TNA Only Having 3 Main PPVs?
TNA’s new PPV page on their website only lists three main PPVs: March’s “Lockdown,” June’s “Slammiversary” and October’s “Bound for Glory”.
It looks like Genesis has been dropped for 2014.
Brooke Tessmacher Discusses Breaking Her Jaw
In her latest blog TNA Knockout Brooke Tessmacher discussed breaking her jaw in 2010:
In 2010 I broke my jaw. The bone split down the center between my bottom two front teeth. There was no avoiding a traumatic jaw surgery. After that surgery my teeth still looked pretty good. In fact most people would have said I had a nice smile. But, things were not good behind the scenes. After my accident and surgery, my teeth did not align as they had before. My bite was off and this caused my upper and lower back teeth to collide and grind against each other. In no time at all the enamel began to wear away and that exposed extremely sensitive nerves. This made everyday life a painful trial. Biting, chewing and even drinking anything cold became a frightening experience. The pain was interfering with my wrestling career. I was so scared of getting it in the face that I was holding back in the ring. I didn’t want to smile on TV because I was so self-conscious. I knew that I needed to see a truly qualified dentist who could solve this problem for good. But, my old fears were holding me back.
Finally after living with daily pain for nearly 3 years I reached a point that enough was enough. I began to do research on who was the most qualified dental practice to handle a case like mine. I needed a cosmetic dentist but also a dentist trained in proper bite alignment and the mechanics of how the mouth works. (I’ve since learned this is called neuromuscular dentistry.) One name kept coming up again and again as I asked my friends, family and contact. That practice was Smile Texas. When I visited their website and saw their amazing gallery of before and after photographs, I was very impressed. Then, I read about the dentists training and how much experience they had with cases like mine. This convinced me to get over my fear and go see them.
It just took two visits, about two weeks apart, for Dr. Davis to complete the reconstruction of my smile. By building up my upper and lower back teeth, he was able to restore my bite to the correct alignment. Then they placed all-porcelain veneers on my front teeth to give me an absolutely stunning smile. It was so easy… I literally slept my way through the entire process!
Jim Cornette Discusses AJ Styles Situation
In his recent interview with Inside The Ropes Jim Cornette discussed the AJ Styles TNA contract situation:
“AJ is a great kid personally aswell 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. He’s been a main event guy, he’s been presented as a main event guy, one of the talents that you really identify with the TNA roster. I’ll go ahead an mention his name, Vince Russo, Russo was the booker for a lot of the 10-11 years of TNA. In that time,A lot of guys have been rendered meaningless in terms of draws. I was talking to Delirious one time during a Ring of Honor meeting and we were throwing out what if’s, you know what if we try to sign this guy or that guy, and we looked at Samoa Joe, one of the most recognised Ring of Honor champions of all time, a tremendous athlete and we both looked at each other and said with what TNA had done to him now, if we could get him, we’re not sure we’d even want him and that’s sad to say for a talent like Samoa Joe or an AJ styles. It’s not like I’m picking on those guys, Jeff hardy was one of the biggest start in wrestling and after 3 years with TNA he’s just another guy on the card. I can also believe it or not, see TNA’s side of it, in that they don’t wanna pay him that much money since they don’t get the results at the box office but that’s their fault that they don’t get those results. That’s probably why AJ feels the way he does. There’s a lot of great talent in TNA. I almost think for most of them would have to go away not just from TNA but from the public eye for a while and get what down here in the south, we’d call, the TNA stank off of them.”