Angle vs. Jarrett, Backstage


An internal power struggle is developing in TNA between Jeff Jarrett and Kurt Angle. Although Jarrett is the part-owner, Angle has been making it clear that he wants to co-run TNA with Dixie Carter in the future. Kurt and Karen are friends with Carter and Kurt has been developing a lot of pull with management. He is also tight with Vince Russo when it comes to booking his segments. Kurt had the endings to his matches with Abyss and Jay Lethal changed at the last PPV, getting planned run-ins by Judas Mesias and Christopher Daniels scrapped in favour of clean finishes. He was said to be less than pleased that TNA proceeded to book Lethal to get punked out by Samoa Joe later on, since it just made Lethal look like a jobber once again.

TNA plans to build the Women’s Division around Gail Kim, with Amazing Kong set up as her rival.

Vampiro has been telling friends that he is going to retire.

Bill DeMott also says he plans on retiring, though not until the end of the year.

David Heath, a.k.a. Vampire Warrior, a.k.a. Gangrel is going to direct 12 porn movies. The first, Miami Rump Shkerz 2, shoots in November.

Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, 01 October 2007 (subscribe here)