TNA To Hold Open
TNA will be holding its
first wrestler auditions at the iMPACT Zone, Universal Studios in Orlando, FL,
Saturday, October 29, 2007. The
cost of the tryout is $250.00, all participants must be at least 18 years old
and be in good health. To register
for the event go to: www.shoptna.com.
TNA Gangs Take On WWE in
TNA had a Street Team
outside the ECW/Smackdown tapings in Atlanta, GA last week.
Source: Ryan Clark, www.ProWrestlingFans.com.
The Wrestling Observer
reports TNA had a 1.1 cable rating this week.
Itís the same as last week.
Judas Mesias Out of
It was reported by a media
source from Mexico that Judas Mesias is suffering from sciatica, will be out
several weeks and require physical therapy. He is the current AAA Champion in
Mexico. No word yet on whether the
injury will prevent him from being a part of Bound For Glory next month. Source:
Pro Wrestling Fans.
A follow up to the previous
report of Judasí injury report: TNA is said to be very concerned after Judas
took a nasty fall off a ladder and was knocked out. Source: www.wrestleview.com.
I did a little checking on this guy and he appears to be an extreme hardcore
wrestler. His being on a ladder and
coming down from the ladder in a dangerous fashion is not surprising. We all hope he is not badly injured and will be in action
This from www.lordsofpain.net:
Judas was in a match in Mexico on a ladder inside the ring and he went from the
top of the ladder to the floor outside the ring. No one broke his fall and he
was knocked out. The sciatica mentioned before is apparently not related to this
injury. Judas was to be a main
player in the two-hour iMPACT shows starting in October. His work status is presently unknown although I have read
that he will be out of action for at least three weeks.
I found a video of the
hazardous match on www.pwpix.net. It shows
the leap. Judas is lucky he didnít break any bones. I canít believe NO ONE
broke his fall! I realize his match to date, with Eric Young, didnít show us
how talented he is, but I see potential in this wrestler and his character.
There are several other videos of Judas aka Ricky Banderas on the site. Check
them out to see what kind of risks this wrestler is willing to take!
**Someone reported on a
message board that a wrestler did semi break Judasí fall, but it is the only
report I have seen indicating anyone else was involved. They also reported Judas
tends to choose dangerous gimmicks in the ring and that he goes all out
especially when it is a championship match. I understand this was a pay per
Kurt Angle Is At It
NOT make up this heading, although I wish I had. Steve Gerweck, www.gerweck.net
gets the credit. It appears Kurt
Angle is now in talks with the IFL in an attempt to get into MMA action. I want
to know if he is going to take the Mrs. along with him to IFL.
Correct me if Iím wrong but didnít he just try to do this and the
other league turned him down? I canít decide if Kurt thinks he really wants to
be in TNA, heís mad at Brock Lesnar because he got in and Kurt didnít, or if
itís just Kurtís way of making sure he stays in the spotlight.
The headline reads Future
of Killings and Pacman Uncertain. Posted
on rajah.com. Jeff Jarrett is still trying to get the Tennessee Titans to let
Pacman wrestle and Killings is only committed through Pacmanís time at TNA.
If Pacman isnít allowed to wrestle, that may be the end of Killings at
TNA as well.
Junior Fatu does not have a
contract with TNA for whatever reason. He was committed to two tapings but after
that no one seems to know for certain what he will be doing. Source:
Kevin Nash Back in
It is reported that Vince
Russo wants to put Nash back in the ring. Dutch Mantel is against the idea but,
according to the report, Jeff Jarrett has the last word. Source: LordsofPain.net.
The U.S. Attorneyís
office recently busted a St. Louis operation for illegally distributing drugs.
The company is Specialty Distribution Systems, Inc. The New York Daily News
reported that HGH was sent from Specialty Distribution to an
ďentertainer/athleteĒ who is 6í5Ē and weighs 276 lbs. and to ďa well
known athlete in MassachusettsĒ. It is not clear whether they are referring to
one individual or two separate individuals. Source: Daniel Pena, www.rajah.com.
As the old saying goes
Ėit ainít over till the fat lady sings Ė and it looks to me like the old
gal is just getting warmed up.
Who May Be Leaving TNA
Homicide, Hernandez, Sonjay
Dutt, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley have all expressed interest in leaving TNA.
TNA management has asked them to stay until the two-hour time slot begins
and have assured them they will then get more airtime.
The loss doesnít mean these men would be trying to jump to WWE, some of
them are interested in wrestling in Japan. Source: www.wrestlezone.com.
The loss of any of these wrestlers would be a great loss to TNA.
OCTOBER 4, TNA iMPACT GOES
TO TWO HOURS ON THURSDAY NIGHTS!
TNA/Ticketmaster Bound For
Glory PPV VIP package auction runs until October 5, 2007.
Information can be found at the Ticketmaster website or by logging on to www.tnawrestling.com.
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:
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 on online www.tiket.co.il.
TNA: Year 1 DVD to be
released November 20. See TNAís
official website for details.
Turning Point December 2.
TNA iMPACT is taped at Universal Studios, Orlando, FL.
Information on all TNA
television schedules, pay per views, house shows, merchandise, and ticket
information can be found at www.tnawrestling.com.
Chris Sabin and Alex
Shelley are scheduled to appear at AAWís Rise of the Machine Guns, September
29, in Berwyn, IL. Go to www.aawrestling.com
for further information.
Scott Hall and Kevin Nash
together again at Malice in the Palace. Thatís
the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA, on October 19.
Jimmy Hart was on a radio
station in Arkansas this morning promoting a show featuring Hall and Nash on
October 4 at the Barton Coliseum, but no additional details were provided.
Former TNA wrestler Brother
Runt will be in Amherst, NJ at the Mullins Center on October 5 with Pro
Wrestling Live. Diamond Dallas Page will be there as well. Also on the card:
Voodoo Kin Mafia, Andrew ďTestĒ Martin, Scotty Too Hotty and a special guest
appearance by Eric Bischoff. You
can get information for this event here: http://www.pwbts.com/messages/12133.htm
Hall and Nash will then
appear at WrestleFanFest on October 20. You can get more information here: www.wrestlefanfest.com.
Scott DíAmore 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 Wretsling NOAH in Japan on October 25th and 27th.
UWF Capital Punishment II
Results: $20,000.00 was raised for the Commonwealth Autism Fund. You can see the
results of all of the matches at www.gerweck.net.
A round of applause for all the wrestling stars who worked the event.
War Games Matches in
Team Sgt. Slaughter: Dustin
Rhodes, The Steiner Brothers and Team Macktion vs. Team JBL: Steve Corino, Elix
Skipper and CW Anderson. Winner:
Team Sgt. Slaughter.
DíLo Brown defeated
AJ Styles won an 8 man
battle royal (AJís on a roll in these battle royal/gauntlet matches).
Joey Matthews defeated AJ
Styles in a one on one match.
Also appearing were Ron
Simmons, Dafney, Senshi and Gail Kim.
Interested in Lucha?
I wasnít until I noticed
TNAís latest acquisition, Judas Mesias, wrestled in Mexico.
Gerweck.net has a full Lucha report for September 14 through September
22, 2007. I checked out some of the Lucha websites but all of them are in
Spanish with no translation available in English. My Spanish is limited but you
can do a quick Google search and come up with photos of various participants.
Unfortunately as of this writing I have been unable to find any definite medical
reports for Judas Mesias.