TNA filed for trademarks on the terms “Black Machismo” and “Shake and Break” on 6/15.
TNA are set to release a series of life-size posters of their stars, including Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle.
Jesse Ward, who worked for TNA as a producer and at one point was a contestant in WWE’s Tough Enough series, has been released by TNA. Ward had gotten suspended by the company when some videos made to help announcer Leticia Cline on her quest to win a Maxim Magazine contest that featured TNA stars in parodies of movies “Basic Instinct” and “Risky Business” popped up on YouTube.com and the company opted not to bring her back. The videos are no longer online. Also note that TNA has hired some producers to work in-house full time for the company as well. Ward was considered a really good person by some as she had a hard work ethic and would put in tons of hours working on production pieces when needed. She was also considered someone to have strong opinions and wasn’t shy at voicing them, which in wrestling is sometimes counter-productive. She was well liked by the wrestlers.