New on Impact’s big main event, a four part Booker T. interview, and details on Awesome Kong’s injury, below the fold.
TNA has announced that Kurt Angle will take on AJ Styles (with Mick Foley as the special ref). Also on the agenda is an update on Jeff Jarrett’s condition, a TNA Tag Title Number One Contender’s match between Matt Morgan and Abyss and Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed, and more wacky hijinks with the Beautiful People and Not Sarah Palin.
News 14 in North Carolina has a four part interview with Booker T. on its website. Booker covers topics from his shifting accent (including the use of an accent wheel at a TNA house show) to his attempts to help prepare the next generation of wrestlers for life after the business:
“They’re not hiring a lot of out-of-work wrestlers,” Booker said with a smirk. “We got to know how to take care of ourselves. … We are businessman, so I try to teach these guys to make sure we pay our taxes, make sure we have a financial advisor, make sure our accountant isn’t a crooked guy trying to take our money. A lot of times, these guys really don’t realize this.” (Thanks to James Caldwell at the Torch for that quote.)
Mike Johnson at PWI is reporting that Awesome Kong has a back injury. She isn’t expected to miss significant time, but will be skipping the upcoming European tour.