TNA Wants iMPACT On The Road, AJ Interview
– Many within TNA believe they need to take iMPACT on the road more often. Company officials were pleased with the recent tapings in Fayetteville, North Carolina and the feeling of just about everyone is that they need to go on the road as frequently as possible, providing it’s cost effective. Many feel the iMPACT Zone fans are overexposed, not to mention that the venue makes the promotion appear minor league on television.
– TNA star AJ Styles was recently interviewed by Alex Marvez of Scripps News. Here are some highlights of what AJ said about:
Fortune Breaking Off From Immortal: “I knew we eventually would have to go there anyway. Fans wanted to see Fortune turn on Immortal. They never wanted to see Fortune be a part of Immortal in the first place. When we teased going against them, it created a big rumble. I think it’s a blessing in disguise that those guys took jobs with WWE. We’re moving forward here with something I hoped that would be done.”
Working With Ric Flair Last Year: “It didn’t fit my personality at all. Ric casts a big shadow. I think I’ve learned more about how to get out of that shadow when I was up against him rather than with him. When you’re with Ric, he’s going to get your attention. I definitely learned some stuff like the way to cut an (interview) and stuff like that. I respect him. Even though he’s 62, he’s still one of the most entertaining guys in pro wrestling.”
Whether “The Torch” Has Been Passed To Him: “I don’t know. The whole thing with Sting and I, the torch was supposedly passed, but here he is back again (as TNA world champion). I don’t know if there is a torch to be passed anymore because so many people change their mind about whether they’re staying or going or retiring. The biggest thing is, I want to be part of something that everybody knows about whether it’s Fortune or TNA, something that’s as big as WWE. I’m not saying I want to go to WWE or anything like that. I want TNA to explode.”