TNA’s starting an angle either this week or next week on iMPACT! building towards Kurt Angle landing a new on-screen love interest. No word yet on who it will end up being. The role was originally designed for former WWE Diva Tammy “Sunny” Sytch, but a few TNA wrestlers came back with a bad report on her from a wrestling convention back in April, and TNA no longer had interest in using her.
Regarding Shantelle Taylor, TNA officials didn’t think her tryout match with Cheerleader Melissa back in April was anything special, but everyone thought she did great in her television debut match last week with Awesome Kong.
After missing the last set of iMPACT! tapings, it looked like Mickie “Moose” Knuckles’ wasn’t long for TNA — quite like Sirelda two years ago — and that they only needed her services for a few shows. However, Knuckles signed a contract with TNA earlier in week and will be working as a regular with the company from this point forward. Knuckles will be wrestling on iMPACT! two out of the next three weeks.