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Jesse Sorensen Out of Action Until 2013, New Match for TNA Victory Road, Vince Russo Issues Statement On His Departure From TNA Wrestling, Impact Wrestling Draws Lowest Rating Of 2012, Daniels Discusses His Injuries. Mr. Anderson Returning To Impact Next Week, Update On Jeff & Karen Jarrett

March 4, 2012   ·   0 Comments

TNA President Dixie Carter announced that Jesse Sorensen will be out of action for up to a year. She wrote on Twitter:
“@TNASorenson met w/doctors this wk & is out for up to a yr. We’re blessed he will be back at all. He’s staying positive. No comment on Zima.”

– Coming out of last night’s TNA Impact Wrestling, Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Hardy has been added to the Victory Road pay-per-view. Victory Road takes place on March 18th from Orlando.

 

Vince Russo was scheduled to participate in an interview with PWInsider.com next Monday to discuss his departure from TNA Wrestling. The former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, however, decided against doing the interview and issued the following statement to the website regarding his TNA departure:

Despite the continuing rumors, speculation, and hearsay surrounding my departure from TNA Wrestling, in an effort to set the record straight, I was not fired, terminated, released, or let go from the company–it was my decision to walk away, and from there the separation was mutual, amicable and professional.

It simply makes good business sense that where someone of my talent and ability was not going to be used to their capability or capacity, that a parting of the ways was inevitable.

In closing, I’d like to thank my fellow writer and friend, Matt Conway, for giving me purpose, my friend and brother, Jeff Jarrett, for hiring me, Dixie Carter and the entire Carter family, for keeping me employed, but, more importantly, every man and woman in the locker room for giving me the opportunity, and ability, to work in the professional wrestling business for the past twenty years. Without their blood, sweat and tears . . . I would have not been able to support my family and make a living. My greatest loss by far is leaving them behind.

— The March 1 episode of Impact Wrestling scored a 0.993 cable rating, which marks as the program’s lowest number of 2012. Last week’s show drew a 1.19.

Impact Wrestling averaged 1.33 million viewers over the course of two hours, down from last week’s average of 1.58 million.

The first hour of the show drew 1.02 cable rating before dropping to 0.965 in the second.

— Dodge City Daily Globe conducted an interview with Christopher Daniels promoting Saturday’s Impact Wrestling World Tour event at United Wireless Arena in Dodge City, Kansas. The veteran standout discusses his wrestling career and reveals he’s paying a steep physical price for it.

“I wake up in pain pretty much everyday,” he says. “In my right leg, my ACL is gone, I have a broken bone in my neck, there’s one ligament left in my shoulder, these are all injuries that I accumulated and they’re never going to get better. It’s not like they’re going to miraculously grow back.”

 

— Former WWE Superstar Chris Masters is interested in joining TNA Wrestling.

He tweeted Thursday, “Getting ready to watch some Impact. They have a lot of guys I’d love to work. 2012 MTI Masters2Impact.”

— Angelina Love will try her hand at ring announcing next Friday for Pro Wrestling Syndicate as she is being advertised as the guest ring announcer for a Triple Threat Match between Brittney Savage, Reby Sky and Spyra Andover. Shelly Martinez will be the guest referee. Click here for event details.

— Velvet Sky has been announced for WrestleReunion 7, which takes place April 1 at the Miami Beach Deauville Resort 6701 Collins Ave. Miami, Florida.

— ShopTNA.com has released a 3′ by 5′ fabric banner of Madison Rayne.

 

— Mr. Anderson, who has not appeared on TNA Wrestling programming since November, will return on next Thursday’s episode of Impact Wrestling.

“To everyone who has asking about my vacation for the past few months: I’m back next week,” he wrote Friday on Twitter.

The former Mr. Kennedy took two months off for personal reasons but hasn’t been used since a house show tour in January due to creative’s directive to not feature wrestlers on television without a storyline.

— The February 24 Impact Wrestling live event in Upper Marlboro, Maryland drew 1,200 attendees while the February 26 show in Charlottesville, Virginia drew 800.

— Karen Jarrett will accompany Jeff Jarrett when the 11-time world champion appears for AAA’s annual Rey de Reyestournament on March 18 in Guadalajara, Mexico. There are currently no plans for either Jarrett to return to TNA Wrestling programming. Karen, however, may return if Jeff does.

 

Source: LordsofPain

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