Backstage Genesis News: Booker T/Sharmell Debut

Ryan Clark

That was Johnny Stamboli who returned to TNA during the Abyss/Black Reign match. He’ll be using the name ‘Crimson Red’.

Dixie Carter was in the crowd prior to the show letting the fans hold the TNA title belt.

Jeremy Borash hyped the crowd before the show and plugged the upcoming TNA international tours and some house shows. They all asked the fans who they thought would be the mystery guy tonight.

The Team 3D-X-Division storyline will continue as Brother Ray has ‘taken the title hostage’.

SoCal Val will be the new Elizabeth if you will with the Lethal Macho Man gimmick. That’s how creative looks at it. is reporting that Booker T just made his TNA debut in the main event as Sting’s mystery partner at the Genesis PPV. There were chants of “Thank You Booker”, “Booker T”, “We Want Booker”, “Spin-A-Rooni”, etc etc throughout. They milked his intro forever. Here is their recap of the main event: As assumed, Sting’s mystery partner tonight in the Genesis tag team main event is Booker T. They really built the anticipation for the announcement with some slow music until the familiar “CAN YOU DIG IT, SUCKA?” line hit the speakers. Kurt Angle was able to retain the title but Booker did do the spin-a-rooni to a huge pop. His wife Sharmell also debuted and got into a cat fight with Karen Angle.

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