— TNA Champion Bobby Roode received a huge endorsement from The Rock this week. Rock put him over big time by writing the following on Twitter:
“@REALBobbyRoode I dig your work. Keep movin’ the crowd and kicking that ass. (tell Bubba his calves still aren’t as big as mine)”
— The first episode of Ring Ka King on 1/28 did a 2.2 cable rating, with a 2.9 rating for the overrun. The Colors Network in India was said to be thrilled with the rating. The replay of the show, which aired at 11PM on 1/29, did a 1.1 rating.
— “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero has vowed to bring “change” to TNA Wrestling.
He wrote on Facebook, “Pope’s tried for 3yrs to be the “Obama” of TNA, to be new and unique, cause CHANGE is needed, and CHANGE will come, one way or another!”
Dinero’s status with the organization is currently in limbo as he has not appeared on television since the culmination of his several month feud with Devon at last month’s Genesis pay-per-view. Devon’s sons turned on Dinero to assist their father to victory.
— Matt Hardy’s court cases from his various arrests last summer have been continued to March 1, according to court records.
Hardy was scheduled for court in Moore County, North Carolina last on charges including driving while impaired & exceeding safe speed, felony possession with intent to distribute, felony possession, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for drugs, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor violation of court order.