— Happy Birthday to Kurt Angle today, who turns forty-four (44). Angle is competing at Final Resolution tonight as part of the eight-man tag match against Aces and 8s.
— New TNA announcer Todd Kenely recently spoke with Monday Night Mayhem about getting his job with the company and more. Check out the highlights:
On his experience to thus far with the company: “It’s been great. It has definitely been nothing short of a wild ride. It’s been great. This is something I expected to happen and saw coming from talks. I really think it was Eric Bischoff that opened the door for this.”
On what he has learned from working with Mike Tenay and Taz: “I’ve learned a lot from them already, in terms of paying attention to what’s going out there, and when to lay out and let the actions speak for themselves, knowing when to let the Impact Zone crowd or the live audience speak for us. There can be times where the action and expression of the talent can do the talking for us, and I think that is a lesson that I’m quickly learning from them.”
On what he is looking forward to seeing this Sunday at Final Resolution: “The Knockouts division has been reignited lately. I can’t wait to see what happens when the champ (Tara) puts the title on the line (against Mickie James). I’m very interested to see Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan team up for the Tag Team Titles (against Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and Hernandez). This time he has the big man on his side, will that be enough? Christopher Daniels and AJ Styles have such rich history, but this one is just so different. I think this one is so intriguing based on where both of these characters are right now. And of course, the World Heavyweight Title Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Roode. This is another one that can’t help but be good. Out of what is announced so far, from top to bottom, you cannot go wrong.”