Robert Roode/TNA Update, Karen Angle Returning?, New Team, More

– Robert Roode has agreed to new terms with TNA. No contract has been sign but they have verbally agreed. As previously reported WWE had interest in Roode and wanted to sign him if no new deal was signed.

– Last night’s TNA Impact received a 1.22 rating, which is up from the 1.1 it drew last week. Kurt Angle and Sting vs. Team 3D angle drew a 1.21 rating, TNA Knockouts gauntlet match drew 1.33 rating, Lethal Consequences vs. Motor City Machine Guns drop to 1.19, and the tag team title match drew 1.14 rating.

– As Jeremy Borash announced on last night’s Impact, a mobile text update was sent to subscribers talking about a new tag team from Japan coming to TNA. The update said the New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion would be sending one of their tag teams to TNA shortly with the “TNA contract” up for grabs at an event this Sunday. New Japan Wrestling’s holding an event this Sunday featuring a match pitting Yujiro & Tetsuya Naito vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Jado & Gedo vs. Milano Collection AT & Taichi Ishikari. The winner of the match will be working some TNA dates. A few other TNA wrestlers are scheduled to appear the event including IWGP Tag Team Champions Team 3D, Kurt Angle and TNA Tag Team Champions Beer Money, Inc.

– For anyone wondering, news from a few weeks ago of a female investing in TNA is indeed a storyline. Karen Angle’s name has been thrown out on TV lately, but she appears to be a red herring.

– People behind the CW television series Smallville have been thinking about casting Matt Morgan in an upcoming villain role. The TNA wrestler’s name has come up in discussions.