The following was issued on TNAWrestling.com: March 11, 2008) – SPEED and DirecTV NASCAR analyst Hermie Sadler will serve as the Special Guest Referee for the main event of a Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling event this Thursday, March 13, at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia. Sadler, a native of Emporia, Va., will be the referee for the match between Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle and the “Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe. Sadler also will sign autographs at intermission, along with other TNA stars. Sadler is the second Virginia resident to referee at the TNA show, joining legendary pro wrestling referee Earl Hebner. Sadler, the 1993 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year, will be in Bristol, Tenn., this weekend working for SPEED and DirecTV covering on track action and appearing on SPEED’s popular “RACEDAY” show. The TNA Wrestling action starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center, and scheduled to appear will be Booker T, â<80><9c>The Phenomenalâ<80> AJ Styles, reigning TNA Knockouts Champion Awesome Kong, â<80><9c>Cowboyâ<80> James Storm, the Motor City Machineguns, reigning X-Division Champion â<80><9c>Black Machismoâ<80> Jay Lethal, â<80><9c>Maple Leaf Muscleâ<80> Petey Williams, â<80><9c>The Guruâ<80> Sonjay Dutt, Robert Roode, The Latin American Xchange, The Rock and Rave Infection, ODB, Jackie Moore and more! Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Salem Civic Center box office.
Former WWE star Shad Gaspard of Cryme Tyme wrote on his MySpace blog that he’s been contacted by both TNA and the producers of American Gladiators. He is still trying to decide what he wants to do.
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