More On Dusty Rhodes-TNA, Steve Austin Update, Rock; More

Ryan Clark


Just to clarify, Dusty Rhodes is on good terms with TNA and will remain an on-air character. He was presented with the idea of working on a team. He met with Dixie Carter, Bill Banks, Scott D’Amore, and Jeremy Borash earlier today and opted out. Rhodes had rubbed some people the wrong way when he came in as he stated in a meeting that older stars were what would make the company. TV ratings have also dropped since Rhodes was put in charge of the booking. Kevin Nash had also spoke out against Dusty’s booking in recent interviews and had even expressed interest in a creative role with the company. Right now though, that does not appear to be happening as he’s in China filming a movie. (Torch)

Steve Austin called into the Loose Cannon’s Radio show on KLAC AM 570 hosted by Steve Hartman and former Los Angeles Lakers center Mychal Thomson. Steve was called in to promote the upcoming release of the remake of the football/prison classic “The Longest Yard”. He said that he really enjoyed the movie and he was really glad to work on it because it pretty much gave him a chance to hang out with his buddies Bill Goldberg and Bob Sapp. He also enjoyed working with football players the likes of Bill Romanowski and Brian Bosworth. He was then asked about whether or not he would be returning to the ring. He said that after the filming was done he hoped to be coming back to make a few appearances and to raise some hell. He said, as always, that he really enjoys working in the ring and that he enjoys raising a little hell. Next came up the topic of whether or not Austin would want to do a picture with his old friend The Rock. He said that he was proud of his buddy’s success in films and he would welcome the chance to work with him. Austin also brought up the fact that the two of them always had great chemistry together in the ring, and that they probably would have good chemistry together on film. The interview ended with Austin cutting a promo telling everyone to come and watch the film “‘Cause Stone Cold said so”.

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