03.03.05 | TNA NEWS REPORT
Each week, TNAwrestling.com will update fans on all the latest news in TNA heading into Friday’s Impact on Fox Sports Net.
- With the Ultimate X Challenge at Destination X less than two weeks away, the action in the X Division heats up as superstars look to impress Dusty Rhodes and the NWA Championship Committee in order to get into the Pay-Per-View bout. In action this week on Impact, Chris Sabin will take on Michael – and the Director of Authority will be watching!
- Apolo makes his return to TNA this week on Impact, as the superstar recently returned from Puerto Rico. Last year, Apolo captured the NWA World Tag Team Championship with D’Lo Brown. TNAwrestling.com will have an exclusive interview with Apolo up on the website this weekend.
- TNA will post information on Friday about Jeff Hammond’s appearance on “NASCAR Nation” which features exclusive backstage footage from the Against All Odds Pay-Per-View. The crew shot Hammond as he prepared for his match with the 3Live Kru that night, including footage earlier in the day of Hammond doing some last minute training.
- NWA Championship Committee member and wrestling legend Larry Zbyszko will be appearing on an upcoming edition of “Golf Central” on the Golf Channel. Representatives from the Golf Channel (including TNA backstage producer Darryl Marshall) were on hand at the Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando to follow Larry Z during an 18-hole event. Zbyszko is a regular golfer who has competed in several recent semi-pro events. Larry Z’s appearance on the Golf Channel will also feature AJ Styles and Kid Kash. TNAwrestling.com should have an airdate for the footage in the next few days.
- We should have an airdate shortly for the next TNA appearance on Blue Collar TV, featuring Jeff Jarrett, Abyss, AJ Styles, Don West and Jeremy Borash. The footage was filmed last month in Atlanta.
- A film crew will be at the upcoming Destination X Pay-Per-View on March 13 to follow Diamond Dallas Page during the day. The footage will be used for a documentary on yoga, which DDP uses for stretching and relaxation.
- Jonny Fairplay recently filmed a segment for the new A&E Television show “Ink’d”, which features celebrities getting tattoos. No airdate yet for the program, although we’ll post it as soon as we know.
- According to members of TNA management, the early buzz is that the special Impact airing on “Eurosport” was a tremendous success as far as viewers. Currently, Europsport Television is airing two special episodes of “iMPACT!” which are available across Europe, reaching 54 countries in 95 million homes with an estimated viewing audience of 250 million.
- Congratulations go out to “Mr. 630” and soon-to-be father Jerrelle Clark, who is expecting a child in the upcoming months.
- FOX 35 News in Orlando broadcast from the Impact Zone on Tuesday morning, with “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, Abyss and Lance Hoyt on hand to “show the hosts the ropes”. The footage also aired later that night on the 10 o’clock news edition in Orlando.