October 29, 2007
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.
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: www.angrymarks.com.
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
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: www.rajah.com.
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
Talia Madison reports she has officially signed a TNA
contract to work in the Knockouts Division. Source: www.myspace.com/talia_doll.
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: www.tnarevolution.com.
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
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
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: www.luchaworld.com.
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 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: www.prowrestlingfans.com.
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.
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.
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.
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: www.gerweck.net. 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: http://www.pwbts.com/messages/13104.htm.
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: http://www.prowrestlingfans.com/index.php?id=viewArticle&articleID=14550.
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: www.wrestlezone.com.
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 www.tiket.co.il.
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
Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley of Motor City Machineguns
Wildcat Chris Harris
Black Machismo Jay Lethal
Cowboy James Storm
Adam Pacman Jones
VKM (Voodoo Kin Mafia)
The Guru Sonjay Dutt
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 www.tnawrestling.com
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 www.freewebs.com/ladyvictoriathebest/aboutcustomvideos.htm.
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
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
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
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: www.gerweck.net.
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