Bobby Roode Debuts New Look At Impact Taping, Impact Match Announced, *Spoiler* For Thursday’s Impact – Hulk Hogan Makes A “Big Announcement” Nicholson Challenges Angle, Steiner Comments on TNA Lockdown, Godderz Updates
April 19, 2012 · 0 Comments
– Kurt Angle announced on Twitter that he will face AJ Styles on this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling. He also addressed his health, writing, “Knee is bugging me. Injuries suck.”
— WrestlingFigs.com reports Jeff Hardy and Velvet Sky will appear at Direct Auto Insurance 7558 West Commercial Blvd. Lauderhill, Florida this Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. They will also appear at Direct Auto Insurance 5100 South Cleveland Ave. Ft. Myers, Florida on Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
— Tara faces Winter on this week’s episode of TNA Xplosion on Challenge TV.
— TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode appeared at Tuesday’s Impact Wrestling taping in Orlando, Florida with a change in his appearance. The TNA veteran now has short hair after cutting off his signature slicked back long hair.
Hulk Hogan made a “big announcement” at Tuesday’s Impact Wrestling taping in Orlando, Florida (airing this Thursday on SPIKE TV). As Eric Bischoff promised last week on Twitter, the program will feature all-new elements.
Impact Wrestling will hold “Open Fight Night” once per month as a wrestler not affiliated with TNA Wrestling will have the opportunity to earn a roster spot by competing in a match. Based on the non-affiliated wrestler’s performance, three judges (including Hogan) will decide whether he or she receives a contract.
During “Open Fight Night,” any TNA wrestler can challenge any wrestler on the roster, including champions. Those challenged must be ready to fight.
The Television Championship currently held by Devon will be defended every week on Impact Wrestling.
– Scott Steiner wrote the following on Twitter about the TNA Lockdown attendance:
“The ppv on sunday had a crowd of 2,500-3,000 that had alot of freebies,considering that TNA is Based out of Nashville that is really bad,along with the horrible rating on thursday, Hogan bitchoff n pritchard are going to sink Tna,both bitchoffs got zero reaction during their entrances”
– TNA developmental talent and former reality TV star Jessie Godderz won the OVW Tag Team Titles this past week with partner Rudy Switchblade. Godderz is featured in the new issues of Planet Muscle and Exercise & Health magazines.
– Independent wrestler Devon Nicholson, who is currently suing WWE for discrimination, is upset with Kurt Angle and has issued a challenge. Below is what he wrote and his video:
“I am a former National Freestyle Wrestling Champion, National Team Trial Winner, Canadian Open Winner in Grappling and am currently the alternate for Canada in Greco Roman Wrestling. I have defeated all of the wrestlers how places in the top 4 in the Canadian CIS University Championships in 2011 (I am not in University so I could not compete in those.)
I was also a pro wrestler for 10 years. 1996 US Olympic Champion Kurt Angle has recently made a mockery out of amateur wrestling. He went on TV to news sources all over the world saying he was back in training and would be competing in the US Olympic trials and would at least make an alternate. This took press away from the US amateur athletes who really are competing in the trials and taking it serious. After a year build up last week Angle said he was pulling out due to a partially torn MCL that wont need surgery yet he still wrestled professionally last night in a big match on TNA Wrestling’s Lockdown PPV.
Kurt Angle has greatly offended me. He has made a mockery of amateur wrestling and has made pro wrestlers look like wimps I am sick of this guy running his mouth, not taking amateur wrestling seriously and making pro wrestlers look like they have it easy. I am challenging him to a real match. I have faced Canadian Olympic Champion Daniel Igali in my last year of high school and held my own but I wans’t angry at him and I am also much more technical now so he will not have it easy if he’s man enough to agree. After supposedly training for a year he should be willing to accept one match.
On a side note I fully tore my MCL at a tournament in early November but still kept training and competing. I will not get surgery until I 100% know I won’t be going to the London games as an alternate. It is not a totally debilitating. Angle had an extremely serious next injury before the Atlanta games but still pulled though. That was highly inspirational. Now he’s showing that he doesn’t have hart or respect anymore.”
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