Major World X Cupate Update Inside, Angle vs. Styles Angle

Ryan Clark


Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— The TNA X-Cup Tournament is slated to start in June and conclude at Victory Road on 7/13 in Houston. There will be four teams; Team TNA, Team Japan, Team International and Team Mexico. Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley are slated to be at least two of the members of Team TNA. Team Japan is scheduled to include Milano Collection A.T. & Taichi Ishikari from New Japan and Masato Yoshino & Naruki Doi from Dragon Gate. Team Mexico will likely consist of Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero, Volador, Jr., and Averno. Names being discussed for Team International include Tyson Dux, Doug Williams, Alex Kozlov, and former WWE star Shawn Daivari.

— People within TNA were raving about last week’s angle featuring Kurt Angle and AJ Styles. The set up was so strong that the fans thought Angle was going to save Styles, but he turned on him instead. Also, they think that the heat from the Orlando fans was the biggest in a while.

— TNA is interested in Sarah Stock a.k.a. Dark Angel from the CMLL promotion out of Mexico, but it could pose as a political problem should she sign with them. TNA is using some wrestlers from CMLL for the upcoming X-Cup Tournament, and the feeling is that if the company signs talent from them, the owner, Paco Alonso, won’t be too hot on doing business with TNA again in the future. The feeling is Alonso is the king of wrestling in Mexico and he doesn’t have to do business with TNA.

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