Monday, April 23, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Monday

EWF X8 Results:

Ames & Able beat Marek Brave & Shane Hollister

First Round

* Hillbilly Jed beat Sami Callihan

* Tyler Black beat Jake Omen

* Tank Toland beat Justin Dean

* Brent Albright w/ Jimmy Jacobs beat Billy Roc

Midwestern Title Champion Nate Pheonix beat Brian Bender

Second Round

* Tank Toland beat Tyler Black

* Brent Albright beat Hillbilly Jed

EWF Heavyweight Champion Osyris beat Just Justin, Louis Linaris, and Big Richard Cannon in a 4-Way for the title

Final Round

* Tank Toland beat Brent Albright to win the 2007 X8 Tournament

Bob Backlund plays Friar Chuck in the independent comedy "In the Land of Merry Misfits." The movie will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City starting on 5/2.

TNA is hopeful that the Kurt Angle-Sting dream match on Impact this Thursday night does a strong ratings number. The show has averaged a 1.0 cable rating thus far in 2007.

Impact on Thursday night scored a 1.1 cable rating.

Jeff Jarrett finished his segments at last week's Impact tapings in Orlando, and then flew home to be with his wife who has been suffering from pneumonia.

Shark Boy has settled his lawsuit against Dimension Films and other entities for copyright infringement over the "Shark Boy" trademark.

The Best of Paparazzi Productions DVD will be hosted by Kevin Nash and Alex Shelley. No release date has been set yet for this release. has several new official TNA t-shirts in stock including new designs for Sting, Samoa Joe, Christian Cage, Kurt Angle and more. now has series 6 of TNA's action figure line by Marvel in stock.

The estimated crowd on Friday night in Louisville, KY at the Louisville Gardens was 1,700 with comps.

The talk on Friday in Louisville is that TNA would be returning in the late summer or fall with a PPV.

The Best of Abyss DVD will be released on 7/31 and will feature the following:

- The first appearance of Abyss in TNA Wrestling in 2003
- Abyss and AJ Styles Tag Title win in 2004
- The Monster’s Ball Match (Abyss vs. Raven vs. Monty Brown) from Victory Road 2004
- Falls Count Anywhere Match (Abyss vs. Jeff Hardy) from Destination X 2005
- Dog Collar Match (Abyss vs. Raven) from No Surrender 2005
- Monster’s Ball 2 Match (Abyss vs. Raven vs. Sabu vs. Jeff Hardy) from Bound For Glory 2005
- The Barbed Wire Massacre (Abyss vs. Sabu) from Turning Point 2005
- Falls Count Anywhere (Abyss vs. Rhino) from Against All Odds 2006
- World Title Match (Abyss vs. Christian Cage) from Lockdown 2006
- 10,000 Thumbtacks Match (Abyss vs. Runt) from August 2006 “iMPACT!”
- Monster’s Ball 3 Match (Abyss vs. Samoa Joe vs. Raven vs. Runt) at Bound For Glory 2006
- Fight For The Right Tournament (Abyss vs. AJ Styles) from November 2006 “iMPACT!”
- World Title Match (Abyss vs. Sting) from November 2006 Genesis
- Plus, a comprehensive look at the war involving Abyss, Sting and Christian Cage that led to his past being revealed.