According to sources in TNA, Kurt Angle will not wrestle on 9/8 in Nagoya, Japan at Antonio Inoki’s second house show. The plan was for Angle to defend the IWGP title in the opening match, and then fly back to Orlando in time for the 9/9 No Surrender PPV. Inoki had been working on an Angle vs. Lesnar rematch for the show. On a side note, Inoki is trying to convince Paul “Big Show” Wight to work the show, but that appears to be a long shot at this point.
From Annie Hilenski & Michael Williamson: I was watching TNA, and the theme music for the TNA Bound For Glory Tour was Mickie James’s old theme song, Ice Breaker.
Adam “Pacman” Jones has signed with National Street League Records to do a hip hop album to be released in 2008.
Here are some recent WWE attendance figures:
– The 8/3 Raw show in Huntington, WV drew 4,500 fans.
– The 8/4 Raw show in Wheeling, WV drew 5,000 fans for a $160,000 live gate.
– The 8/4 Smackdown show in Manchester, NH drew 4,000 fans and a $140,000 live gate.
– The 8/5 Smackdown show in Burlington, VT drew 2,000 fans.