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TNA and WWE have been fighting and neither
has made a dent. WWE has been on a slump since WrestleMania,
and it’s kinda boggling since they’ve been doing
good stuff the whole time. TNA has done some terribly booked
shows, but they’ve also had some good matches. That
should sound pretty typical. Sadly, the current situation
is almost unfathomable.
off, there have been a couple of high-profile releases.
The first of which was Christopher Daniels. The best-working
guy in the entire company and they let him go. He was seen
as a complainer, he argued finishes sometimes, though not
as much as Samoa Joe (another who is no favorite with the
current administration) and AJ Styles, if the Observer is
to be believed. He’s a big get for Ring of Honor,
which seems to be his next stop. I can’t believe they’d
get rid of him, but it says more about the booking of Vince
Russo and the power that Hogan & Co. have over who is
employed and who is not. He is one of the things that made
RoH so awesome back in the day, and it’ll be nice
to see him back. He’s slightly old, I think he’s
pushing 40, and it’s doubtful he’d find a place
in WWE because of his size. He’s also had a couple
of brief runs in the WWE about 8 to 10 years ago. Still,
he can straight-out GO! I was shocked when I read that he
was gone. He is now accepting bookings under his other identity,
other release was of Consequences Creed. That one both troubles
me and makes total sense. They’ve increased payroll
so high, they really can’t afford guys who they aren’t
going to use and they haven’t been using him. But
he’s an entertaining character who has talent, can
talk good and ain’t afraid of doing the big spots
that get noticed. Still, they weren’t using him and
he was injured.
thinking he’ll probably end up as a mover on the Indy
Scene, or maybe RoH will take him in, though he’s
not quite their type. I don’t see him fitting in with
the WWE, which is a shame. A WWE where a guy like Creed
had a legit chance of being a big star is one that I’d
like to see.
other interesting TNA news is an eMail that was sent by
Jim Cornette to Terry Taylor. According to the Observer,
the eMail basically said that he had no hard feelings towards
anyone in TNA except for Vince Russo, who he said he dreamed
of finding a way to murder. This was forwarded by Terry
to Vince and others in the company and it ended up getting
eMail, as has leaked to the net, is actually a pretty funny
promo, putting the company over, to a degree, and then the
Russo stuff, that, when taken with the rest, obviously seems
like it’s a comedy bit. Russo over-reacted and now
there’s the legal stuff happening. It’s a shame,
but it’s also not unexpected. Some folks are blaming
Taylor for forwarding it.
In other weird news, it seems that Jeff
Hardy may be having some difficulties. Many have noted that
he’s been a bit sloppier and a bit lethargic and erratic
behind-the-scenes. Part of it could be his life is pretty
much hell right now, as he’s facing charges on trafficking
(and it looks bad for him on that front) and he’s
back on the road, not fully healed. Still, he’d have
to be a real idiot to be back on the stuff after everything
he’s got stacked against him right now.
Angle is looking at taking some time off
to heal up in general. He’s also getting married again.
In related news, Karen Angle and Jeff Jarrett
are also engaged. I talked to a friend who saw them a few
weeks ago and said that they seemed like the perfect couple.
has had a couple of injuries, notably Ezekiel Jackson, who
tore his quad and will be out for up to 6 months. Matt Hardy
had what at first was thought to be a bicep tear, but turned
out to be a really bad bruise. That’s lucky because
a tear would have been no good for him. Cena’s beat
up, but when isn’t he. HHH is also taking it a little
easier, as he’s not working house shows for the most
part. There’s a guy who has been beat and hurt in
dozens of ways and just keeps trying to go.
has a bunch of the WWE’s lesser lights with cameos,
including Jericho (OK, he’s not a lesser light), Mark
Henry, MVP, Giant Singh, Kane and a few others. I am actually
thinking about seeing it.
That’s all for this edition!