TNA News Bytes

TNA News Bytes

October 29, 2007

by Sassy

TNA Mobile Alert

Several sites this week have reported that TNA is using it’s mobile alert to spread rumors.  I don’t mind TNA spreading rumors around the Internet world, but people have to pay for the Mobile Alerts they get from TNA and for the items they send out not to be factual is just wrong.  I recently looked into getting Mobile Alert but had not made any decisions pro or con.  After reading the rumors messages, I decided against it.

Who’s In

D’Lo Brown

The former IC and European Champion rumored to be coming to work for TNA is D'Lo Brown. His role in the company at this point is unknown. Source: TNA Mobile Alerts. Other sources indicate D’Lo will be taking a backstage role as an agent, but this has not been confirmed.

Austin Lucius “Consequences” Creed

Austin "Consequences" Creed, the man who filled in for Adam "Pacman" Jones at last weekend's TNA "Bound for Glory" PPV, showed that he more than lived up the PPV's namesake. At Sunday night's NWA Anarchy show in Cornelia, GA, TNA Booking Director Bill Behrens presented Creed with a TNA Wrestling contract. Source:

New Member of LAX

The newest member of LAX who appeared to hand a weapon to Homicide during last week’s iMPACT, is reported to be none other than Shelly Martinez who will be joining the Latin American Exchange. Source: Pro Wrestling Fans.

Booker T May Make His TNA Debut at Genesis

As Sting’s partner in the tag team match scheduled against Kevin Nash and Kurt Angle for the World Heavyweight Championship.  The mystery partner is to have held a title in every organization he has worked and rumors are rampant that Sting’s partner will be none other than Booker T. Source:

Who Won’t Be At Genesis

These TNA roster members are scheduled to be in Japan on November 11, the same date of the Genesis pay per view: The War Machine Rhino, The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels, The Warrior Senshi and Ron “The Truth” Killings. Source: Rajah

New Signing

Talia Madison reports she has officially signed a TNA contract to work in the Knockouts Division. Source:

TNA In Talks With ECW Legend

No name is official yet but the rumor mill is hinting that Sabu is on his way back to TNA. Source: Sabu previously worked for TNA, then went back to WWE.  He was most recently spotted in Arlington, TX, working a PCW match. His 90 day no compete clause is up and he will be free to sign with another organization.  The names of  Rob Van Dam and The Sandman have also been mentioned as possible candidates.

Who’s Out

Mr. Backlund

Bob Backlund was removed from the TNA roster when the new TNA site debuted.  No word yet on what Mr. Backlund will be doing in the future.

Sting Wants To Retire

At the end of 2007, but word is that TNA is pushing him to sign for one more year. I will miss Sting but I believe you should go out when you feel the time is right and I won’t object to him deciding enough is enough.

Current Injuries

Judas Mesias

Judas Mesias is reported to have worked a match in AAA (as El Mesias) in Mexico, however, he did not do much due to the injuries he suffered in a fall from a ladder in September. Dixie Carter recently reported that he was “out indefinitely” and after reading the results of the AAA show last week, it appears he may be getting ready to lose his AAA Championship Title to his archrival Cibernetico. Source:

Sonjay Dutt

Sonjay Dutt suffered an injury while filming for the new TNA game. He did appear on the October 25, 2007 show but no word yet on whether he will be able to work the next TNA taping.

Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle reportedly suffered a neck injury in his match against Sting – the show aired October 25, 2007. He is reported to be scheduled to wrestle at the next TNA tapings which is the final show before the Genesis pay per view. Source:

Who Got Letters From Terry Taylor

The letters reportedly sent out by Taylor telling wrestlers if they were unhappy they could leave did not make it to some of the wrestlers wanting to go.  One wrestler who had previously requested a release said he had not received the offer to walk. Source:  If anyone received a notice from Taylor, they aren’t talking.  Several sites have reported that this may not have been a factual report in the first place.

Impact Ratings

Last week’s rating was a 1.0.

Problems With Monterey Show?

TNA Wrestling canceled its press conference on Friday at the last minute and still isn't selling any tickets to its scheduled December show at Arena Monterrey. Source: Wrestling Observer.

Steve Austin Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

When Austin interviewed David Arquette, he managed to take a shot at TNA by saying they had no “names” on their roster.  On the WWE site, the mention of TNA has been edited out of the interview. Source:

Who Had The Nerve to  Call Samoa Joe a Nerd?

Straight From The Samoan Submission Machine’s Mouth:

“The weird thing about TNA, we're all a bunch of videogame nerds here. Yeah, I said nerds. We might be big, but we're all nerds. There are a lot of weekly Gears of War and Halo wars online." Source:  Joe was doing an interview about the new TNA game. You can find the interview on Game Tap.

Jim Cornette To Tie The Knot

Jim Cornette will marry his long-time girlfriend Stacy Goff on Halloween. The invitations that the couple sent out resembled an old-timey professional wrestling poster with an NWA logo in the corner with the heading World Martial Champions along with a photo of them together as if they were opposing each other in the main event. Kenny Bolin was listed as Cornette’s manager, Nikita as Goff’s manager. The stipulations were listed as "1 fall with a lifelong time limit" and "No TV or PPV on this event." Source: ProWrestlingFans.

Miss Brooks Interview

Traci Brooks was interviewed on The Main Event radio show.  You can read the recap here: She discusses her role in wrestling, the other TNA knockouts in the new women’s division among other things.

Christian Cage Interview

Christian held a conference call interview last week.  He discusses his work in TNA, his future and other roster members. You can read the interview here: Unlike John Morrison of WWE, Christian did not have a TNA rep butting in and stopping his answers.

Jeff Jarrett versus The Angle Family

Still no reports on who is winning the power struggle between these two factions. Sources indicate the roster members aren’t happy with the large amount of airtime the Angle family has been getting – and as I TNA fan I couldn’t agree more. Unfortunately for the Angle family when I think of TNA, I think of Jarrett. Kurt Angle didn’t create TNA and I don’t believe TNA will go under without him. There are too many other stars on the roster for one wrestler to be getting so much airtime not to mention the lousy storylines they are doling out on a weekly basis.

Junior Fatu’s Current Status

It is being reported Fatu is asking for more money and that he is still working without a contract. Source:

Current TNA Events

Along with what may be problems getting TNA in Canada, the same problems may have arisen in Mexico. TNA called off a recent press conference to discuss their tour in Mexico.  No word yet on whether or not Canada and Mexico are still on the tour list for TNA.

The Victory Road 2007 DVD will be released November 4, 2007.

Genesis Pay Per View is November 11, 2007.

November 15 and November 17, 2007, TNA will be in Tel Aviv, Israel at the Nokia Arena. Get your tickets at any ticket company box office or online at

TNA: Year 1 DVD to be released November 20, 2007. See TNA official website for details.

TNA Meltdown Entrance Music CD will be released on November 20, 2007  The CD will include themes for various performers on the TNA roster as well as the iMPACT! theme. List of Stars on the CD

Hernandez & Homicide of LAX

Petey Williams

Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley of Motor City Machineguns

Black Reign

Kurt Angle

Wildcat Chris Harris

Black Machismo Jay Lethal

Lance Hoyt


Cowboy James Storm

Adam Pacman Jones

VKM (Voodoo Kin Mafia)

The Guru Sonjay Dutt

Team 3D


The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels

The Maniacal Judas Mesias

Official Impact Theme

Turning Point Pay Per View is December 2, 2007. Orlando, FL.

TNA will be in Monterey, Mexico on December 14 and 15, 2007. Sting is scheduled to be on the card.

TNA Canada Schedule – house shows  Hull, December 28, 2007

Montreal, December 29, 2007 

Quebec City, December 30, 2007 

Final Resolution Pay Per View is January 6, 2008.

TNA iMPACT is taped at Universal Studios, Orlando, FL

Information on all TNA television schedules, pay per views, house shows, merchandise and ticket information can be found at . 

Current TNA Talent Events

TNA’s Fallen Angel, Christopher Daniels, perhaps the greatest technical wrestler ever to hold the X-Division title, is coming to Montreal on November 3rd to wrestle for the International Wrestling Syndicate. And he will be coming into collision with Quebec’s finest technical wrestler of right now, the IWS Canadian Champion Max Boyer during Freedom to Fight 2007.

Shelly Martinez will be at the AWS Store in Industry, CA on November 4, 2007.

The 6th Annual Elite 8 Women’s Tournament is November 10, 2007 at Mountainville Memorial Hall, Allentown, PA.  Miss Brooks and Roxxi Laveaux are scheduled to appear along with Angel Williams. 

TNA stars Christopher Daniels, Senshi, Ron Killings, and Rhino will be appearing at New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ryogoku Arena, Tokyo, Japan, on November 11, 2007. Scheduled matches:

The War Machine Rhino vs. New Japan's Yano

The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels & The Warrior Senshi vs. New Japan's Minoru and Davitt

Ron “The Truth” Killings vs. New Japan's Tiger Mask

Miss Brooks and ODB are scheduled to do custom wrestling video shoots 11/16 to 11/18. You can check out more information about Lady Victoria's custom videos at

Black Machismo Jay Lethal defeated Chris Adams at Booker T's PWA Halloween Havoc show in Texas. Shad Gaspard of Cryme Tyme also worked the show, in a manager type role with VIP. Shad, previously on the WWE roster, now lives in the Houston area and went under the name "THE BEAST."

Not Necessarily TNA News

Lex Luger

We have an update on Lex Luger. As reported earlier this week, he required some medical attention. His business manager Graham Tchivdjian is doing a fundraiser to help pay for Luger's medical bills.

For more information call 1-954-675-0552.

The address is

GT Agency, 1901-B E. Atlantic Bl.,

Pompano Beach, FL



India Wrestling Tour Controversy

A wrestler, presumed to be from Ontario, was jailed after a one week tour of India by 16 wrestlers, mainly from Canada, disintegrated in controversy and a near riot as the organizers announced that it was cancelled during the initial press conference.

According to the Times of India, Tiger Jeet Singh’s Universal Wrestling Stars Inc., a Canadian wrestling company, was scheduled to do a “India vs. Rest of the World - War of Legends” tour in Patiala, Ludhiana and Jalandhar. The shows were cancelled after organizers failed to obtain permission from the Indian security agencies and the sports department. In addition, they were asked to pay a 125% tax on the tickets sold.

During the press conference, held Thursday, October 25th, the wrestlers expressed their anger at coming all the way to India only for the tour to be cancelled. The most angry was the “Russian” Nikita who flipped a table in the general direction of the press, called them “ugly Indian cheats” (which was described as a “racial epithet” by the local press) and challenged any Indian to wrestle him, saying “I am here to kill you.” He was subsequently arrested and his passport was seized.

In reality, the “Russian” is almost certainly Ontario wrestler Alexander the Great aka Jason X, travelling with Ontario promoter, trainer and wrestler Ron Hutchison. Various Ontario wrestling insiders confirm that it was him, based on videos of the press conference and posters of the tour.

Needless to say, the Indian press accepts that Nikita is Russian and some have even speculated that the incident will affect relations with Russia. From a Tribune opinion article by Shastri Ramachandaran (hopefully with tongue firmly wedged in cheek), “It is a relief that the organisers will be around to put up a fight another day, and leave the country to now proceed with a policy debate on what the fracas means for India-Russian relations. Was this simply a tactical blunder or is it a strategic failure with long-term consequences for India, Russia and all those smaller countries in between? Is it in anticipation of this clash that top Russian politicos gave a wide berth to Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister A K Antony when they were in Moscow recently?”

Also on the tour were high profile wrestling stars Sonjay Dutt, Jerry Lynn and Steve Corino.

Four joshi (women wrestlers) from Quebec and Ontario were also scheduled to appear: Kacey Diamond, the first champion of ALF (Association de Lutte Feminin) the only monthly joshi promotion in Canada; Josianne the Pussycat, a veteran of Carmen Elektra’s Naked Women Wrestling League; respected veteran Misty Haven, wife of Ontario’s Michael Von Payton; and Portia Perez.

Former International Wrestling Syndicate Canadian Champion, Dan Paysan was also booked on the tour, scheduled to feud with Sonjay Dutt as the masked “Mr. India”

All of the wrestlers are staying at the Hotel Park Plaza in Ludhiana, waiting for their previously scheduled return. In other words, despite the tour being cancelled, the wrestlers are in India for the duration of what would have been the tour. Source:

Can You Tell I Love Companion Animals?

Indy women's wrestler Lizzy Valentine (she also appeared on Wrestling Society X shows earlier in the year managing Matt Sydal) has opened up a business selling all-natural/organic dog treats. The company is called "Kaylee Kakes" as it is named after her shih tzu Kaylee. Regarding her new business venture, Valentine said, "There is sooo much crap in the dog food out there that I decided I wanted to make something that was safe for my dog to eat. It led to a whole lot more as I am a full functioning business now. I recently debuted the products at the Sherman Oaks Street Fair, and got a great reaction from dogs, and their owners too. I got lots of compliments on the packaging, which was awesome because I have been working soo hard on it. I really wanted the look of the product to be fun and different. Its not like anything else out there." You can check out the official Kaylee Kakes website at  They sell the dog treats through the website. Source: ProWrestlingFans.

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