The original finish for the Kurt Angle vs Jay Lethal match at No Surrender was for someone to interfere in the match and cost Angle the X Title. It was Angle’s idea to put Lethal over with a clean fall.
Dave Meltzer is reporting that Sean Waltman and girlfriend Alicia Webb (Ryan Shamrock from the WWF) have moved into an apartment in Mexico City. Waltman’s son is also staying with them there. They are also in charge of what is known as the AAA Road Puppy, which was homeless and turned up in the dressing room after an AAA show on the 08 September then played with Waltman’s son. Waltman is still being linked with a return to TNA.
Although Samoa Joe has turned down offers of a contract extension, his current TNA deal still has around a year to run.
TNA is considering running shows in Tel Aviv, Israel, on the 15-17 November. Tickets have gone on sale but the shows themselves will not be booked unless sales look promising.
One of the reasons behind TNA ditching Andrew Martin was that he had written a pro-steroids article on his MySpace account before they brought him in. Obviously that is now something of a no-no for the company to be associated with.
Also, the Wrestling Observer says TNA talent has been told to prepare for drug testing. Management said that if they couldn’t pass a test held in a month’s time then they should inform them.
For those still wondering, Paul Heyman’s WWE contract expired a few months ago, but TNA has no interest in bringing him in.
Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, 17 September 2007 (click here for subscription information)