TNA News Bytes

TNA News Bytes

September 24, 2007

by Sassy

TNA To Hold Open Wrestler Auditions

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:  Source:

TNA Gangs Take On WWE in Atlanta, GA

TNA had a Street Team outside the ECW/Smackdown tapings in Atlanta, GA last week.  Source: Ryan Clark,

TNA Ratings

The Wrestling Observer reports TNA had a 1.1 cable rating this week.  It’s the same as last week.

Judas Mesias Out of Action

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 Judas’ injury report: TNA is said to be very concerned after Judas took a nasty fall off a ladder and was knocked out. Source: 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 again soon.

This from 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 It shows the leap. Judas is lucky he didn’t break any bones. I can’t believe NO ONE broke his fall! I realize his match to date, with Eric Young, didn’t 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 Judas’ 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 view.

Kurt Angle Is At It Again

I did NOT make up this heading, although I wish I had. Steve Gerweck, 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 I’m wrong but didn’t he just try to do this and the other league turned him down? I can’t decide if Kurt thinks he really wants to be in TNA, he’s mad at Brock Lesnar because he got in and Kurt didn’t, or if it’s just Kurt’s way of making sure he stays in the spotlight.

Surprise, Surprise

The headline reads Future of Killings and Pacman Uncertain.  Posted on Jeff Jarrett is still trying to get the Tennessee Titans to let Pacman wrestle and Killings is only committed through Pacman’s time at TNA.  If Pacman isn’t 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 Action?

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:

Another Internet Pharmacy Busted

The U.S. Attorney’s 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 “entertainer/athlete” who is 6’5” and weighs 276 lbs. and to “a well known athlete in Massachusetts”. It is not clear whether they are referring to one individual or two separate individuals. Source: Daniel Pena, 

As the old saying goes –it ain’t over till the fat lady sings – 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 doesn’t mean these men would be trying to jump to WWE, some of them are interested in wrestling in Japan. Source: The loss of any of these wrestlers would be a great loss to TNA.

Current TNA Events


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

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 on online

TNA: Year 1 DVD to be released November 20.  See TNA’s 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

Current TNA Talent Events

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

Scott Hall and Kevin Nash together again at Malice in the Palace.  That’s 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. Source:

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 “Test” Martin, Scotty Too Hotty and a special guest appearance by Eric Bischoff.  You can get information for this event here:

Hall and Nash will then appear at WrestleFanFest on October 20. You can get more information here:

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

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 A round of applause for all the wrestling stars who worked the event.

War Games Matches in Richmond, VA

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.

D’Lo Brown defeated Abyss.

AJ Styles won an 8 man battle royal (AJ’s 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 wasn’t until I noticed TNA’s latest acquisition, Judas Mesias, wrestled in Mexico. 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.








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