TNA News Bytes

TNA News Bytes

January 14, 2007 by Sassy

Global iMPACT

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 roster page.

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 roster page.


It is our understanding that Senshi has not left TNA but will be working a reduced pay per appearance schedule.

Gail Kim

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 the IFL.

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 wrestler.


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. Source: ProWrestlingFans

Rick Martel

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.

Sylvan Grenier

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 several weeks.

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 Events

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

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

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 Jackie Moore

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

Kevin Nash has been added to the February 1st UWF show in Wilson, North Carloina at the Bill Ellis Convention Center. 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

Where Are They Now

From Shawn Moniz of 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:

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