WZ.com Exclusive, TNA News, Suicide, Kip James, Konnan Lawsuit

Bill Behrens

Suicide will be appearing on several sets of TNA House Shows in the near future, including the 3/26-28 in Sioux Falls, SD, Rochester, MN & Spencer, IA.   These are the 1st house shows for the character since introduced on TNA TV.  Suicide is the current TNA X Division Champion.

Former TNA X Division & Tag Champion, Christopher Daniels is currently in Korea for a 3/21 show.

Spoke to Kip James who is still with TNA under contract but is not currently on TV nor PPV until creative has a new idea for him.  Kip had been with THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, but it appears that either creative, management or both did not want him to continue in that role.  I had noticed that while the crowd always responded to Kip’s part of the Beautiful People’s ring introduction, the cameras rarely, if ever,shot it, and Kip was in the role of taking bumps for the girl babyfaces.   I recall his bump for Christy Hemme going into the finish of the Velvet Sky vs Hemme PPV match as one of the best bumps of the night, and in the match itself.  Kip is well respected by the wrestlers and no one at TNA makes babyfaces look better in their comebacks, and Kip feeds and bumps with the best, which is remarkable for a guy his size.  Hope TNA finds something soon for him.

BTW, Jackie Moore seems to be in the same boat and she is literally the strongest worker of all the current Knockouts.   Heck she’s better than many of the guys.  Hopefully creative will find something for her soon too.

TNA is obviously doing some minor cost cutting, but resting talent, and not renewing Sonjay Dutt, Petey Williams, Jimmy Rave & Lance Hoyt does not really save much show to show as most were paid hundreds not thousands per show and weren’t booked all the time anyway.   For example not have Sting on a show would cut thousands off that show’s budget, and likely lots more than the combined total of everybody mentioned and a several more.

Konnan’s lawyers have been sending e-mails over and over to TNA talent trying to get information that might help their case against TNA.  I was approached by one of he lawyers working withb Konnan’s attorney Cary Ickter, who has a history of litigating against Wrestling Companies and is Vice Chairman now of the Georgia Athletic And Entertainment Commission that oversees wrestling in the State, something that appears on the surface to be a conflict of interest.   I do not think what I told the lawyer was very helpful to Konnan’s case.   Quite a few folk have been deposed by lawyers from both sides, including TNA management persons & Konnan himself.

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