Tomko was injured while wrestling in Japan. The latest we have heard is that he had to undergo emergency surgery for a torn abdominal muscle. While we hope Tomko is doing well and will heal quickly from his injury the chances are that he will be out of action for quite some time. This will make a big difference in the Turning Point PPV where he was scheduled to work the main event with AJ Styles and Kurt Angle. TNA will have to scramble to find a replacement.
appears Judas Mesias may not make it back to TNA in time for Turning Point.
He’s on the Turning Point poster with Black Reign and Abyss but the latest
word from Mexico says he won’t be able to work the ring. The last updated card
for Turning Point shows a 10,000 Tacks Match with Black Reign and Rellick going
up against The Monster Abyss and The War Machine Rhino.
No Judas Mesias.
just go to my corner and pout now. No Judas Mesias and no Tomko at Turning
PWI reports that TNA is apparently in talks with a major international wrestling
star about coming in for a regular role in the promotion. SURE that's exactly
what TNA needs - even more people squeezed into that two hour show. "TO THE
BACK!" Source: Angrymarks.com. I have to agree. Did TNA forget how many
members of the roster they AREN’T using these days?
We see more and more of the Angle family with their b.s. story lines and
less and less of real talent. Last week’s iMPACT wasn’t worth turning on in
terms of matches. Even though we
had Chris Sabin, AJ Styles, and Samoa Joe in what could have been a great match,
it was riddled with commercial breaks that ruined the match.
Less talk and more action TNA before everyone refers to TNA as WWE’s
text alerts have informed us that they are in talks with a major Japanese star
and that if signed he'll be working a regular role. Source: www.wrestlezone.com.
and SpikeTV will hold a media conference call with Booker T on Tuesday, November
27, 2007. Booker T will discuss his signing with the promotion and what his
future plans are. Source: Prowrestlingfans.com. BOOKER:
TELL US THAT YOU WILL BE DELETING CRAPPY STORY LINES AND THAT TNA FANS
WILL BE SEEING SOME ‘RASSLIN’!
STING OFFERED CONTRACT EXTENSION
is being reported that Sting has been offered a one-year contract extension but
no word yet on whether or not he will accept the offer.
Word is that his current contract expires at the end of 2007 but TNA
wants him through 2008. Sting is taking time off through the end of the year to
spend the holidays with his family. Stay tuned…
read the interview was good but I am so burned out on the Angle clan I decided
to pass. You can get info on the interview here: http://www.warned.net/WrestlingNewsAndNotes112107.html
ODB FROM OVW TO TNA
Wrestling has officially signed female wrestler Jessica Kresa, better known as
"ODB". She has worked with the company without a contract since Bound
made her first TNA debut back in 2004 when she wrestled with the ring name
"Poison". After that short stint, she was picked up by Ohio Valley
Wrestling, WWE's developmental territory. There, she quickly rose to the top of
their women's division and eventually became the OVW Women's champion. During an
episode of TNA Today a few weeks ago, ODB revealed that her name stands for
"One Dirty Bitch". Source: www.rajah.com
last week’s iMPACT, Talia Madison began using the ring name Velvet Sky while
Angel Williams began using the ring
name Angelina Love. According to www.prowrestlingfans.com,
TNA wanted the name change so they could own the names. What is it with major wrestling organizations wanting to
“own names”? And they couldn’t figure that out prior to debuting both
women on TNA?
suddenly became Johnny Devine. If
my research is correct, Johnny Devine’s real name is John Parsonage. We can
only assume this is another TNA trademark issue.
roster list and real names of TNA talent can be found here: http://www.angelfire.com/bc/robsroom/sassy131.html
MISSING IN ACTION
“The Truth” Killings
Jarrett had to publicly apologize to the Japanese media and New Japan Pro
Wrestling for Ron Killings missing a booking for the promotion. According to
Mike Johnson, Killings missed his flight. Needless to say this did not go over
well with TNA management. Source: Prowrestlingfans.com. I’m a little surprised
that TNA had anything to do with Killings going anywhere.
That would mean that Killings was working for TNA and we certainly
haven’t seen him anywhere near a TNA ring lately.
Creed has not returned to the TNA ring due to prior commitments. TNA knew about
the Indy commitments Creed would be required to fulfill before working full time
for TNA. No word yet on when he will be back in the TNA ring. It was originally
reported that once Creed was back in the ring, he would be the tag team partner
of Killings – to be known as “Truth and Consequences”.
was reported last week that Sabu attending the TNA tapings.
According to sources this week, Sabu was not in attendance. Source:
newest job in TNA is as an agent for the newly created Women’s Division. Does
anyone want to bet on how much he likes he new duties?
KAZ ON THE NET
has opened his official website at http://www.frankie-kazarian.com/.
After seeing Kaz in the ladder match against Christian Cage, we hope to see more
of him in the ring…our opinion is that the man is loaded with talent and
deserves a major push.
Thanks From the TNA Roster
site’s favorite quotes are highlighted.
Cornette: “What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving? I am thankful for all the
tremendous blockbuster talent acquisitions that TNA has made the past year that
I have been the spearhead of. I am grateful for all the great TNA fans, for the
worldwide pay per view, and for the national two hour television. I am grateful
for all the stars and all the many millions of TNA fans all around the world.
You ain’t seen nothing yet. Sit down for Thanksgiving dinner because as soon
as we finish with that, wrestling is going to be hot and heavy.”
West: “I’m thankful that this is the sixth Thanksgiving that I’ve gotten
to experience with TNA and I hope there are sixty more.”
Tenay: “Thanksgiving obviously reminds me about family in general, my
granddaughter in particular, Kayla, I am very thankful for that. I am very
thankful for the existence of TNA, enabling a lot of people in the wrestling
business to make a living.”
Rudy Charles: “I’m thankful for my friends and family. I’m thankful for
everything that I have in life, all the blessings. And most of all, I am
thankful that I am the senior referee in TNA Wrestling.”
Young: “I’m thankful that I’m still alive, relatively happy and that you
let me record this in a room by myself because crowds scare me.”
Joe: “Samoa Joe is thankful for Sunday afternoons, the simple things in life,
and the fact that he knows that Kurt Angle is married to the biggest bitch in
Roode: “I am thankful for being filthy, stinking rich.”
“This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for many things; my friends, my family, and
for the opportunity to wrestle with the best wrestlers in the world every week
Hoyt: “What am I thankful for? Lance Hoyt is thankful for Christy Hemme. Lance
Hoyt is thankful for his belt buckles. And, Lance Hoyt is thankful for being him
and not being you!”
Storm: “I’m very thankful for the alcohol that God has sent to this earth
for me to drink…and for Jackie’s big boobies.”
Dutt: "I'm so thankful for the world, for the earth, for love and for
sunshine! With the air clean and our hearts full of warmth, what else could
someone ask for? But, all I have to ask for this holiday season is any sort of
donation you could give to the GHF (Guru Humanitarian Fund)"
Val: “I am thankful for new possibilities, whatever they bring.”
Williams: “I’m thankful in October, because Canadian Thanksgiving is in
October. I’m thankful for Gold’s Gym, Lifetime Fitness, weights in general.
The rotary torso machine has been good me this year. I’m also thankful for my
obliques and the CFL (Canadian Football League).”
Reign: “I am very thankful this Thanksgiving that I have a wonderful little
mistress, my arctic fox, Misty. We will be dining together with her wheel and it
will be raining. The downpour will fall all day and the only ones that will be
left at the dinner table are me, Misty, and the wheel. Happy Thanksgiving.”
Mitchell: “I’m thankful for the fact that my son, Judas Mesias, has returned
to slaughter that stupid son of a @#$%, the moron Abyss.”
Devon: “My whole deal about the holidays is that it is a joke. I mean
basically the biggest thing that has come about this year for the holidays is me
and my brother, Brother Ray, taking hold and hostage the X Division title as
well as beating up those puny little punks that they have running around here
like jumping beans, calling themselves the X Division. As far as I am concerned,
at the end of this year, people are gonna know that Team 3D is not only the best
tag team in the world, but we made the holidays official by taking out each and
every one of these X Division guys and of course getting our TNA tag team titles
back. So as far as I am concerned, that’s what the holidays mean to me, not
those X Division guys and certainly not those redneck fans that come in the
building each and every night, talking about, “this is awesome.” As far as I
am concerned, they suck along with the X Division.”
Kim: “First of all, I’m Canadian, so I am not celebrating on the right day.
I’m thankful for the obvious, that TNA gave us the women’s division after
all this time. I’m very thankful that I got the opportunity to win the
women’s title. I’m very thankful for my family, being so supportive, and the
great girls in the locker room, as well as the entire roster, they are all
Skipper: “You know what time it is, it’s Primetime. You know what I’m
thankful for, that we put XXX back together again.”
Angle: “What I am grateful for during this Thanksgiving time is the fact that
I am Kurt Angle. I am a twelve time world Olympic champion. I have these movie
star looks and I’m very grateful for that. I am grateful for my athleticism
and although 99% of the families out there don’t have what I have, that’s
because I’m Kurt Angle and they are not. But Thanksgiving is a time for giving
thanks and I am very thankful that I have everything and unfortunately, most
Hall: “This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for my children, Cody and Cassidy, and
for another year of being alive. Frankly, the way I’d been living my life, I
was kind of burning the candle at both ends and a little bit in the middle, and
I’m just happy to still be kickin’. I’m also happy to have the opportunity
to perform in front of the fans again and just do what I love, entertain.”
found the following on www.armpitwrestling.com.
Since the site touts “Your Monday morning dose of (un) reality…
Declare Presidential Candidacy
& Scott on Campaign Trail
MI -- Professional wrestlers Rick and Scott Steiner have declared their
candidacy for the 2008 United States Presidential election.
The ticket has Scott running as President, with brother Rick as Vice
President. They're running as Independents, and have challenged voters
to, "Vote for us, or bite us."
have a message for Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani," said Rick Steiner at
today's press conference, referring to the two frontrunners for the Democratic
and Republican parties, respectively. "If
you want some, come get some. If
you don't like me, bite me."
brothers Scott and Rick have no prior political experience, experts believe they
will impact the election by attracting millions of wrestling fans, most of whom
have never registered to vote.
history is any indication, professional wrestlers and politics have intertwined
far more than most people think. As
recently as 1998, former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura won the Minnesota Governor's
election, shocking the world.
know Scotty and Ricky very well," said Ventura from his Minnesota home.
"I worked with them in WCW, and people think they're just a couple
of dummies. Of course, they thought
the same thing about me too. And
who won that election? The Body
did, that's who. Win if you can,
lose if you must, but always cheat."
who said he is prepared to discuss any political issue, fielded questions from
reporters at the press conference similar to the types of questions he'll be
asked when he is expected to debate Clinton and Giuliani next year.
abortion rights, Scott said: "Abortionnnnnn, you know here's how I see it.
All those girls better step aside, because if there are babies out there,
odds are that I'm their big bad booty daddy."
speaks at a Presidential rally, telling unwanted children that he's their
"big, bad, booty daddy."
immigration, Scott was more clear: "All those Mexicans, flying around the
ring in their masks, flippin' around like some sort of jumping bean, let me tell
you something. Step aside, jerk
that curtain, and make way for the real main eventer, Scott Steiner.
Ain't nothin' finer. Sure,
let 'em come to America, because when it's showtime, they're all gonna lay down
for the genetic freak."
civil rights issues, such as disability coverage, Scott said: "To all those
deaf people out there, holla if ya hear me.
I got your hook-up." For
the mentally retarded, Scott referred to Alex, the imaginary friend of brother
Rick, who was drawn on Rick's hand. Wrestling
fans may remember Alex from Rick's Varsity Club days in the NWA.
animal rights issues, such as ethical treatment of animals, Scott again referred
to his brother Rick, who said: "Welcome to the dog pound."
Rick then started running around in circles, barking, "Woof woof
Rick were to be elected as Vice President, he would assume the role of President
should brother Scott be unable to perform his job.
asked how he would handle the situations in Iraq, Iran, and Pakistan, Scott
simply flexed his biceps, pointed to them with his chin, and proclaimed,
"Look at these guns, boys. These are my bombs, and if anyone gives me any trouble, I'll
snap 'em in half. Rick will
Steinerline anyone who doesn't do things our way.
And our way is the American way."
He then performed 15 pushups out of nowhere, with Rick standing on his
back with a dog collar around his neck.
rights activist will proudly welcome Rick Steiner as their Vice President, who
welcomed them to his dog pound and proceeded to bark.
demonstrate his anti-terror plan, Scott presented a mannequin dressed up like
Osama bin Laden. Rick Steiner
grabbed the mannequin and suplexed him out of his pants.
Scott then broke the doll in half, throwing each piece into the crowd of
reporters while flexing some more.
is not believed Presidential candidates are tested for anabolic steroids, but
Guiliani has already made noise about instituting it.
Said Rudy, "We need to test for steroids, and I'm not just talking
about Scott. Have you heard Hillary's deep voice? I think she's on that stuff too."
voters and polls, Scott hinted that he and his brother may resort to physical
violence. "It's plain and
simple. Either you vote for us, or
we'll kick the crap outta you and your family," he threatened.
press conference was scheduled to be concluded with a discussion on public
healthcare, but was cut short when Scott tore his biceps and Rick was too out of
breath to continue.
There was no name attributed to the above article, but you have to admit it’s
Phenomenal AJ Styles begs The Instant Classic Christian Cage For Forgiveness
OPEN LETTER FROM "THE PHENOMENAL" AJ STYLES TO "THE INSTANT
CLASSIC" CHRISTIAN CAGE
Friday night, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles contacted TNAwrestling.com
with a statement regarding his former mentor, "The Instant Classic"
to Styles, he has attempted to contact Cage since Thursday's "IMPACT!"
broadcast. However, "The Instant Classic" is apparently ignoring AJ's
calls. As a result, Styles has asked us to post this statement in the hopes that
Cage will read it before Thursday's broadcast:
pretty sure you're upset with me. I tried to get in touch with you all day on
Friday, but you won't return my calls or text messages. You blocked me on AOL
Instant Messenger and won't reply to my Facebook pokes. Heck, I even tried
sending you a game invite when I saw you playing Halo 3 online, but you ignored
that too. I would have let you frag me with sticky grenades as much as you
wanted if it made you feel better. You know, just like old times!
I can understand why you're mad at me after what happened on "iMPACT!"
(you know, me accidentally winning the match when you had Jay Lethal beat). But
hey, I paid for it in the end, right? I was the one who had to put on that
ridiculous turkey outfit. Plus, I'm not sure if you're mad at me for not
inviting you to Kurt's Thanksgiving dinner, but I made him promise me that he
sent you an invitation. I'm not sure if it got lost or not, but I guess I should
have just invited you in person.
also really starting to get the feeling that you're mad at me for supposedly
turning my back on you and joining Kurt Angle. But please believe me when I tell
you it's all been a huge misunderstanding. When you made me the Captain of the
Coalition, I knew I had to do all I could to help our team. That's why I talked
to Karen Angle and figured out a way that BOTH sides could work together as an
unstoppable unit. Can you imagine me, Tomko, you and Kurt as a team? Who could
beat us? Tomko seems to think there's some heat between you and Kurt, but I'm
not buying it. I even asked Kurt about it and he just rolled his eyes and walked
away, so I know it can't be true!
- I still consider you my close friend. My teacher. My mentor. I would never try
to ruin that for anything. So this Thursday night on "iMPACT!", I have
a plan that will put all these hard feelings behind us. I've requested interview
time on Thursday to explain my idea - all I ask if that you hear me out and give
it a chance. I think after Thursday, we'll all be one big happy family again!
didn't want to post this on the internet for everyone to read, but it's the only
way I knew to get my message to you.
you on Thursday night, Boss. I'll have my cell phone close by in case you want
- Please accept my Halo 3 invite next time you're online. I miss having you on
my team and Tomko sucks at it...he keeps killing me with friendly fire - most of
the time I think he's doing it on purpose.
TURNING POINT NEWS
PWI revealed that the December 2nd Turning Point PPV will feature a "Feast
or Fired" Battle Royal which will result in a wrestler being
"fired." Feast? FEASSSST! They should have had THAT match for
Thanksgiving. Source: www.angrymarks.com.
Turning Point card:
Man Tag Team War
Hall, Kevin Nash and Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle, AJ Styles and Tomko
Man Tag Team Tables Match
3D and Johnny Devine vs. The Motor City Machineguns and Jay Lethal
Women's Title Match
Kim vs. Awesome Kong
of 10,000 Tacks
and Rhino vs. Black Reign and Rellik
or Fired Battle Royal
TNA Superstars will compete in a battle royal with four briefcases in each
corner. Three of the briefcases will contain title shots for the TNA World, Tag
Team and X-Division titles. The other briefcase will hold a pink slip saying
Point is being held in Orlando, FL on December 2, 2007.
Necessarily TNA News
anyone who cares, it appears Linda Bollea aka Linda Hogan has filed for divorce
from her wrestling hubby turned reality show star, Hulk Hogan. Source: TMZ.
Rumors have been hitting the circuit regarding the Bollea’s divorce since the
major problems with their son Nick.
on the other hand, says he was surprised by the filing:
"Hulk Hogan" Bollea told a St. Petersburg Times reporter that he had
no idea his wife Linda filed for divorce.
receiving correspondence for an interview, Hogan demonstrated no knowledge of
Linda's Tuesday divorce filing and told the reporter, "Thank you for the
later called back, adding, "You caught me off-guard. My wife has been in
California for about three weeks. ... Holy smokes. Wow, you just knocked the
bottom out of me. ... I just pulled over to the side of the road for five
minutes to find out what was going on here."
declined comment on whether he and his wife had previously discussed divorce.
and Linda, who married in 1984, had two children—Brooke and Nick—together.
Their family has been featured on VH1 reality series "Hogan Knows
Best" since 2005.
was not enough for Adam “Pacman” Jones.
He doesn’t care for nightclub personnel and now it appears he isn’t
fond of NFL players: ESPN is reporting that Adam "Pacman" Jones was
invloved in a physical altercation with Tennesee Titans player Albert
Haynesworth earlier this week. Jones is currently serving a one-year suspension
from the NFL, and earlier this month commissioner Roger Goodell said he would
not be reinstated early.
needs to give Goodell a raise and offer him another raise if he suspends Jones
for another year -- or, better yet -- ban him from sports altogether!
Mexico City, Mexico
Quebec City, Que.
first TNA PPV of 2008 (TNA Final Resolution) will take place in Orlando, Florida
at the iMPACT! Zone.
second PPV, TNA Against All Odds, which takes place on February 10th will be
held in Greenville, South Carolina.
"CAMP ZAMA SLAMFEST", 11/3/07, Kanagawa Camp Zama
Fans - Super No Vacancy
Giant Bernard & Travis Tomko beat Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma
(15:14) when Bernard pinned Honma after the Magic Killer. Source: www.pro-wrestling.com.
November 15, 2007 at Estadio Beisbol Colon de Xalapa, Brazo de Plata/Elegido/Octagon/La
Parka Jr. defeated Head Hunter I/Konnan/El Mesias/Sean Waltman by DQ when
La Legion interfered. Konnan & Mesias started bickering after the
match that begins their big angle coming up.
defeated El Mesias, TNA’s Judas Mesias, and Zorro in a Steel Cage Match
on November 19, 2007 at Domo de la Feria de Leon. Source: www.luchaworld.com.
Mesias will face Cibernetico on November 30, 2007 in a AAA World Heavyweight
Championship title match. El Mesias is the current AAA champion.
T defeated Christian Cage at the PWA Bash at in Beaumont, TX on
November 20. Sharmell was also in attendance. Source:
Prowrestlingfans.com. Amazing, isn’t it? PWA is actually having matches! Maybe
TNA management should be paying more attention to what PWA is doing regarding
Japan's Tokyo Dome event on January 4, 2008 is set to feature Abyss vs.
Manabu Nakanishi in a "battle of the monsters", IWGP Tag Team
Champions Tomko & Giant Bernard (formerly A-Train in WWE) vs. The
Steiners and "IWGP Champion" Kurt Angle vs. Yuji Nagata.
www.kocosports.com. Again, we have not
heard any updates on Tomko’s condition since the emergency surgery he
underwent last week for a torn muscle.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW
Talks the Talk
has been making quite a stir here at WrestleZone.com. His new audio feature,
"5150 - Real Talk w/ Konnan", has become quite popular after only one
week and now, he's taking more time each day to answer all of your questions
exclusively in the WrestleZone.com forums. Please take the time to click on the
link below and ask Konnan all the questions you can possibly think of - he is
definitely one that will answer it more honestly than you could ever hope for.
the main problem isnt the top guys holding down the underneath guys even though
that is a big problem, u have people that have never run a wrestling promotion
running it and older guys who dont watch anything hip or dont have their pulse
on the latest trends or whats popular booking the comjpany (dutch mantell and
jeff), u have an owner dixie carter who knows nothing about wrestling, is not at
every show and believes all the bullsh*t jeff tells her, while he runs the
company and buries the people he cant control or dont kiss his ass, u should see
how many people in that promotion dont know what they are doing. U either have
people who are working cheap and are useless or people that are friends of dixie
from the music industry or jeffs friends, pathetic"
Lawsuit/Going Back to TNA:
"We are about to go to court soon so they will end up paying some of my medical bills but if they had different bookers i would go back it would be very hard to ever work for or with jeff jarrett again, he is racist, doesnt keep his word, and if u dont do what he says is very vindictive, he wants complete control over u.”
can submit your questions to Konnan here: http://forums.wrestlezone.com/