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Big Update: Kurt Angle Reportedly Pitching a Return Deal to WWE, Is Vince McMahon Interested in an Angle Return?

According to The Wrestling Observer, Kurt Angle has been pitching a deal to WWE officials which would see him return to the company and work a schedule similar to that of Shawn Michaels in his final years with the company.

The return deal would see Angle work limited dates and bigger events.

Despite Angle’s pitches, however, WWE is reportedly not very interested in Kurt Angle returning to the ring, and Vince McMahon has been very negative about an Angle return in the past. This doesn’t necessarily mean the company won’t bring him back, but WWE might be more interested in him returning similarly to how Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan have returned, which is not in an in-ring capacity.
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Two New TNA Pay-Per-View Events Premiering, Former NFL Star at WWE Raw

TNA will premiere a few new Pay-Per-Views in the next month. “One Night Only: World Cup 2014″ will premiere on September 5th. The synopsis is below:

“Join Team Captains Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode, Eric Young and EC3 and the stars of Impact for a night of action!”

The next night will feature “TNA Unfinished Business: Best of Team 3D.” Below is the details for this PPV.

“Join us for a look back at the history o the most decorated tag team in professional wrestling and the newest inductees to the TNA Wrestling Hall of Fame.”

Former NFL Star at WWE Raw

Former NFL Quarterback and Texas Longhorn player Vince Young was at WWE Raw last night. He was seen when Mark Henry came out to support the Longhorns and shook hands with Young.

Vince Russo Issues Official Statement Regarding His Time In TNA and Spike TV Incident

Below is an official statement from Vince Russo over at his site, pyroandballhoo.com, regarding his situation with TNA and Spike TV.

“As always, there has been much rumor, hearsay and scuttlebutt surrounding certain topics concerning myself, TNA and Spike TV. At this point in time, having parted ways with TNA and the ability to finally speak freely–there are a few things that I would like to set the record straight on.

1. As I stated earlier this week on the VIP Section of pyroandballyhoo.com, I was officially hired by John Gaburick as a creative consultant on October 24, 2013, with the plan being that it could lead to a permanent position in the future. At the time of my hiring, the specific instructions laid down to me by Dixie Carter,was that if anyone was to find out about our working relationship outside of me, herself and Gaburick—it would come to an end. I asked why the blanket of secrecy from the start—but never received an answer. Almost 9 months later, when an e-mail that I had accidentally sent out to a third-party was brought to the forefront, Gaburick was untruthful in telling the source involved that I was recently hired to produce the TNA announcers.

2. John Gaburick told me sometime in January/February that at a recent TV taping, he DID INDEED tell Spike representative Scott Fishman, that I was working with TNA as a consultant. He even went as far as to tell me that Scott “was cool” with it. Therefore, the story that Spike just found out about my involvement with TNA merely weeks ago, which caused them to not renew their TNA contract, is an ABSOLUTE MISTRUTH. Spike knew of my TNA presence some 6-plus months prior.

3. YES, I am 100% GUILTY of trying to work that said source who received the e-mail, in an effort to protect the wishes of my employer. I regret even agreeing to be dishonest, deceitful and untruthful from the beginning, but the TRUTH is that I needed the income, so I agreed to the verbal restraints that were dictated to me from the start. I regret that now. Hindsight being 20/20, I should have never accepted the job under those circumstances being that my ability to be honest and truthful with family and friends was taken from me.

I hope that clears up many of the rumors that have surrounded me as of late. I take full responsibility for LYING to protect the wishes of my former company, but that is the extent of my responsibility. If I could do it all over again, I would have turned down the job under those guidelines, regardless of the financials involved.

There is much more to this story, but I choose to lay it out one step at a time due to the intricacies of the situation. I just feel it is VITAL at this time to, again, get this point across—if John Gaburick did indeed tell me the truth—that he informed Spike representative Scott Fishman of my working relationship with TNA back at the beginning of the year—then SPIKE TV HAD FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT I WAS WORKING WITH TNA OVER SIX MONTHS AGO.

In going forward, my focus becomes 100% on my website pyroandballyhoo.com, and those who choose to go along with me on my journey. In addition to that, there are a couple of projects I’m currently working on and just wanted to share with you briefly.

-I am in talks to further develop a script that my son Will and I wrote about a year ago calledBelle of the Brawl – the premise of the show involves a fictional wrestling company owned and operated by a woman.

– Also, I plan on writing the third installment of my wrestling trilogy series that will go into detail concerning my 10 year run with TNA from start to finish. The title of the book is Total Non-Stop Agony, and the plans are to release it digitally through pyroandballyhoo.com.

In conclusion, after 20 years of dedicating my blood, sweat and tears to three major wrestling organizations, without ever holding anything back, and always delivering the best product I possibly could, I think it’s fair to say that that portion of my life has officially come to an end…

…or has it???”

by Josh Isenberg

Davey Richards Offers His Thoughts on TNA’s Six Sided Ring, Talks His WWE Tryout with Edwards, Dixie Carter & More

Davey Richards recently stopped by Under the Mat Radio to discuss his feelings on a few topics such as Dixie Carter, the return of the 6 sided ring, his tag partner Eddie Edwards and so much more! You can listen to the full interview below, and below are some of the highlights:

Davey Richards on the return of the 6 sided ring:

“Well it gives TNA their own personality and it’s unique to them. It takes a little bit to get used to…having two more sides and it can make things more confusing at the end of the day you still got to get the job done so I’m fine with it. ”

Davey on what his goal is right now in TNA:

“Just me and Eddie (Edwards) making a mark as one of the greatest tag teams in TNA history. There’s the Hardy Boys who’s back together and Team 3D is back together…there’s always Beer Money who could get back together. We want to test ourselves with those guys and leave our mark in TNA.”

Davey on his thoughts on the tryout with WWE (with Eddie Edwards):

“We did a one week tryout for them and that was about it. It’s not somewhere where I longed to work for their travel schedule doesn’t work for me. I’m not moving down there and getting trained how to wrestle
again I’ve already been trained and if I don’t’ have it now then I won’t have it.”

Davey Richards also discusses what he does in his spare time, his background in kickboxing, working with Special Olympic kids and much more in this exclusive 60-minute interview on Under the Mat Radio.

by
Nick Paglino