Angle/MMA Update, Destination X Tix, Beating Greetings

Ryan Clark

  • Kurt Angle claims he’s been doing MMA training, largely focusing on jiu-jitsu.
  • While ticket sales originally started out good for TNA Wrestlingâ<80><99>s April pay-per-view Destination X in Norfolk, Virginia, according to reports, they have slowed down considerably. While a lot of ringside seats have sold for the event, the venue has had to alter the floor plan to reassure that the event looks filled on camera. Destination X will take place at the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia on Sunday, March 9, 2008.
  • The official TNA website is touting that Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin, The Motor City Machineguns, will be on an upcoming episode of â<80><9c>Madeâ<80> on MTV. In an episode scheduled to debut at Noon EST on Saturday, March 8th, Shelley and Sabin will be featured as the coaches of a high school student named Chris Hendricks who wants to be made into a â<80><9c>larger-than-life pro wrestler.â<80> Hendricks, who is a homosexual, is tired of being stereotyped as weak because he is gay. According to TNAâ<80><99>s official website, several TNA wrestlers will appear on the episode.
  • Jakks rep Jeremy Padower spoke a little bit about their upcoming TNA line in a recent interview at Toy Fair 2008. You can see the interview at this WrestlingFigs.com, which is broken up into 9 parts.
  • TNA has a new feature called “TNA Beating Greeting” where TNA stars can issue messages to people. More info is at TNAWrestling.com.
  • As noted here on the site over the weekend, current talent working in TNA without contracts and on nightly deals include Dustin “Black Reign” Rhodes, Rellik (aka Johnny Stamboli) and Payton Banks.
  • There are tons of new items up on ShopTNA.com including the Global Impact DVD.

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