TNA News Bytes

TNA News Bytes

December 3, 2007

by Sassy


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.

Last Week of November Birthdays

Dutch Mantel, November 29, 1949

The Instant Classic Christian Cage: November 30, 1973

December Birthdays

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.

iMPACT Rating

This weeks’ iMPACT drew a 1.1 rating.

Who’s In

TNA is said to be in negotiations with Bob Sapp, who is a mixed martial artist star in Japan. Source:

You can read more about Sapp here: or see his profile here:

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 with TNA.

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 after that.

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.

Who’s Out

The latest on Junior Fatu is that he is out of TNA for good – at least for right now.

The 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.

Jeff Jarrett Update

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.

Hurry 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. A report from indicates Mesias is booked for the January TNA pay per view and he will be taking a break from AAA in Mexico until March. No word yet on whether he plans to wrestle in Puerto Rico during that break.

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.

Latin American Exchange

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:

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.

Please check the TNA Talent Section listed below and this site's Indy News Bytes for information regarding scheduled Indy appearances for Homicide and Hernandez.

Gail 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!

TNA 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 friends.

Just click here to check them out... I can get most any girl from OVW.

Just ask. I would love to get Alere back here again. Any takers?

TNA Roster Update

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: Unfortunately for Tomko and AJ, they won’t do as great a job with this as they did with the Christian Coalition.

Geez 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. Source:

Shane 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 wrestling action!

Check this site’s Indy News Bytes for further information on TNA talent in Indy action!

Turning Point Card

TNA Turning Point - Sunday December 2, 2007 - iMPACT Zone, Orlando, FL

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 Jay Lethal

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!

** 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

*NOTE:  Haven’t we been seeing this four together in the ring on iMPACT? Whatever happened to new and original matches?

Final Resolution Poster

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 Cage. 

TNA Year End Award Nominees

Chris Johnson - Wednesday, November 28 2007 - 8:49 PM


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 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.


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 Lethal

Flux Capacitor – Kaz

Styles Clash – AJ Styles


Gail Kim

Christy Hemme

Ms. Brooks

Karen Angle

Jackie Moore

Roxxi Laveaux

Awesome Kong


Team 3D

Voodoo Kin Mafia

Motor City Machineguns

Latin American Xchange

AJ Styles and Tomko

Steiner Brothers

Team Pacman





Gail Kim

Scott Steiner


Eric Young

Jeff Jarrett


Alex Shelley

Chris Sabin

“Black Machismo” Jay Lethal


Shark Boy

“The Guru” Sonjay Dutt

Johnny Devine

“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels

Petey Williams



Road Warrior Animal teams with Rick Steiner (Slammiversary)

“Black Machismo” Jay Lethal upsets Kurt Angle (No Surrender)

Gail Kim becomes the first Women’s Champion (Bound For Glory)

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)


Matt Morgan

Awesome Kong

Booker T


Judas Messias

Black Reign


Roxxi Laveaux



Velvet Sky

Angelina Love


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


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 Glory)

TNA “MVP” OF 2007:

Kurt Angle


Christian Cage

Samoa Joe


AJ Styles

Gail Kim

“Black Machismo” Jay Lethal

TNA Events

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.


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 on Pay-Per-View.

“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 or by calling (864) 233-2525.

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 2008.

January 2008 will be TNA's busiest touring month ever.

TNA Talent Events

Ron "The Truth" Killings has a blog message on his MySpace page saying that he's accepting bookings outside of TNA Wrestling.

November 27, 2007, Los Hell Brothers (Charly Manson, Chessman & Cibernetico) vs. El Mesias (TNA's Judas Mesias), Sean Waltman & Zorro

For further information on AAA and Lucha Libre news, results and events, visit 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:

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 to appear.

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 family.)

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.


Where 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 if you are interested. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER!

A1 has retired from professional wrestling according to his MySpace page 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.

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