December 3, 2007
I’ll be submitting this report early since Ring of
Honor’s “Man Up!” is being broadcast on Saturday and TNA’s “Turning
Point” is being broadcast on Sunday.
Week of November Birthdays
Dutch Mantel, November 29, 1949
The Instant Classic Christian Cage: November 30, 1973
Jimmy Rave, December 8, 1982
Kurt Angle, December 9, 1968
Primetime Elix Skipper, December 15, 1977
Showtime Eric Young December 15, 1979
Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels, December 24, 1971
Wildcat Chris Harris, December 25, 1973
If anyone has Robert Roode’s birthday, we would appreciate
hearing from you. All we could find
is the year – 1977.
This weeks’ iMPACT drew a 1.1 rating.
TNA is said to be in negotiations with Bob Sapp, who is a
mixed martial artist star in Japan. Source: www.angrymarks.com
You can read more about Sapp here: http://www.centralkickboxing.org/Articles/a_beast_is_made_the_bob_sapp_story.htm
or see his profile here: http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?FighterID=4416
And does anyone remember how good old Kurt Angle wants to be
in MMA competition?
Talia Madison, now known as Velvet Sky, has signed a contract
Scott Hall is still in the storylines as of this writing. To
the best of our knowledge, TNA has not signed Hall to a contract.
Sting may be wanted by Dixie Carter of TNA but there is no
word on whether or not he has agreed to a contract extension. He presently is
booked for the TNA shows to be held in Mexico this month but so far nothing
If you missed iMPACT last week you missed Booker T in action
against Robert Roode. Booker T appears to be in it for the fans and he proved it
in this match.
The latest on Junior Fatu is that he is out of TNA for good
– at least for right now.
One That Got Away
Report: Sabu's TNA Return Botched, Article By: Ryan Clark
Posted on: November 30, 2007, 2:12pm
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Several weeks ago we reported that Sabu had showed up to a
TNA iMPACT! taping looking for work and was turned away. New details have been
released regarding that situation.
Sabu was scheduled to appear at the TNA iMPACT tapings two
weeks ago but never showed up because he missed his flight.
During a segment when Abyss was getting beat down by Black
Reign and Rellik, Sabu was supposed to run in and save Abyss. Because Sabu
missed his flight, TNA instead had Rhino do the save. Sabu was also scheduled to
work the next night's iMPACT tapings, but by then TNA had already written him
out of storylines and the general feeling was that he wasn't needed anymore.
TNA had long-term plans for Sabu, but it won't be until after
the Turning Point PPV in December that they will consider bringing him in again.
We still have no return date for Jeff Jarrett. That does not mean he is not working for TNA, he is just not in the ring.
it up Jeff! Showtime Eric Young is in need of a friend!
Judas Mesias is still out of action after suffering an injury
in September, 2007 working for AAA in Mexico. The last word we have is that he
will not be back in TNA until January 2008.
Tomko suffered a torn muscle injury that required emergency
surgery while he was working in Japan. There has been no definite report on
whether or not he will be able to work the Turning Point pay per view. Latest
rumors are that if Tomko can’t make it, Robert Roode will take his place.
The feeling within TNA is that the LAX team works very hard
but without Konnan for their promos they won’t be above-average players on TV.
PWInsider reports that there is still tremendous heat between Konnan and TNA,
both sides pretty much hate each other. TNA is looking at the possibility of
making Tomko/AJ vs. LAX into a long running feud. TNA has been holding back on
pushing LAX due to Konan’s absence, despite Homicide and Hernandez being
viewed as one of the company’s hottest acts. Source: ProWrestlingFans.com
I have to say this – while this is probably a true statement, it is just plain crap. Homicide and Hernandez are both superior wrestlers. TNA is making a huge mistake by not using the talent they have available! Instead of showcasing talent such as LAX, they continue to run out and hire more wrestlers. I’m a Konnan fan, but having Konnan ringside did not make Homicide and Hernandez and there is no reason they should be left out of the TNA ring.
check the TNA Talent Section listed below and this site's Indy News Bytes for
information regarding scheduled Indy appearances for Homicide and Hernandez.
Kim Makes Forbes Magazine
Forbes Magazine named Gail Kim one of the most eligible
bachelorettes in the Tampa, FL area. Before all you boys go running to
Gail’s door to propose, take a self defense course first – you’ll need it!
Women’s Division's New Space
From Lady Victoria: I am happy to announce that
ANGEL WILLIAMS has moved in here to my house. This means we
are available for a custom at anytime. She is currently working for TNA...
LEXIE LANE is an hour away,and my OVW girls are 2 hours away.
ODB, JOSIE, BOBCAT, TRACY BROOKS, RONNIE and many more ladies I havent had the
pleasure to use yet, like SHE NAY NAY and NEVEAH.
All these girls are on My SPACE. Most of them are my top
Just click here to check them out... I can get most any girl
Just ask. I would love to get Alere back here again. Any
TNA's official website has added profiles on Booker T,
Sharmell and Rellik. Havoc's profile has been changed to Johnny Devine. The site
has yet to add profiles on Scott Hall, ODB, Angelina Love and Velvet Sky.
This is so NOT interesting, but I will add it for the sake
of TNA News: Kurt Angle, Tomko, and A.J. Styles are now a group known as The
Angle Alliance. Source: www.prowrestlingfans.com
Unfortunately for Tomko and AJ, they won’t do as great a job with this as
they did with the Christian Coalition.
Louise, Who Thinks This Stuff Up?
The Christy Hemme/Lance Hoyt strife and Jackie Moore/James
Storm strife have been put on hold because they already have the Roode/Miss
Brooks strife and will probably go back to the Kurt and Karen Angle strife.
Sewell Referee or Wrestler?
We found reports of “Glamour
Boy Shane” wrestling in some Indy events recently.
It appears he hasn’t hung up those wrestling trunks in favor of a
striped shirt – at least not yet!
Now we have to wonder why TNA hasn’t tried to get the
Glamour Boy back in the ring as a wrestler? I’m certain those women wrestlers
enjoy having him around to ref a match but we fans would enjoy seeing him in
Check this site’s Indy News Bytes for further
information on TNA talent in Indy action!
TNA Turning Point - Sunday December 2, 2007 - iMPACT Zone,
1. Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & Samoa Joe vs. Angle Alliance
(Kurt Angle, AJ Styles & Tyson Tomko)
2. Booker T. & Kaz vs. Christian Cage & Robert Roode
3. Six Man Tag Team Tables Match: Team 3D (Brother Ray & Devon) & Johnny Devine vs. The
Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) & Black Machismo
4. Match of 10,000 Thumbtacks: Abyss & Rhyno vs. Black Reign & Rellik
5. TNA Women's Championship Match: Gail Kim vs. Awesome Kong
6. Feast Or Fired Match:
15 superstars will compete for shots at the TNA World Championships! Four
cases will hang from corners in the ring - three will contain a shot at either
the TNA World, Tag Team or X Division Championships. The fourth will contain a
certificate informing whoever gets it that they are fired!
**TNAWrestlingNews.com is reporting this evening that
there is talk of replacing Tomko with Robert Roode if he can't make Sunday's
Turning Point PPV do to a recent injury.**
Another match has been added:
Angelina Love (Angel Williams) & Velvet Sky (Talia
Madison) vs. ODB & Roxxi
we been seeing this four together in the ring on iMPACT? Whatever happened to
new and original matches?
TNA just released the official promotional poster for the
Final Resolution pay-per-view on January 6th, 2008 from Orlando, FL at the
iMPACT Zone. The poster features Kurt Angle, Tomko, AJ Styles, and Christian
Year End Award Nominees
Chris Johnson - Wednesday, November 28 2007 - 8:49 PM
THE NOMINEES FOR THE 2007 TNA WRESTLING YEAR-END AWARDS
By Bill Banks
will open the voting for the annual Year-End Awards, held each year since 2003
on our website. The nominees for the 2007 awards are listed below. Check back to
TNAwrestling.com next week to cast your vote! TNA will announce the results in
January along with several award presentations to air on “iMPACT!”.
Please note: Once the voting begins, only one round of voting
will be registered for each individual IP computer address. Once you have voted,
additional voting rounds will not be counted.
FINISHER OF THE YEAR:
The Olympic Slam – Kurt Angle
Black Hole Slam – Abyss
Gringo Killer – Homicide
Border Toss – Hernandez
The Gore – Rhino
The Payoff – Robert Roode
3D – Team 3D
Muscle Buster/Clutch – Samoa Joe
Scorpion Deathdrop/Deathlock – Sting
Lethal Combination / Elbow Drop – “Black Machismo” Jay
Flux Capacitor – Kaz
Styles Clash – AJ Styles
KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR:
TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR:
Voodoo Kin Mafia
Motor City Machineguns
Latin American Xchange
AJ Styles and Tomko
MOST INSPIRATIONAL SUPERSTAR OF THE YEAR:
X DIVISION SUPERSTAR OF THE YEAR:
“Black Machismo” Jay Lethal
“The Guru” Sonjay Dutt
“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels
MEMORABLE MOMENT OF THE YEAR:
Road Warrior Animal teams with Rick Steiner (Slammiversary)
“Black Machismo” Jay Lethal upsets Kurt Angle (No
Gail Kim becomes the first Women’s Champion (Bound For
Jeff Jarrett is revealed as Eric Young’s friend (Impact)
Booker T and Sharmell come to TNA Wrestling (Genesis)
Sting regains the World Championship (Bound For Glory)
Kurt Angle wins King Of The Mountain (Slammiversary)
Adam “Pacman” Jones signs with TNA Wrestling
Kurt Angle wins every TNA Championship (Hard Justice)
WHO TO WATCH IN 2008:
FEUD OF THE YEAR:
Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle
Sting vs. Kurt Angle
Team 3D vs. The Steiner Brothers
“Wildcat” Chris Harris vs. “Cowboy” James Storm
Team 3D vs. The X Division
Christian Cage vs. Samoa Joe
Robert Roode vs. Eric Young
Latin American Xchange vs. Team 3D
Rhino vs. “Cowboy” James Storm
MATCH OF THE YEAR:
Sting vs. Kurt Angle (Bound For Glory)
Ultimate X – LAX vs. XXX (Bound For Glory)
Kurt Angle vs. Rhino vs. Christian Cage (Impact)
Ironman: Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe (Final Resolution)
Elevation X: Rhino vs. AJ Styles (Destination X)
Christian Cage vs. Samoa Joe (Destination X)
Texas Death Match: Chris Harris vs. James Storm (Sacrifice)
King Of The Mountain: (Slammiversary)
All Or Nothing: Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe (Hard Justice)
Ladder Match: Kaz vs. Christian Cage (Genesis)
Kurt Angle vs. “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal (No Surrender)
Tables Match: Team 3D vs. The Steiner Brothers (Bound For
TNA “MVP” OF 2007:
“Black Machismo” Jay Lethal
Tickets for TNA's Against All Odds pay-per-view on February
10th, 2008 will go on sale Friday, December 7th.
12/14: Monterrey, Mexico
12/15: Mexico City, Mexico
12/27: Montreal, Quebec
12/28: Quebec City, Quebec
12/29: Gatineau, Quebec
12/30: Oshawa, Ontario
NOTE: A recent report indicated AAA’s El Mesias, TNA’s
Judas Mesias, will be working his last scheduled date for AAA in December, 2007.
It is possible, if Mesias has a doctor’s release, that he will show up at one
of the TNA events scheduled in Mexico.
TNA issued the following press release: TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION
(TNA) WRESTLING’S “AGAINST ALL ODDS 2008” COMING TO THE BI-LO CENTER IN
GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA ON FEBRUARY 10
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling has announced that
“Against All Odds 2008” event will be held live at the BI-LO Center in
Greenville, South Carolina, on Sunday, February 10, airing worldwide exclusively
“Against All Odds” will feature the superstars of Spike
TV’s “TNA iMPACT” performing live for a worldwide audience, including Kurt
Angle, Booker T, Kevin Nash, “The Instant Classic” Christian Cage, Team 3D
and Abyss. In additions fans will see the hottest young talent in professional
wrestling today, including “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles, “The Samoan
Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, the Motor City Machineguns, “Black
Machismo” Jay Lethal, Kaz, Tomko, Eric Young, The Latin American Xchange, Gail
Kim and the TNA Knockouts, “Cowboy” James Storm and more.
“2008 promises to be the biggest year in the history of
TNA, and we’re thrilled to take our first Pay-Per-View event outside of the
iMPACT Zone in Universal Studios Orlando to South Carolina. The fans of
Greenville and the Carolinas are legendary for their support of great pro
wrestling, and we promise to provide a live experience unlike anything they’ve
ever seen,” TNA President Dixie Carter said.
Fans can follow the road to “Against All Odds” with
breaking news, match announcements and more every Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT
on “TNA iMPACT!” on Spike TV.
Tickets for “Against All Odds” will go on sale at 10 a.m.
December 7 at the BI-LO Center Box Office (650 N. Academy St., Greenville, SC
29601), all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (864)
Spike TV will be producing a special on TNA's recent tour of
Japan and upcoming tour of Mexico.
TNA will be holding at least 5 PPV events on the road in
January 2008 will be TNA's busiest touring month ever.
Ron "The Truth" Killings has a blog message
on his MySpace page saying that he's accepting bookings outside of TNA
November 27, 2007, Los Hell Brothers (Charly Manson, Chessman
& Cibernetico) vs. El Mesias (TNA's Judas Mesias), Sean Waltman &
For further information on AAA and Lucha Libre news, results
and events, visit www.luchaworld.com
and look for Kris Z’s reports.
November 28, 2007, Abyss was scheduled to work Booker
T’s PWA promotion. Too Cold Scorpio was scheduled as a special guest.
November 28, 2007, Amazing Kong was a guest on In Your
Head Radio. Visit their site here: http://www.inyourheadonline.com/
November 29, 2007, El Mesias (TNA’s Judas Mesias)
was scheduled AAA action: Elegido. Octagon & La Parka Jr. vs. Electroshock, El
Mesias & Kenzo Suzuki.
And Elegido & La Parka Jr. vs. Espiritu & El
Mesias (TNA's Judas Mesias).
December 7, 2007, International Wrestling Cartel has "The
Phenomenal" AJ Styles, "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels and
"The Notorious 187" Homicide, and “Low-Ki” Senshi
scheduled to appear.
December 8, 2007, International Wrestling Cartel has The
Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe and Showtime Eric Young scheduled
December 8, 2007, Jersey All Pro Wrestling has the following
talent scheduled for action: Homicide
and Hernanandez, Senshi, Black Machismo Jay Lethal, Kaz, and The
Phenomenal AJ Styles.
Kurt and Karen Angle are scheduled to appear at the Spike TV
Video Game Awards that is being taped on 12/7. The show will air on Spike on
12/9. (Posted strictly for those that just can’t see enough of the Angle
Showtime Eric Young is scheduled to appear at Global
Championship Wrestling’s December 14, 2007 show.
Booker T's Pasadena Wrestling Alliance promotion will
be holding its first anniversary show on December 28th in Pasadena, Texas.
January 26, 2008, UWX, Orlando, FL – Raven and
D’Lo Brown are scheduled to appear.
Are They Now
Word has it that Leticia Cline has gone looking for work with
WWE. Cline appeared on the Howard Stern show in X-rated fashion – I won’t go
into it here. You can go to www.HowardStern.com
if you are interested. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER!
A1 has retired from professional wrestling according to his
MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/sustanon.
A1 was with TNA as part of Team Canada. He doesn’t say what he will be doing
in the furture.
Sabu is working the Indy circuit. See this site’s Indy News Bytes for information on upcoming
appearances and results.
Shane Douglas and Too Cold Scorpio are scheduled to appear at
one or both of the International Wrestling Cartel events listed above.