Diva-Dirt.com reports that Santana Garrett is joining TNA!
The news of the SHINE Wrestling standout’s new career move was broken by SHINE Promoter Sal Hamaoui.
Sal made the announcement on the official SHINE Wrestling Facebook group, saying:
“Everyone in SHINE would like to wish Santana the best of luck with TNA. You’ll always be a SHINE Original.”
This wouldn’t be Santana’s first stint with TNA. She briefly appeared for the company in 2010 as a valet for Orlando Jordan and wrestled at TNA’s Knockout Knockdown PPV. Since then, she’s impressed in SHINE and SHIMMER and also appeared on an episode of NXT last year in a losing effort against Charlotte.
Austin Aries (@AustinAries) was a guest on The Berman Show where he discusses possibly making a run in WWE and much more!
Here is the link to the interview:
Former TNA World Heavyweight and tag team champion James Storm joined Ring Rust Radio recently. It was a great episode with plenty of exclusive content and insight into the star’s TNA career, working through his ankle injury (previously not reported), his reality TV show, Genesis and so much more!
Below is the YouTube video for the interview and full link for the show. Also, a transcription of some of the pertinent questions:
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On Monday night, TNA President Dixie Carter announced that the annual “Lockdown” Steel Cage Pay-Per-View event will take place on March 9 from Miami, Florida at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami. Tickets go on sale January 24 at Ticketmaster.com. Check back to ImpactWrestling.com in the coming weeks for more news on Lockdown in Miami!
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Whether TNA wrestlers are worried or hoping that recent departures mean a better spot for them:
“I think a little bit of both. I mean with guys like AJ gone, he was like the team captain. When you think of Impact Wrestling, you think of AJ Styles.”
Working with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan:
“Um I think Bischoff is still around, I think it’s just a production capacity. I think with Hogan, some people think he had more clout than he did. I think they really wanted him to do a bit more but I think he just didn’t want to really do more at this time. As far as Hogan as a person, cool cat. As far as working with him, I wouldn’t know. I never worked with them. I never see them, I never talk to them. When they just asked me ‘This is what we need from you’ I did it and that was that.”
The infamous kidnapping angle and Vince Russo:
“You want me to break the silence on that? I don’t like getting in verbal spats with people who I don’t think are worth my time or my effort and a dude in particular is Vince Russo. This cat, I don’t have a problem with Vince Russo. When he left I just told him, it is what it is. He always had 22 million reasons for making the decisions that he made. But when Hogan and Bischoff came in they said, ‘Oh we have this great idea. We are going to do this thing and take you off of TV and re-brand you. Do all this other stuff. We do this kidnapping thing and you come back as a psychopath.’ I was cool with it.
I sat at home for 3 months on a bitching ass vacation. I had one of the best vacations in the history of vacations. Paid vacation. Getting ready so I call them back week after week, ‘What do you guys need me to do’. They would say ‘We are still coming up with something’. Vince Russo with his infinite ridiculousness just said, we are short on babyfaces. So I get a call saying, ‘Joe we need to bring you back to TV.’
So I asked him, how is it that you are going to bring me back. He said, I don’t know how just yet but we need to bring you in. So the dude couldn’t write his way out of a kidnapping. The only reason why I bring this up is because he has the audacity to blame all of his silliness on other people. And by the way wrestlers, pro wrestlers all over the world and people in the business, stop whoring yourself out to shoot interviews. This man couldn’t write his way out of a kidnapping. That’s how much respect he had for the product, how much respect he had for the fans and that is indicative of his style of what he did. He was the head writer at the time and this is the way he felt that was admissible. Now I know this little bitch is going to go back on a shoot and talk all of this shit.”
His TNA future:
“I think with TNA now, especially with the inner office changes. I think hopefully I will be on top. I told them already. I said, ‘Look, you guys have tried to do things in different ways.’ I told them at the beginning of last year. ‘You guys have been using me in a utilitarian way for the past 2 or 3 years. I’m cool with it. I know this is a team effort but I’m ready to run with it and produce for you if you give me the opportunity.’ I’ve told John Gaburick the same thing. ‘You guys have been using me in a utilitarian way for the past 2 or 3 years. I’m ready to get shit done. If you want to run with me, It’s going to be this year.’ The ball is in their hands and we will just see what happens.”
Courtesy of http://www.impactwrestling.com:
On Thursday night, January 16, TNA Wrestling presents the annual “Genesis” epic event LIVE and FREE on SpikeTV at 9/8c from Huntsville, Alabama at the Von Braun Center! As we count down to the event, watch select past classic matches from Genesis – plus a free view all this week of the entire Genesis 2013 Pay-Per-View event!
DEBUTING FRIDAY ON PAY-PER-VIEW:
One Night Only – “Tag Team Tournament”
This one night 10 team tournament determines who is the greatest tag team in TNA history. Featuring Team 3D, Daniels and Kazarian, Generation Me, Samoa Joe and Magnus, Bobby Roode and Austin Aries, and many more. This is the ultimate test of endurance to see who the greatest tag team in TNA history truly is. TNA WRESTLING presents ONE NIGHT ONLY: TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT
AR’s Truth: A really good opening segment that gets the main focus on the two top matches on tonight’s show. Magnus and Roode shined in this segment. It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out, if you didn’t read the spoilers.