Sting Not Retiring? Global iMPACT! Preview, Shelly Martinez

— For several weeks there have been reports that Sting’s would be retiring following TNA’s October Bound For Glory PPV. TNA has been promoting the event as chance to see what could be Sting’s last match, with the tagline “The Final Curtain?” Contrary to what we’ve been hearing, ProWrestling.NET is now reporting that Sting is expected to remain with TNA Wrestling after Boudn for Glory. As of press time, there are plans to run a retirement tour, which would keep him inside the six-sided ring until spring of 2010.

Exclusive Shelly Martinez Tell-All: Part 1 Online Now! Marijuana, WWE, Batista!

Former WWE Diva & TNA Knockout, Shelly Martinez recently spoke with “Diva Dirt” for a tell-all, two part exclusive interview! In part one, online now Shelly discusses how marijuana has helped her and aims to educate fans on the positive uses it can have. She also touches upon a recent YouTube exchange with wrestler-turned-Internet personality, Damien Demento. The main focus of part one however, is dedicated to Shelly’s WWE career. Shelly talks about her relationships with Melina, Beth Phoenix, Aarol “The Idol” Stevens, working in OVW, playing Paul Burchill’s pirate wench and the evolution of the Ariel character on ECW. Then, straight from the horse’s mouth — the real story about her release and the clashes with WWE Superstar, Batista. Stream or download the interview here.

— TNA Wrestling has releases a preview for Global iMPACT! 2, which airs on SpikeTV next Thursday night 10/8 after TNA iMPACT! The previous Global iMAPCT! was widely regarded as one of the best shows TNA has ever produced. Here’s the preview: