News & Rumors Round-Up: Who are “They”?, Ed Leslie-TNA, A TNA Knockout Robbed, TNA Champion To Miss iMPACT! & BFG plus more

Ed Leslie

Ed Leslie - "The Man of 1,004 Bad Gimmicks"

  • As noted several days ago here on the website, former WWE & WCW talent Ed Leslie (a/k/a Brutus Beefcake, The Disciple) said on the Miami sports talk radio show The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz Friday that he’s joining Hulk Hogan in TNA Wrestling. He noted they’re going to be “starting from scratch and going nWo style.” It should be noted that he’s said this before and nothing has ever happened. As of last word, TNA wasn’t interested – let’s hope that stays that way!
  • TNA Wrestling officials are hopeful that the disclosure of “They” at Bound for Glory will hook a number of fans to purchase the pay-per-view event. The widespread assumption amongst the TNA locker room is that “They” will be revealed as a combination of Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and possibly Jeff Jarrett.

    Though D’Angelo Dinero cut what was described as a ‘heelish promo’ on Thursday’s iMPACT!, many believe he, Sting and Kevin Nash will turn babyface once “They” is revealed. Of course, nothing is confirmed and anything can change between now and TNA Bound for Glory.

  • Kurt Angle was said to be upset over Abyss dropping him on his head during a recent iMPACT! match. It was considered a botched maneuver on Abyss’ part.
  • Mick Foley donated the entire advance for his new book “Countdown to Lockdown”, a reported $100,000, to charity reports The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The two specific charities are RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) and Childfund International. Foley is also working once a week on the phones as a RAINN hotline volunteer.
  • Jeff Hardy’s next court date is scheduled for October 25. TNA is holding iMPACT! TV tapings that day in Orlando, so it would have to be assumed he will miss that show and be available for the tapings the following day on October 26.
  • As noted in various reports, Jeff Jarrett was in Mexico this past week meeting with AAA in regards to some talent exchanges. El Zorro was said to have been offered a TNA contract and is expected to start soon with the company, with one rumor having him be involved in a stable with Abyss. Were told TNA President Dixie Carter saw a tape of Zorro and was impressed. Other AAA talents TNA has interest in includes Jack Evans and Extreme Tiger. Jarrett had interest in bringing in some high flying luchadores, while AAA was hopeful to bring in the current TNA World Tag Team Champions The Motor City Machineguns.
  • TNA Knockout Tag Team Champion Taylor Wilde announced on Twitter Saturday that she dislocated a bone in her foot. She then noted that a doctor was able to put it back in place.

    She will, however, miss Thursday’s live iMPACT! and subsequent Bound for Glory pay-per-view as she announced on Twitter today that she is heading to England for a few weeks.

    Off to England tonight for a few weeks, I’m so excited!!!!!!” Wilde wrote.

  • TNA Knockout Chelsea has launched accounts on Facebook, Twitter, eBay, YouTube, as confirmed by her official website,

    Chelsea noted yesterday on Twitter that her purse was stolen.

    To whoever stole my purse: I hope you are happy but remember what goes around comes around!!” she wrote.

  • Hernandez has not been on hand for TNA events in recent months because he is on loan to the Mexican based AAA promotion due to a talent exchange. Management has lost faith in pushing him as a singles star because his ring work has not progressed at the rate they feel it should.
  • Kurt Angle’s fiancé, actress Giovanna Yannotti, announced on her Twitter account Thursday that she and Kurt are expecting a child.

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, Wrestle Zone UK & Lords of Pain.

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