-- Traci Brooks has left the company. Brooks reportedly is just moving onto something else as opposed to quitting or being fired. She left on good terms with the company. A return is possible down the line, but not anytime soon.
-- As noted earlier here on the site, X-Division wrestler Tony Nese requested and was granted a release from TNA Wrestling. Nese posted the following to his Twitter about leaving the company: I have recently been approached with an opportunity to step in the ring with The Great Muta, a wrestling legend, and one of All Japan Pro Wrestling's top wrestlers Kai. This is an opportunity that I feel with help me further my goals and career. This event will be provided via IPPV and unfortunately my TNA contract did not allow me to perform on such events. I requested that an exception would be granted given my lack of appearances but was denied. My next action was to request a release as I think it will be in my best interest. I would like to thank TNA Wrestling for helping me achieve one of my goals as it is very few in this business that are able to say they have. I would also like to thank all the people that support me as this is just a small chapter coming to an end in my career and I have many more exciting opportunities in my future to come.
-- Bruce Prichard and Al Snow attended last night's Ohio OVW TV Taping to evaluate talent. King Mo will head there to train as soon as he's physically cleared to.
-- Velvet Sky is the star of the Montgomery Gentry music video filmed this week in the Impact Zone.
-- The company has announced the following Gut Check tryout dates:
Saturday, June 16, 2012 - Houston, TX
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Central
Bayou Music Center
520 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002
DEADLINE: Monday, June 4, 2012 12 p.m. Central
Saturday, June 23, 2012 - Oshawa, ON
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Eastern
General Motors Centre
99 Athol St. East
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1J8
DEADLINE: Monday, June 11, 2012 1 p.m. Eastern