Last week’s iMPACT was
again a 1.1 (rounded up from 1.05). Maybe
TNA shouldn’t feel too bad. The
other guys aren’t doing so well these days either.
Isn’t Feeling the Heat, He is Red Hot!
This from www.twnpnews.com,
source Wrestling Observer: Kip
James has previously made no bones about wanting to go back to WWE.
He was very vocal about the big waste known as Pacman and TNA’s neglect
in pushing the talent they already have. Courtesy
of TNA Management, Kip has been kept off two weeks of iMPACT tapings.
I know this won’t help Kip's loss of a paycheck, but I am on his side
and if he checks the wrestling message boards, he will find I am not the only
Jarrett at Bound For Glory
The original idea of having
Jeff Jarrett face Kurt Angle at Bound For Glory has been nixed and Angle will
now face someone else. No word on who nixed the plan or if Jarrett will be
present at the pay per view in any capacity. sources: www.f4wonline.com,
Kurt Angle wants TNA to hire Big Vito, formerly of WWE fame. I didn't realize
Kurt's contract allowed him to hire new talent. But, then again, he got
his wife on the payroll didn't he?
runs weekly polls. My favorite poll
of the week: Is Kurt Angle being
overexposed by TNA?
results as of this writing: 1,645
Several TNA wrestlers are
miffed at having missed out on recent TNA tapings thanks to the Angle family and
Pacman Jones. With morale already
at an all time low, why would TNA keep rubbing their talent the wrong way?
Going to Two-Hour Time Slot – Spike TV or FOX?
PWInsider tells us
wrestlers have been told by management they will be going to two hours in
October but no word yet on whether Spike TV will still have the show or if FOX
picked it up.
Steiner Out of Action
posts that Rick Steiner will be out of action for some time after being put
through a table by Team 3D. Updates
as we get them.
Keelan Balderson reports,
source PWInsider, TNA has signed Ring of Honor star Jimmy Rave.
His debut is set for No Surrender on September 10.
TNA hired someone who could wrestle?
I don’t believe it! I
thought that name was familiar so I went looking.
is the site of Jimmy Rave’s journal. He
suffered a broken jaw in March. You
can find more information on the new guy at http://www.rohwrestling.com.
Check the site out. Some of
our favorite TNA stars have news posted at the Ring of Honor site.
for No Surrender
A Tag Team Gauntlet match
has been added. The new hire, Jimmy
Rave, will be teamed with Lance Hoyt. Source:
www.gerweck.net. We can
now stop saying "Lance Who?"
Backstage Interviewer on Board
Luis Perez posted on
PWUnleashed.com that the new backstage interviewer is Crystal Lawthan.
She was previously with the Orlando Magic organization and made her TNA
debut at Hard Justice.
Talent at the Ted Petty Invitational
The Wrestling Observer is
reporting TNA has pulled Samoa Joe, Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin and Lo-Ki/Senshi
from the event because Ian Rotten owes TNA money. Rotten should contact Jones
and see about a loan. Source: KocoSports
James Storm will sign
autographs at the Time Warner Cable Display at the Science and Industry
Building, New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY, on September 2, from 3 PM to 5 PM.
TNA at New York State Fair,
Syracuse, NY on September 3. Information
Bound for Glory tickets go
on sale September 7, Atlanta, GA.
No Surrender is September
TNA house show Zamora
Shrine Temple, Birmingham/Rondale, AL October 11.
Tickets go on sale September 10.
TNA Interaction Fanfest
will be held October 14.
Bound For Glory, Atlanta,
GA, on October 14.
TNA will be releasing a
Christian Cage DVD in October. See www.tnawrestling.com
for Instant Classic: The Best of
TNA Talent Events
Gail Kim will be at the
Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets game on August 31.
Jay Lethal will face
Hollywood Joe Hardway in an AWA match on September 1. Information available at www.AWANJ1.com.
JAPW match between Samoa
Joe & Lo-Ki versus LAX for the JAPW Tag Team title on September 3.
Information at www.JAPW.net.
Pro Wrestling Syndicate,
September 7, Garfield, NJ: Lanny
Poffo vs. Jay Lethal, Abyss vs. Steve Mack, Sabu (finally we caught up with
him!) vs. Trent Acid, Necro Butcher & Chris Hero vs. Eddie Kingston &
Samoa Joe. More information:
If we have missed any
important TNA events or TNA talent events, please contact the Webmaster.
posted an article regarding the Sadler Foundation Organization.
Friday, September 21, at 10:00 AM, fans will be able to bid to manage
their favorite wrestlers! And money spent will be for a good cause – The Commonwealth
Autism Service (http://www.autismva.org).
Here is a line up of
current talent involved (TNA talent in bold):
WWE Hall of Famer Seargent
WWE Legend Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
WWE Smackdown Color Analyst and Former World Champion JBL
WWE Legend Ron Simmons
Road Warrior Animal
TNA Knockout Gail Kim
Bid to Guest Ring Announce a Match!
The auction starts
Saturday, September 1. Don’t miss
out! You can go here: http://www.uwfusa.com/
for more information.
in Independent News?
Then this site is a must
Tons of information on your favorite Indy stars can be found here.
Mysterio Just Says No
Rey Mysterio appeared on
Fox News. He told the world that he
had never used steroids and the only reason his name came up in relation to the
Phil Astin case was because of the pain killers he had needed for his many knee
surgeries. Fortunately for Rey and
unfortunately for Fox News, the interviewer was unaware that Rey’s name had
appeared in another investigation involving a doctor.
I swear I won't be mad at any wrestler
who says he has taken steroids but has weighed the risks and decides this is not
the way to a better body. It almost sounds as though Rey has taken
everything but steroids.
Follow Up Bytes
No news is good news?
We haven’t heard any new reports regarding Konnan’s health since our
last issue of Bytes.
Little Nicky’s Accident
Police say speed was a factor in the accident that sent Nick Hogan to the hospital and put his passenger in intensive care. Nick is out of the hospital. His passenger, John J. Graziano, age 22 and an Iraqi veteran, is in critical condition and may have brain damage, according to John’s grandmother. Some rumors say Nick who was driving a Toyota Supra was racing a Dodge Viper prior to the crash. And, Nick has a history of speeding tickets. Sources: Kyle Faust and PWInsider.
What bothers me the most is
that Nick Hogan was in a form of pro racing. He full well knew the dangers
of street racing. He may have wanted to risk his own life, but you don't
endanger other lives in the process.
Don’t forget you can
donate to the Tommy Urbanski fund by going to the website: www.tommyurbanskifund.com
or write to Tommy Urbanski Fund, Silver State Bank, 400 Green Valley Parkway,
Henderson, NV 89407.
We understand Tommy is back
home in Las Vegas, source www.msnbc.msn.com.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Tommy and his family all
We found this website while
searching for further updated medical information regarding Tommy Urbanksi: www.nopacman.com. This site is dedicated to the removal of Jones from the
Tennessee Titans roster and you can sign a petition to let your voice be heard.
Unrelated to wrestling,
I am searching for the same type of site for Michael Vick and any other wrestler
who has been involved in human and/or animal cruelty. If anyone out there
has info on sites such as this, please let us know. We will post the
Phil Astin alias The Steroid Pusher
The evil Phil Astin’s
headline grabbing attorney, Manny Arrora, has requested additional time to go
over the 81 pages of material he has been provided in the case.
Said attorney is working to file motions to suppress evidence.
You can read the entire blurb here:
I cannot force myself to
use the description “doctor” in any way, shape or form with the
Battle Rages On: Toffolini vs.
The families of Chris,
Nancy and Daniel Benoit are in
court again with Chris’s father being appointed executor of his estate and
Nancy’s mother being appointed the executor of Nancy and Daniel’s estate.
Reported by Andy Stevens, source PWMForums.com.
The good thing is no one can spend any money without the prior approval of the
court. The bad thing is it may take several months in court before this is over
and the families can begin to heal.