As noted earlier, one of the main reasons Taz was added to the Aces and Eights group is due to TNA feeling the group needed a "stronger mouthpiece" and that they wanted to book a fun surprise for the wedding ceremony angle. Taz will remain on commentary with Mike Tenay and Todd Keneley in a more traditional heel commentator role. The only downside to his involvement with the group is that he reportedly can't get involved physically at all due to his neck problems.
TNA Knockouts Christy Hemme and Miss Tessmacher both suffered a bad case of the flu during the company's overseas tour to the UK. Tessmacher and Hemme ended up missing a few shows causing lineups to be changed and a new ring announcer being required.