TNA officials are cautiously optimistic that Kurt Angle will be able to return to the ring after a few weeks off. TNA is hoping that he is able to appear at the U.K. shows in early June. Based on iMPACT spoilers, he is tapped to do some segments with Karen Angle over the next few weeks and his planned match with AJ Styles at Slammiversary appears to be off.
TNA has launched a new online show called “The Spin Cycle” featuring TNA personalities discussing different topics not only limited to the company. The first edition of the show features Rhaka Khan, BG James, Shark Boy and Frank Trigg discussing Roxxi’s head being shaved, the Hillary Clinton vs. Barack Obama Democratic race, and if the Knockouts should be able to compete against the male wrestlers. The show is hosted by Jeremy Borash. You can see the first episode at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXM3zDwU9KY.
The May 17th edition of TNA iMPACT! replay scored a 0.41 cable rating.