A Note From Sassy
I visit several websites
daily and was appalled to find that one wrestling news website had the No
Surrender results up with a picture of – you got it – Adam “Pacman”
Jones. Jones is NOT a wrestler.
I saw every living second of No Surrender and there were many, many
talents who deserve a photo spot next to No Surrender.
Jones is not among the talents.
If you didn’t read WWE
News Bytes for September 11, we reported that the toxicology reports for Sherri
Martell are in and that she died of multiple drug toxicity.
The investigators are ruling the death accidental.
The TNA House Show
The TNA house show in
Syracuse, NY drew 1,300 fans. Source: Daniel Pena, Rajah.com.
No Surrender Debuts
Jimmy Rave, Ring of Honor
Fame, made his debut at No Surrender in the tag team gauntlet match.
Rave had previously been with TNA. Rave
was teamed with Lance Hoyt (and accompanied by Christy Hemme) but no word yet on
how TNA plans to use Rave in any story lines.
Judas Mesias, that devil of
a son James Mitchell has been promising, debuted at No Surrender.
That’s not exactly the truth. His
hand debuted. We don’t know how soon we will be seeing the rest of Judas.
Or James Mitchell – he was only shown on the monitor, not in the ring.
Two-Hour Time Slot for
As previously guessed by
many rumor sites, TNA’s big announcement during the No Surrender pay per view
is the two-hour time slot they have been working on for some time. You can read
the official press release here: http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/2007_/articles/1189393977.php.
Along with the debut of the
two-hour time slot, it is rumored that Jeff Jarrett will be returning at that
time and the X-Division wrestlers will get a bigger push.
Still No Drug Testing
Policy in Place
There should be a drug
testing policy in place when TNA goes to two hours. Source: Daniel Pena, www.rajah.com.
Is TNA waiting for the Congressional committee to show up at their front door
before they act on this? If they
haven’t been keeping updated, Konnan has already talked to the committee.
If there was anything to report, you can bet it was reported.
(And that is not a put down, Konnan, we don’t expect you not to speak
up!) TNA tossed Andrew Martin because he needed to lose muscle mass and they
still don’t have a drug testing policy. They might as well flip the
Congressional committee off and make them even more determined to put a stop to
illegal drug use in professional wrestling.
If You Thought This
Writer Didn’t Like Sting/Angle/Killings/Jones
You must read this review:
Bob Magee pulls no punches in his scathing criticism of TNA and the use
of Adam “Pacman” Jones. The review is toward the end of the As I See It
column. Bob has some not so nice
words for Spike Dudley mid way through the column.
Steve Gerweck tells us that
TNA promised Jones a title which is why he got half of the tag team title and
didn’t have to wrestle to get it. Source:
www.gerweck.net. I’ll bet the writers
had a tough time coming up with that story line. I don’t understand why Ron
The Truth Killings went along with this. He is a talented wrestler.
Aligning himself with Jones, even if Killings likes to play heel now and
then, doesn’t do anything for his wrestling image.
ESPN actually covered No
Surrender and Jones’ no wrestling allowed match. You can read the article here:
Unlike TNA, the article
reminds us why Jones isn’t playing football. Of course the article notes Jones
isn’t wrestling either.
Source: Sports Illustrated
TNA Has New Roster
TNA has apparently hired a
new talent, however, the name has not been revealed. Source: www.prowrestlingfans.com.
Some sources are hinting that it’s a former WWE superstar.
Could the New Member
Rakishi/Fatu was at the TNA
tapings on September 10. The Rakishi name is owned by WWE.
Rumor has it that he will be working for TNA.
Since the Entire World
Has Been Informed
We will blab the story as
well. Former WWE wrestler Rikishi
did, in fact, debut in the TNA iMPACT tapings that took place after No
Surrender. Since Rikishi’s name
is owned by WWE, he is now wrestling under the name Junior Fatu. It’s nice to
see TNA hire a talented wrestler for a change. Source: www.tnawrestlingnews.com.
WWE did not, however, have the foresight to retain the rights to the
Another Backstage Guest
at No Surrender
2 Cold Scorpio was
backstage during No Surrender. He is the current Pro Wrestling Unplugged
Champion and resides in FL. Source: angrymarks.com.
No Surrender Temper
Kurt Angle was furious at
TNA over the winner of the X-Division belt, Black Machismo Jay Lethal, being
sent out later in the show to be thrown out of the ring during Samoa Joe’s
match with Christian Cage. It appears Kurt didn’t take kindly to the guy he
put over in a match being treated like a jobber later in the show. Source: Tim
Brown, PWTorch.com. I don’t quite understand this. We are used to Jay Lethal being an all around player in TNA
and I don’t see how his being involved in Joe’s match lessens credibility in
Bill Goldberg Interview
Bill Goldberg was
interviewed on a Texas Radio station. He told everyone returning to WWE was out of the question –
he wouldn’t put another penny in Vince McMahon’s pocket. When asked about TNA, he stated that TNA doesn’t have it
together and they have no idea what people want to see.
He was not impressed with the hiring of Adam “Pacman” Jones.
He also discussed the deaths of Curt Henning and Brian Adams.
You can hear the interview here:
The Return of n W o
Kevin Nash is pushing TNA
to hire Scott Hall and bring back Sean Waltman.
It is reported that TNA has already sent out feelers to Hall and has
shown interest in Waltman. Source: Ryan Grey, ProWrestlingFans.com.
Women’s Wrestling at
With the upcoming two-hour
iMPACT, it appears we may get to see women’s wrestling in the near future.
Sources report a women’s gauntlet match will be held at Bound For Glory.
TNA Gives It Away and
TNA taped three shows in
one night giving everyone a heads up on what matches will be on and who the
winners will be. I don’t mind knowing what matches are up each and every week,
but I hate spoilers. I never read them although I will read through a recap if I
have missed a show for any reason.
Bound For Glory
PW Insider is reporting
that there will be a Monsters Ball Match and an Ultimate X Match.
There is also to be a Kurt Angle vs. Sting match.
Alex Shelley and the
TNA had made the decision
not to allow contracted workers to work PWG or ROH shows because they release
DVD with matches involving TNA talent. Alex
Shelley recently worked a PWG show with TNA’s knowledge and the understanding
that his match would not be put on a DVD, however, Shelley took the mic at the
show and told the audience PWG was his favorite place to work. Source: Daniel
Current TNA Events
TNA house show at Zamora
Shrine Temple, Birmingham/Rondale, AL, October 11. Tickets went on sale September 10.
Bound for Glory Fanfest, starting October 13, can be found here:
Bound For Glory, October 14
The Best of Christian Cage
DVD available October 16. www.tnawrestling.com.
Genesis is November 11.
TNA: Year 1 DVD to be
released November 20. www.tnawrestling.com.
TNA iMPACT tapings are held
at Universal Studios, Orlando, FL
For information on pay per
views, TNA house shows, TNA merchandise and ticket information, go to www.tnawrestling.com.
Current Events Involving
Auction for Autism
Additional information: www.uwfusa.com.
Fans will be bidding to
manage their favorite wrestlers. There
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AJ Styles, Abyss, Senshi, Gail Kim and Earl Hebner. You can also Bid to Guest Ring Announce a Match!
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If so, please send information to the Webmaster.
Leticia Cline’s Playboy
cover has been released. You can see the cover here:
The issue will be released
next month. Source: RingsideNews.com.
Christian, billed as Jayson
Reso, has a small part in the movie “Shoot ‘Em Up”. His acting gig was not
hyped by TNA. Source:
Samoa Joe is scheduled to
be working Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan on October 25th and 27th.
Konnan’s first interview
since his life saving kidney transplant can be found here:
Konnan talks about his
surgery and the difficulties he has had since the surgery. He has much to say
about drug use in professional wrestling. WWE
and TNA are both mentioned. There is also a link to donate to help cover medical
costs for Konnan. Although it is a written recap of the interview, the article
contains a link to hear the actual interview.
Former WWE/WCW wrestler
Bill McDermott has posted on his MySpace page that TNA is not interested in his
services. You can see it here: myspace.com/billdemott. He now says he will be retiring from
Prosecutors are working to
prove that Signature Pharmacy provided prescriptions to clients without said
client ever having seen a medical doctor. Signature
Pharmacy’s attorney has denied any such wrong doing.
Source: Ryan Gray, www.24wrestling.com.
Kurt Angle Not Guilty
It appears there was an
error in naming Kurt Angle as a client of the Internet Signature Pharmacy.
Kurt was not a client of Signature.
His name came up in an investigation of Applied Pharmacy Services,
Mobile, AL, a year ago. There are no records any TNA wrestler linked to Signature
Pharmacy. Source: Brandon Lau, ProWrestlingFans.
Steroids and Divas
Wrestling Observer reports
that when the names of active wrestlers were being checked, they were only
checking males and they were only checking the WWE active roster.
If a big name TNA member showed up, the name would have been recognized.
The article suggests women over the age of 30 may use steroids to
maintain their figures.
If this is true, then after
all the loud clamoring of “innocent” wrestlers popped up all over the
Internet, the prosecutors may just decide to go back and have another look,
especially after some of those screaming NOT GUILTY were clients of Signature
Benoit Family Fund For
Brain Injury Research
Michael Benoit, father of
Chris and grandfather of Daniel Benoit, has set up the above fund.
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Sports Legacy Institute
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