Although itâ<80><99>s not being officially hyped as an MMA-style match, Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe at Sundayâ<80><99>s Lockdown PPV is going to feature a more â<80>~realâ<80><99> style of wrestling. Angle and Joe are both said to be really excited about the match and look forward to seeing how fans react to it.
Two well-placed sources within TNA say that the company is not promoting the match like an MMA fight because they feel people will think theyâ<80><99>re trying to make it look like a shoot. Although Angle has suggested that this match will launch a widespread change in TNA, there are no plans for a dramatic overhaul of the entire company. However, the same style of matches could be used in the future with Angle and/or Joe.
Kurt Angle is said to want the match to be similar to the acclaimed bout he had with Yuji Nagata that aired on TNAâ<80><99>s Global Impact show. Theyâ<80><99>re looking to work very stiff in a high energy match with a lot of submissions and suplexes.
The decision to book Scott Steiner against the winner of Angle vs. Joe seems like a solid indication that TNA plans to stick with a similar style of match.