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Kurt Angle arrested for harassment and drug possession

August 15, 2009

TNA champion Kurt Angle was arrested Saturday morning after he was seen allegedly stalking a woman who had an order of protection against him. The woman, a TNA star, told police she saw Angle following her while at a Starbucks in Robinson Township, PA. Police found two vials of HGH as well as a syringe in Angle’s girlfriend’s car, which he was driving.

Full story after the jump.



August 14, 2009

Dave Crumbley

“The Future is Now”

Segment One

Christy Hemme pinned Sojo Bolt

The returning Christy Hemme looks great, a rowwrrrrrrr and a half. Her fake fighting, however, left much to be desired. Both points for Sojo as well. After wearing her down with her breasts, Christy got the pin after hitting the Flying Fire Crotch Guillotine.

Segment Two

Taz is going to turn Joe’s loss to Hernandez into a positive. At Hard Justice, Joe will be taking all of his anger out on Homicide.

Hernandez pinned Doug Williams

Hernandez is over, getting large MEX-I-CO and SU-PER-MEX chants during the match. Tenay informed us that Hernandez will be taking on BIG ROB at the PPV for possession of the World Title Feast or Fired Briefcase. Good Grief. A quality fake fight ensued, with them working well together. Despite the ringside distractions of the British Invasion, Hernandez was able to finish off Williams with a big powerbomb. Post match, Hernandez sent Brutus Magnus packing but was laid out with a briefcase shot by Big Rob. He quickly recovered and chased the Invasion up the ramp to close out the segment.

Segment Three

Supermex jacks the mic from Lauren and yells in Spanish. Assuming he said something awesome.

Mike Tenay sits down with Lashley. They have the usual bizarre mood music playing. Is it possible to be a success at MMA and pro wrestling at the same time? Lashley thinks so, he’s getting better and better at both. Who wins in the battle of greatest pro wrestler vs greatest MMA fighter? The fans. What a pussy answer.

What does a revolution look like? Why can they see it and you can’t? Why can they recognize that the old ways aren’t enough? We realize that we are not doing enough. TNA has sounded the call and the fans are answering. Together, we are creating a new kind of wrestling. This is the revolution. Are you ready?

Thousands of people have responded to the bounty on Abyss’ head. It’s not about pinning him, it’s about ending him. Abyss enters the scene and chokes him out until JETHRO HOLLIDAY waffles him with repeated chair shots.

Segment Four

Tara came to TNA to face the best. Awesome Kong could very well be the greatest wrestler in history. Tonight, she’s in a big four way match and that’s exactly where she wants to be. With her tarantula, Poison, by her side, she will spin to the top of the Knockouts division.

Eric Young & Sheik Abdul Bashir defeated Rhino & Jesse Neal when Young pinned Neal

There is not a man this side of Kane who fills me with such hot and tawdry FF>> desires as Rhino. That button is as appealing as a Baconator fresh from the wrapper. Jesse Neal is technically sound but there’s nothing about him that stands out to me. Young really looks like a player now, tremendous make over. Neal was isolated all match. When he finally had a opportunity to tag in Rhino, he instead opted to knock Bashir off the apron and rolled up from behind for the loss. Rhino is pissed post match, slaps him and hits a big gore.

Segment Five

Rhino saw a soldier, a man who wouldn’t give up but something has clearly changed. Neal has made mistake after mistake. Rhino respects what he’s done in the Navy but questions his desires to succeed inside the six sided ring.

Tara defeated Awesome Kong, Angelina Love & Velvet Sky when Tara pinned Awesome Kong

As Don West was cooking breakfast for Velvet Sky this morning, she mentioned that Angelina actually had to have Cody Deaner’s saliva surgically removed from his mouth. Tara went for a big dive on the Beautiful People but had a sick landing on the floor, looks like Velvet missed her on the catch by quite a bit. Finish came when Deaner jumped on the apron and planted a big ol’ kiss on Kong. Kong rips him in over the top rope and Tara rolls her up for the pin fall.

Sting tells AJ that he’s in the pressure cooker. This is what separates mid-carders from main eventers. There’s two things that could happen tonight: AJ will be a winner, or he’ll be a loser

Segment Six

The Steiner Brothers and Harlem Heat were two of the greatest tag teams of all time, they paved the way. But Team 3D are the greatest of all time. They’ve run their mouths everywhere they’ve been but they’ve always been able to back it up. At Hard Justice, they’re coming home with the gold.

Scott Steiner pinned Brother Ray in a No DQ Match

Better than you’d expect, Steiner is immobile but always works his ass off. Tenay called out Sharmell for trying to distract the ref in a No DQ match. Obviously, you try to limit how often gaffes like that happen but it helps announcer credibility to call it when it does. Ray puts on Steiner’s chain mail and hit some poses. They set up a table and the World Elite run down, putting Bubba through a table with Steiner covering for the easy pin.

Segment Seven

Nash and Foley contract signing. Foley immediately signs while Nash closely examines his copy before putting pen to paper. Kevin Nash is all about the money, Foley has never had a conversation with him that didn’t revolve around the subject. Do championships and personal accomplishments really mean nothing to Nash? Nash says he could have easily made an extra twenty grand at his last autograph signing had he been the Legends Champion at the time. Nash doesn’t get Foley. He’s a smart guy, he’s a best selling author, he has a beautiful wife. Why does he insist on wrapping himself in barbed wire and jumping from high places. Why doesn’t he write more books, why not take the easy way out? Foley calls Nash out for being more concerned with his payoff at the Wizard World convention than winning matches. He loves performing in the Impact Zone, he’d do this for free. Nash says that he’s an athlete, he’s a businessman and Foley is just a dumb wrestler. Nash tries to leave and Foley stops him. There’s a table at a contract signing, doesn’t someone have to go through it? Nash doesn’t get paid anything extra for it, he doesn’t give a damn. Foley then proceeds to do it for free, breaking the table with a big splash. He’s then shown laughing. You know, because it’s fake, doesn’t really hurt.

Segment Eight

It towers thirty feet above the arena floor. It looks like something out of a post apocalyptic dream, shaped like a mushroom cloud from an atomic bomb. As red as a fresh kill. It is the structure known as the TERRORDOME. Combining the imprisonment of the cage with the no limits of the Ultimate X. An edifice for the sole confinement. Intimidating, there’s only one way out. Once inside, all of the rules of the outside world are thrown away. It is truly the survival of the fittest. The winner must climb thirty feet above the ground and escape from the tiny hole above. It is the true test of guts for glory in TNA.

This is the most important match of Matt Morgan’s career, one win away from his first main event. He feels no pressure, AJ has had his time, it’s time to go to the back of the line. Morgan is guaranteeing victory.

Segment Nine

Matt Morgan pinned AJ Styles

AJ is accompanied by Sting, Kurt Angle is seconding Morgan. For the third straight week, Matt Morgan had the best match of his career. He still looks a little clumsy but any awkwardness is made up for the GREAT chemistry he has with Styles. A fantastic ten minute battle. Morgan went up top but AJ crotched him on the ropes and snapped off a Pele for a near fall. AJ goes for his springboard forearm but Morgan is able to avoid. Morgan seizes him up as AJ struggles back to his feet, hits the Carbon Footprint for the victory. The entire Mafia come to the ring to congratulate Morgan on his big win.

Segment Ten

Angle butters him up, he claims that from the second he saw Morgan, he knew he had to recruit him for the Mafia. Morgan retorts, he was the one who was chasing Angle trying to get the time of day. Angle asks for one favor and Morgan is in the Mafia. He demands that he takes a dive at Hard Justice, allowing Angle to retain his championship. Morgan says that no one demands anything from Matt Morgan, he’s not passing up his first opportunity to be a World Heavyweight Champion. The Blueprint is going to make the most of his first ever main event. Morgan still talks really fast, always seems like he’s nervous. Kevin Nash recently said in an interview that he’s taken Morgan under his wing. A Frankenstein creation combining Nash’ cool demeanor and Morgan’s raw athletic gifts could be a pretty damn great wrestler.

Another fun show.  Quality wrestling and plenty of storyline progression.  Hard Justice doesn’t look like a great show but at the very least will be a quantum leap over Victory Road. Both Homicide vs Joe and the Steel Asylum could be great.  British Invasion vs Beer Money will be good.  I’m interested in seeing how deep they go into the bag of tricks during Nash vs Foley.


This Sunday, August 16, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling presents “Hard Justice” live and exclusively on Pay-Per-View from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida! The epic event will be available on InDemand, DirecTV, Dish Network ,TVN, Viewer’s Choice and more. Check your programming guide for availability. The complete lineup for the three-hour event is as follows: (card subject to change)

Champion Kurt Angle vs. Sting vs. Matt Morgan

Champion Mick Foley vs. Kevin Nash

Champions Booker T & Scott Steiner vs. Team 3D

Champion Homicide vs. Samoa Joe w/ Taz

Champion Angelina Love vs. ODB w/ Cody Deaner

Suicide vs. Chris Sabin vs. Amazing Red vs. Alex Shelley vs. Black Machismo vs. Daniels vs. Consequences Creed

Champions The British Invasion vs. Beer Money, Inc

Hernandez vs. Big Rob of The British Invasion

Abyss vs. Jethro Holiday

Plus, the TNA Wrestling debut of “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero and much more

Kevin Nash interview

August 12, 2009 has a very interestling interview with Kevin Nash on a variety of topics. Excerpt:

AC: So you don’t stand out that much in terms of age. Is it a problem that that much of the TNA roster – especially the guys on top – are in the – not even over 40 – but over 45 or 50 club?

KN: You know, the biggest problem that I’ve seen in our business – and I remember a few years ago when Triple-H and Shawn Michaels came into Daytona Beach for a house show. Paul [Levesque] has a coach now that he travels in. We were just sitting in the coach talking. We were kind of going through the rosters and saying who are the guys who are going to replace us. Which guys are going to replace us when we retire? And everybody through names around and there weren’t a whole lot of names of guys who we thought were going to replace us.

You look at a guy like Edge, and now he’s starting to realize – and, gosh, I don’t even know how old he is but he I think he’s in his 30’s. And he’s getting to the point where he’s had a ton of injuries. John Cena has had a ton of injuries. With these guys, it’s almost [a question of] who can last.

You can check it out here

D’Amore Back in TNA

August 11, 2009

Last week we reported on the firings of Jeff Jarrett allies Savio Vega and Dutch Mantell. The creative shakeup at TNA continues today, with the word that Scott D’Amore, who left the company last year, is coming back to help the Knockouts division.

Insiders speculate that D’Amore will soon transcend the Knockouts and be back on the creative team proper.

A Real Life Babyface

August 8, 2009


A legitimate good guy in wrestling? A true life hero, helping kids with autism find their place in this world? After all the murder death kills and rampant drug overdoses and deviance: isn’t it nice to have a real life babyface like “Consequences Creed?

Soon after, TNA sent him a contract to join the organization, but he was hesitant. Creed had developed a passion for child psychology — especially working with autism — and told TNA he wanted to finish his degree before going pro.

TNA agreed and kept the offer open until after he graduated with two bachelor’s degrees in psychology and philosophy last May, Creed said. In fact, he has been impressed with the organization’s commitment to its performers’ quality of life beyond wrestling.

“We’re not just tissues that they pull up from the top and then throw away,” Creed said.

Creed will even pursue a master’s degree in child psychology before the end of the year.


August 7, 2009


Dave Crumbley

Segment One

Eric Young and Kurt Angle arrive arm in arm in a limo.

Main Event Mafia promo time. There’s about three million people in the group now. Angle is outraged about Foley’s robbery of Kevin Nash’s Legends Championship. Sting caused a distraction and Lashley should have been in the corner. TNA management agreed that it was a sham but Angle allowed the title change under one condition: Foley vs Nash at Hard Justice. Kurt Angle doesn’t feel secure, Foley and Lashley don’t play by the rules. So he had to strike up a deal with the World Elite. There are now five million people in the ring. Eric Young is proud to work with the GOAT, they’ll be unstoppable. His men will do whatever it takes. Young wasn’t given respect, he wasn’t treated like a star. “We’re just like you guys.” He has a new look, green trunks, kneepads and a buzz cut. The World Elite theme song has a strong harmonica backing, good stuff.


TNA Impact 8/06/09 Results

August 7, 2009

So, what happened on last night’s Impact? Find out after the jump.


8/06/09 TNA Impact Preview

August 6, 2009

We have your preview of tonight’s TNA Impact! (more…)

Total Extreme…Comedy?

August 6, 2009

Mick Foley has done comedy matches before and some darn funny promos. But can he work a crowd standup style?

From Press Release


Matt Morgan: “they Were Grooming Me”

August 6, 2009


Interview at Monday Night Mayhem


“When I beat AJ Styles, I think I’ve been groomed to be a headliner for a TNA Pay-Per-View. I’ve been groomed from the ground, even back in my WWE days. I wasn’t there just to be a mid-card guy, they were grooming me, even then in OVW, to be a main-event attraction. TNA same exact thing: When they started building me as a bodyguard for Jim Cornette, and the slow build through the mid-card, up through the upper card, and now here we are in the main event level. This is exactly what the plan was. I just to step up the challenge and show them I’m worthy of being a main-event headliner one day.


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