Thursday, September 27, 2012

Update On Scott Steiner Vs TNA


Former TNA star Scott "Steiner" RechSteiner responded to the TNA lawsuit against him on 9/10 in the The Chancery Court of Tennessee in Davidson County, counter-suing TNA and alleging that the company breached their contract with him
Steiner alleged that TNA had failed to properly provide, as they were contractually obligated to do, "an accounting of all Royalty payments" due to him, failed to provide "royalty statements of all merchandise royalties and video royalties" owed to him, and "failed to pay all royalties" due to him. Steiner demanded judgment in a "yet to be determined amount."

TNA sued Steiner in June, claiming he breached his (by then expired) TNA contract by making disparaging remarks about TNA, Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and Bruce Prichard, among others. TNA is seeking damages and an injunction to stop Steiner from speaking out.

In responding to TNA's suit against him, Steiner denied that he ever agreed to not disparage the company, that speaking out against it would breach his deal, that he was involved in a "concerted effort to disparage" the company and its officers, that he ignored requests to stop, that he is in a legal and binding agreement with TNA and that TNA has suffered damages as a result of his actions.

Steiner has stated his TNA deal expired and while he was offered a new contract, he opted to turn it down and never executed the deal.

In his respond, Steiner demanded the TNA suit against him be thrown out of court and requested a jury trial should the case go to trial
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Praise For Tyson Kidd VS Daniel Bryan Match

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

A match between Tyson Kidd and Daniel Bryan was taped this week for WWE Saturday Morning Slam. The match received rave reviews from fans in attendance but not in the normal way that a Bryan vs. Kidd match would get rave reviews. It's said the match was a pure comedy match and the most kid-friendly WWE match in a long time.
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News On Ricardo Rodriguez/ Sin Cara

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the reason Ricardo Rodriguez is wrestling Sin Cara on WWE Saturday Morning Slam is because the backstage feeling is that Rodriguez works better with Sin Cara then most the people on the roster.
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Shaul Guerrero Released By WWE?

Over on, the profile of Raquel Diaz aka Shaul Marie Guerrero has been removed. This usually means a talent has been released from the company.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Shaul Guerrero aka Raquel Diaz asked to be released from her WWE developmental contract. She was considered to have excellent potential as a talker, the best of any woman on the roster, although her ring work was not nearly as advanced.
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TNA No Longer Allowing Contracted Talents To Appear On Indy DVDs

According to PWInsider, TNA is no longer allowing their contracted talents to appear on DVD's of independent wrestling events sold by those promotions. Since 2004, TNA has allowed talents to appear on DVD's as long as they were being sold directly by the promotion and not by a third-party like Best Buy or Walmart.
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News On Jeremy Borash's TNA Reality Show

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

TNA's new UK reality show is said to be the pet project of Jeremy Borash. Borash was busy working on the show this past weekend so he missed the TNA live events. To make up, they played a tape of him introducing SoCal Val as the ring announcer for the night
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Edge Comments On Upcoming Diva's Match

Edge tweeted the following:

So I hear @TheBethPhoenix and @NatbyNature had a great match last night #shouldabeenappv #imagineiftheyhad15mins
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Bella Twin Accuses The Funkadactyls Of Copying Them

Niki Bella tweeted the following on Monday during WWE Raw: Unbelievable!! They're trying to remake us haha." "1st they steal our entrance, now our outfits, next is the booty shake & then they'll b calling themselves twins!"
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Update On WWE/All Japan Pro Wrestling

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Apparently there isn't much to the WWE-All Japan story that was originally reported in the Japanese media last week. It's really just that AJPW officials took John Laurinaitis out to dinner back in August and pitched him the idea of making AJPW a WWE affiliate. By that point, Laurinaitis had already lost all of his power within WWE. WWE hasn't been in the habit of supporting or buying foreign wrestling companies.
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TNA Vacates TV Title- New Champion To Be Crowned

TNA released the following statement:


Championship Thursday” returns to Impact Wrestling on Spike TV this Thursday with an added wrinkle; there is no defending champion. Negotiations between TNA’s current TV Champion Devon and TNA have been ongoing over the last month and have reached an impasse. As of today, The TNA TV Championship last held by Devon is vacated. TNA hopes that Devon returns to the active roster in the future. A new TV champion will be crowned LIVE on Impact!

Usually, in the “Championship Thursday” format, four challengers meet with Impact Wrestling GM Hulk Hogan and plead their case as to why they deserve