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While doing guest commentary on Impact, Bobby Lashley stated that Dixie Carter will appear on Impact next week to formally announce what his role in TNA will be. I welcome the appearance of fake fighting’s foxy first lady.
Trying something new for tonight’s Impact report, running commentary as the show goes on. I’ll be updating the post after every segment.
Taz recently spilled the beans on Don West’s future.
What has occurred lately for Angle obviously isn’t working for a legitimately decent human being. It seems as if problems exist and my theory has always been that if one can’t, after doing all that’s humanly possible, solve a problem then the only alternative is to eliminate the problem.
I know he’s usually cryptic, but…yeah, that sure reads badly.
We received some unique feedback on the thoughts I wrote this weekend on the Kurt Angle arrest situation. Let me make it clear that Angle has not been convicted of any thing. I never even mentioned the allegations regarding alleged physical abuse to a woman which, by the way, I do not believe. The issue is that when external factors adversely affect one’s life and when one’s life is under such a professional microscope and is overly scrutinized there are times when one simply needs to take him or herself out of the game for a while to regroup. Call it a vacation or even a leave of absence but stepping away and being able to exhale sometimes isn’t a bad thing. (I have these emotions all the time and would love to be able to recharge my batteries from time to time.) I remain steadfast that I believe Kurt Angle to be a good hearted human being but I also believe that sometimes that he can be his own worst enemy. Many of us have that propensity. The drive it takes to create an Olympic Champion can be both a blessing and a curse. I have not talked to Kurt in years but I still feel as if I know him very well and for him to take a moment to simplify his life, re-prioritize it and to determine what’s most important in his life might be timely.
I often times see “wrestling couples” hooking up and I truly feel empathy for them. As I have said in this space many times, with the exception of a minority of examples, “wrestling relationships” are usually bound to implode which then adversely affects the locker room and often times forces many within said locker room to “choose sides.” Choosing sides in a matter such as this isn’t good as the only “side” a wrestler should have is the “side” of the company that pays them their pay check.
WrestlingObserver.com(subscription required) reports that Don West has been let go from his TNA announcing job. He will be replaced in his color-man role by Tazz
Angle’s attorney, Michael Santicola, also said that there was no corroborating evidence to prove the woman needed a protection from abuse order. Their contention was that the woman was upset that Angle wanted to end the relationship, and wanted to continue to involve herself in his life. Santicola said there’s no way Angle could have known the woman was at the Starbucks where he is accused of violating the P.F.A. Santicola also defended the HGH found in Angle’s car, “I have spoken with his agent, it is under prescription, multiple people use it in his industry and it is not illegal.”
Angle was scheduled to have a hearing on Tuesday, but his attorney told Channel 11 that he will be out of town, so it will likely be delayed. A spokesman for the Kurt Angle Ultimate Teen Challenge also said on Sunday that Angle will still participate in the event planned for Saturday.
Going by this line:
“Santicola said there’s no way Angle could have known the woman was at the Starbucks where he is accused of violating the P.F.A.”
It appears that it is impossible to follow people in Kurt Angle’s universe.
Also, the line about HGH is sure to piss SOMEONE off.
Meanwhile, a certain wrestling website that will remain unnamed due to its spyware-spreading proclivities is reporting that Angle has told people that he’s been broken up with Khan for months and his attempts to get her to move out of his house led to the events of this weekend.