TNA Lockdown Attendance, Flair & Hogan’s PPV Segment, Bischoff Update, Knockout Confirms Her Departure From TNA Wrestling, Update On Bruce Prichard, Bobby Roode Debuts New Look At Impact Taping, Impact Match Announced and More
April 18, 2012 · 0 Comments
– F4Wonline.com reports that TNA had around 2,000 fans in a 9,000 seat arena in Nashville on Sunday night for the Lockdown pay-per-view.
– While Eric Bischoff was written off TNA TV at the Lockdown pay-per-view, he will still be working backstage as a top executive for the company.
– Matches for this weekend’s live events in Florida include James Storm vs. Bobby Roode, Samoa Joe & Magnus vs. Daniels & Kazarian, Austin Aries vs. Zema Ion, Velvet Sky vs. Gail Kim, Jeff Hardy vs. Gunner, Matt Morgan vs. Crimson and Devon vs. Bully Ray.
– The segment between Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair at Lockdown went longer than planned and caused the remaining matches on the card to get less time. Hogan reportedly went longer than he was supposed to on his part of the segment.
– Traci Brooks has confirmed her departure from TNA Wrestling after her profile was removed from the company’s official website over weekend.
“Yes it’s true my time with TNA has come to an end, what a great time I had,” she wrote on Twitter. “I love the TNA family and will miss everyone but will be watching every Thursday!
Following a one and a half year hiatus, Brooks returned to the organization last summer to help Velvet Sky combat ODB and Jacqueline. She was then made Karen Jarrett’s executive assistant, a title she held until Jarrett’s on-screen firing in December. Brooks began competing following Thanksgiving but became inactive again a few weeks later and wasn’t used again.
— Bruce Prichard, TNA Wrestling’s Senior Vice President of Programming and Talent Relations, returned to work at Sunday’s Lockdown pay-per-view. It was his first appearance at an event since suffering a pair of recent heart attacks.
– 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.
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