News & Rumours Round-Up: Lynn v RVD cancelled?, Terry Funk Update, Mickie James to TNA?, Former TNA Knockouts Try Out For WWE plus more!

Jerry Lynn

Jerry Lynn

– Tomorrow night’s TNA HardCORE Justice pay-per-view main event between Rob Van Dam and Jerry Lynn will not take place as advertised. Multiple sources indicate Lynn has been forced to pull out of the event due to a back injury.

Many felt the match was in jeopardy earlier this week because Lynn pulled out of a scheduled indy match taking place this weekend. It is believed that company officials found out about the cancellation within the past 24 hours.

TNA Wrestling has yet to confirm the cancellation, so a new main event has not been announced.

– An interview with Kevin Nash is available at http://www.go386.com/jawbreaker Nash talks Hardcore Justice, Paul Heyman and more.

– Tickets for Bound for Glory on October 10 went on sale this morning at 10 Eastern. TNA is holding a block party in Daytona Beach to celebrate, which will see a ring set up for a tag team title match between the Motor City Machine Guns and Generation Me, as well as a Jeff Hardy Lookalike contest.

– An interview with Tommy Dreamer is available at http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/55651 Dreamer promotes Hardcore Justice. He says that “More than half of these guys are going to enjoy this pay-per-view a lot more because they’re sober. It’s their chance as part of a 12-step program where they can say they really did accomplish something in life.” He also commented on WWE’s ECW revival, saying “I don’t think anyone could ever recapture that (original ECW) magic. I love the fact a lot of guys got the opportunity to come up and be on television, but it wasn’t what the fans wanted. I look at it like when the XFL (football league) came out. People were so hyped up. When they finally started watching it, they realized the reasons why these guys weren’t in the NFL. With ECW, people said, ‘This guy couldn’t beat The Sandman or Sabu.’ The ratings dropped and dropped.”

– Mickie James says joining TNA is a possibility if they can accommodate her family and her music schedule at http://news.lalate.com/

– Thursday night Terry Funk was interviewed by Low Blow Radio and when asked about appearing at the Hardcore Justice PPV this Sunday night the Funker had the following to say…

“No, not all all and I don’t really care to at this time. I would love to be there but at a different time in my life.”

Listen to the full interview featuring his thoughts on the upcoming Hardcore Justice event, TNA and WWE’s current product, and more at www.blogtalkradio.com/lowblowradio.

– Thursday night’s episode of TNA iMPACT! drew a 1.21 (1.2) cable rating in the US, with 1,626,000 viewers. That’s almost exactly what last week’s show did, the EV2.0 angle has seen a good ratings boost for iMPACT!

– TNA Turning Point is set for November 7th, 2010 and TNA Final Resolution is set for December 5th, 2010. Both shows will take place at Universal Studios in Orlando.

– Taz tweeted (http://twitter.com/officialtaz) the following last night: “Hope u all liked iMPACT tonight! Seeing those old photos at the end of the show brought back “violent” but “gritty” memories!”

– The Sandman and Jerry Lynn were added to the official talent list for Hardcore Justice following iMPACT! last night.

– There are no plans to announce any of the other matches for Hardcore Justice prior to the show. This is similar to how old ECW shows used to be. The only announced matches are RVD vs. Jerry Lynn and Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven with Mick Foley as the ref.

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About Ray Mullan
Ray Mullan is a longtime wrestling fan and Owner/Editor of TNA UK . Also a contributing writer to a number of other online wrestling media including 1Wrestling.com, Wrestle Zone UK & Lords of Pain.

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