Jim Cornette was a recent guest on the Inside The Ropes program. Cornette talked about his UK Q&A Tour happening in February, plus he shared his opinions on the AJ Styles/TNA situation. Cornette said the following about the ongoing TNA/Styles negotiations:
"AJ is a great kid personally as well as professionally. Very talented. He's been with the company for 11 or 12 years since the company started. I can understand exactly where he's coming from. From what I've read, they wanna resign him for either the same or less money. Money being the root of most problems in the wrestling business. If I know AJ swell as I think I do, he doesn't have any bad habits, he doesn't spend his money frivolously, he's saved his money wisely for the last decade. I think it's a situation where he feels that if he's not worth the money that he's asked from TNA that he'd rather take a break or do something else or it might be a matter of principle. I can't argue with that."
Raw Announce Team Change
Jerry Lawler was not announcing the Raw taping last night in Austin, Texas. Michael Cole and JBL handled commentary on their own. That show will air this Monday, December 23rd.
Rob Van Dam Birthday
Rob Van Dam turns 43 today, as he was born on December 18th, 1970.