Joe Speaks, Dutt Raps, Warrior Returns

Samoa Joe spoke to recently about the use of MMA in his Lockdown match against Kurt Angle – “In all honesty, I think aspects [of MMA] should infilatrate professional wrestling more than it has in the past. That’s what this match sort of set out to do. Is it indicative of the style we’re going to follow in TNA or I’m going to follow in TNA? Absolutely not. At the end of the day, we’re a pro wrestling company producing pro wrestling events catering to pro wrestling fans and that’s what we have to put out there. At the same time, like anything in this world, any art form, any sport has to evolve with the times and what me and Kurt did out there is kind of natural evolution of that. MMA, it’s popularity in the world is growing leaps and bounds every day. People are becoming more educated to the sport, more education to the submissions. Now I believe that those elements can be introduced into pro wrestling. A lot of people do call it MMA style of matches, but at the end of the day, when you look back on things, what I really had in mind when we went out there, was kind of the old hook and shoot catch style of wrestling that made pro wrestling in its infancy and we wanted to bring a little bit of that back.”

Sonjay Dutt makes a guest appearance on the new album from Indian rapper Asoka, which can be downloaded here.

The Nashville Business Journal has a piece up on their website about TNA’s ‘Cross the Line’ campaign, which is setting out to attract new viewers to their shows. More here.

ROH currently has no plans to book TNA talent on upcoming shows, although it is likely that Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley will appear again in the future.

Ultimate Warrior will be facing Orlando Jordan in his comeback match for Nu-Wrestling Evolution in Spain this June.

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