TNA News Bytes

TNA News Bytes

September 20, 2007

by Sassy


The PWI 500 Rankings

TNA Talent Listed and the number they are ranked:

4.    Kurt Angle

7.    Christian Cage

12.  Samoa Joe

19.  Sting

23.  Abyss

28.  Chris Sabin

30.  Christopher Daniels

32.  A.J. Styles

39.  Rhino

50.  Senshi

54.  Homicide

59.  Scott Steiner

66.  Chris Harris

71.  Bobby Roode – Is this Robert Roode?

74.  Brother Ray

75.  Alex Shelley

80.  Brother Devon

82.  James Storm

93.  Petey Williams

95.  Jay Lethal

100. Travis Tomko – Tomko?

106. Hotstuff Hernandez – Is this Hernandez?

117. Jeff Jarrett

120. Eric Young

126. Ron Killings

134. Sonjay Dutt

159. Lance Hoyt

168. BJ James

170. Kip James

210. Johnny “Havok” Devine

229. Frankie Kazarian

248. Raven

258. Shark Boy

278. Rick Steiner

323. Elix Skipper

The above are chose by win-loss ability, technical ability, influence on the sport, success against the highest grade of competition, success against the most diverse competition, and activity.

If you are looking for Nos. 1 through 3: 

John Cena, Edge, and Mistico, none of which are with TNA.

The Latest News on TNA’s Drug Testing Policy

The TNA wrestlers have been told to be prepared for drug testing. The full scope of the drug testing policy is not known at this time. Source:

TNA’s New Website will debut their new website in the days before their two hour Spike TV debut. Source:

Great Britain Gets TNA

PWInsider reports the Bravo Network in Great Britain is working to pick up iMAPCT when the show goes to two hours in October.

Jazz Debuting at Bound For Glory has posted that Jazz will be debuting at TNA’s Bound For Glory pay per view. Jazz will be in the women’s gauntlet match and has been signed to a TNA contract.  Jazz’s husband, Rodney Mack, may be on his way into TNA as well, but that has not been confirmed at this time.  I have seen Jazz in the ring and she is fantastic.  This is a smart move by TNA.  She can help make the women’s division top of the line.

The women’s gauntlet match will be a try out match for the other women being brought in at Bound For Glory.  Sources say that Shelly Martinez may already be “in” because TNA has expressed interest in her before.

Other Debuts Slated at Bound For Glory

OVW’s ODB, The Amazing Kong (Shimmer) and Shelly Martinez, previously known as Ariel in EFW, are scheduled to appear at Bound For Glory in Atlanta, GA.  Source:

Additional debuts will be Talia Madison and former WWE developmental diva Angel Williams.  Source:

TNA Wants YOU!

TNA is attempting to get fans to start “Street Teams” prior to the Bound For Glory Pay Per View in Atlanta, GA.  See TNA’s website: for further information.

TNA and Y2J

Chris Jericho has been in talks with TNA and WWE.  Unless his showmanship has hit the skids, TNA would be lucky to snag him.  I speak from watching Jericho wrestle. 

Vote For Leticia

TNA is urging fans to vote for Leticia on the official Maxim website. I can’t find the website, fans of Leticia may have better luck.

WWE Fans Prefer TNA

Fans were heard chanting TNA during the Undertaker-Mark Henry match at the WWE Unforgiven pay per view.  Source:

TNA Sends You Out In Style OR

How to Find Out You Are Fired Via The Internet

Jesse Ward, who was terminated by TNA a few months back, claims TNA never bothered to tell her she was terminated.  She read about it.  Nice people in TNA management.

TNA Video Game

The magazine Game Informer features a preview of TNA’s new video game in their October issue. Source:

Kurt Angle Misses Big Match

It is being reported that Kurt missed a September 8 IFG show in Japan because of No Surrender and defending three titles. Angle appeared via satellite and said he would work the show in November. He isn’t booked for the next show but IFG and TNA are working out the details. Source: Steve Carrier,

Current TNA Events

TNA/Ticketmaster Bound For Glory PPV VIP package auction runs until October 5, 2007. Information can be found here:

TNA House Show at Zamora Shrine Temple, Birmingham/Rondale, AL, October 11.  Tickets are on sale now.

Information on Bound for Glory Fanfest, starting October 13, can be found here: or

Bound For Glory, Atlanta, GA, October 14.

Instant Classic: The Best of Christian Cage DVD will be available October 16.  See TNA’s official website for details.

Genesis PPV is November 11.

Thursday, November 15 and Saturday, November 17, TNA will be in Tel Aviv, Israel, at the Nokia Arena. Get your tickets at any ticket company box office or online:

TNA: Year 1 DVD to be released November 20.  See TNA’s official website for details.

Turning Point Pay Per View December 2, 2007.

Don’t forget to watch iMPACT every Thursday night on Spike TV.  IMPACT is taped at Universal Studios, Orlando, FL.

Information on all TNA pay per views, house shows, merchandise, and ticket information can be found at

Current TNA Talent Events

Senshi recently worked a WWC show on September 15. He was defeated by Sabu in a Street Fight match.  I’ll bet that was something to see! Scott Hall was on the card as well against Eddie Colon. Source:  Since Scott Hall’s name has been mentioned more than once in regards to TNA, we thought we would let you know he is still alive, well and working the ring.

Samoa Joe on The TV show Jericho.  Watch for Samoa Joe who has a small part and does some stunt work.  Source:

Ricky Banderas aka Judas Mesias became the AAA Champion in Mexico last Sunday. 

UFW Capital Punishment II Event, September 21, 2007, go to for more information.

Team 3D will be at IWS Blood, Sweat and Beers in Montreal on September 22.  For more information go to

Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley are scheduled to appear at AAW’s Rise of the Machine Guns, September 29, in Berwyn, IL.  Got to for further information.

Scott D’Amore and Gail Kim will be at The Funking Conservatory !BANG! TV on October 28.  Follow this link for more information: www.dory-funk-com.

Samoa Joe is scheduled to be working with Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan on October 25 and 27th.

Don’t forget to see the movie “Shoot ‘Em Up” with Christian Cage, billed as Jayson Reso.  He has small speaking part in the movie.

Jerry Lynn Resurfaces

West Texas Wrestling, Amarillo, TX has announced that Jerry Lynn will be appearing on October 13, 2007.  You can get information on that event here: It is my opinion TNA blew it by not using Jerry when they had him and letting him go. TNA’s loss appears to be WTW’s gain.

Konnan’s Recent Interview

You can read the interview here:

Konnan discusses his time with TNA and he discusses WWE and the ongoing drug investigation.


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