December 8th at the Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave, Newark, CA. Wrestlers scheduled to appear include Lucha Underground Superstar Brian Cage, BTW Heavyweight Champion "The Fighting Unicorn" Kimo, former BTW Champion Shane Kody, Devin Danger, Mike Matthews, and more. People who attend are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to the event to help spread holiday cheer to children throughout the Tri-City area.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the first match at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and children 12 and younger are $7. For more information about BTW's shows and training academy, check out BTW on social media, official website www.bwtrestling.com, or call 510-494-9648.
Tracey Elena contributed to this article.