January 14, 2007 by Sassy
Spike TV will air Global iMPACT this Thursday night after the
weekly iMPACT show.
Wildcat Chris Harris
According to various Internet sources, including TNA’s
official website, Wildcat Chris Harris has departed. His contract expired and he
chose not to renew it. Harris’s bio has been removed from the official TNA
NOTE: On Saturday morning, TNA’s website noted Harris
was gone, by Saturday night, the blurb was gone.
Cowboy James Storm
At the same time Wildcat Chris Harris was reported as gone
from TNA, rumors surfaced that Storm would be right behind him. We have found no
clarification of this rumor. Storm is still listed in the bio section of TNA’s
It is our understanding that Senshi has not left TNA but will
be working a reduced pay per appearance schedule.
Internet rumors surfaced last week indicating Gail Kim had
suffered a leg injury during her match with Awesome Kong. According to Gail, she
did not hurt her leg but did suffer a minor concussion during that match.
New and Not So New Faces
Shelly Martinez has resurfaced as Salina, the mystery member
of the Latin American Exchange.
Robert Roode’s Number One Fan has replaced Ms. Brooks in
Robert Roode, Inc. Although she previously worked the Independent Circuit as
“Rain”, real name Bonnie Maxon, was introduced during last week’s iMPACT
as Ms. Peyton Banks.
Kurt Angle and MMA News
MMA Promoter Blasts Kurt Angle, Kennedy
Article By: Ryan Clark, January 10, 2008
Kurt Otto, of the IFL, was interviewed on Inside MMA on
12/28. Otto said that certain athletes are making a mockery of the MMA world,
and then brought up Kurt Angle. Otto said they had negotiated with Angle, and
had an agreement to do a fight. Otto said he believed Angle got cold feet when
he was flown in for an event in Hollywood, FL, and sat ringside watching the
fights. Angle has also negotiated with Bodog and UFC in the past, in addition to
Matt Morgan Update
Look for Matt to enter the wrestling ring soon. Rumors
indicate TNA wanted him to work the mic before working the ring. Management
appears to like what they see and have made a decision to allow him to work as a
TNA star and LAX member Homicide was a guest on Wrestling
Observer Live. He put over Jersey All Pro Wrestling as the top independent
promotion. Homicide talked about meeting Rick Martel during the recent Canadian
tour, and said he was quite humble. He said he'll eventually need shoulder
surgery, and will miss months of action. When asked about ever wanting to quit
the business, Homicide said he had considered leaving due to the politics.
Former WWF World Tag Team Championship Rick Martel appeared
at the 12/28 TNA house show in Quebec City -- which is his hometown. LAX beat
former Team Canada members Robert Roode and Johnny Devine at the show, which was
a set up for a Rick Martel run-in. After the match, Devine taunted Martel.
Martel confronted Devine and made him tap out. Roode then tried to attack
Martel, but Sylvain Grenier ran in for the save.
Former WWE World Tag Team Champion Sylvain Grenier worked his
first TNA show at the 12/27 house show in Montreal. Grenier does commentary for
the French language broadcasts of Impact. He came out at the start of the show
to welcome the crowd. After the Kurt Angle vs. Christian Cage main event that
ended in a DQ because Angle hit Cage with the title belt, Angle was planning on
giving a chairshot to Cage, but Grenier did a run-in and stopped him. The show
ended with Cage putting Angle in the sharpshooter with him tapping. Angle then
did a babyface promo where he thanked the fans for coming. He also ripped WWE.
Angle then posed for photos with fans in the middle of the ring for $20 a pop.
This past Thursday night?s edition of TNA iMPACT! scored a
1.1 cable rating. This is the same rating TNA has been scoring in the past
MPACT! scored a 0.73 in the M18-49 demo, a 0.52 among P18-49
and an average audience of 1.4 million viewers.
Spike TV has decided to drop the Road To PPV specials.
TNA iMPACT airs every Thursday night on Spike TV
TNA Wrestling is off until January 21 when they return to
Orlando, FL for another set of TV tapings for Spike TV. Here is how the upcoming
schedule looks like:
January 21: TV taping in Orlando, FL
January 22: TV taping in Orlando, FL
January 25: House Show in Troy, OH
January 26: House Show in Youngstown, OH
The TNA Genesis 2007 DVD goes on sale this Tuesday. For more
information on the DVD release, visit TNAWrestling.com.
Another TNA house show is being added to New York State for
the weekend of February 23rd.
For information regarding iMPACT, TNA house shows and pay per
view information, visit www.tnawrestling.com.
Okalahoma City House Show
January 12, 2008 - Results
The Motor City Machineguns defeated Elix Skipper & Kaz
TNA Knockout champion Awesome Kong defeated Miss Brooks and
X-division champion Black Machismo defeated Johnny Devine
Booker T defeated Robert Roode
Eric Young defeated James Storm
LAX defeated The Rock & Rave Infection
Christian Cage defeated Samoa Joe in a #1 Contender's Match
TNA Talent Events
Booker T's PWA promotion will be holding Slamuary 2008 on
January 18th at the Convention Center in Pasadena, Texas.
It has been announced that Kevin Nash, Awesome Kong, Abyss,
James Storm, and Petey Williams will all work UWF?s live events on February 1st
and 2nd in Wilson, North Carolina and Kenansville, North Carolina respectively.
The UWF promotion is run by Hermie Sadler. Tickets can be obtained at www.uwfusa.com.
Kevin Nash has been added to the February 1st UWF show in
Wilson, North Carloina at the Bill Ellis Convention Center.
HollymoodEntertainment.com will be releasing a new pro
wrestling documentary on DVD in February titled Pro Wrestling Dreams which
features AJ Styles, Petey Williams, Chris Daniels, Ricky Reyes, Chris Sabin,
Luther Reigns, Shelley Martinez, Chris Hero, Larry Zybyzko, The Human Tornado,
Magnum TA, Aaron Aguilera, Jamie Noble, and a bonus feature of an hour long
interview with Rey Mysterio. For more information e-mail HollymoodLA@aol.com
Where Are They Now
From Shawn Moniz of Wrestle-Complex.com: After our recent
interview with former WWE star Kid Kash, he informed us that he may be tag
teaming with Jerry Lynn. He is interested in finding out what his fans think of
this tag team. If fans would like to participate the link is here, all questions
will be forwarded onto Kash himself: www.wrestle-complex.com/kidkashquestion.shtml.