TNA’s Contest with ODB Rigged?, Petey Williams Update

– Last night’s edition of iMPACT ran a promo promoting the “One Night With ODB” contest in which one lucky fan will have the opportunity to spend a night with the TNA Knockout. The promo featured submitted clips of some of the contest entries. In one of the clips, there is a guy with a huge mullet sucking down a can of beer — this person is a plant as it is indy wrestler Cody Deaner. TNA signed Deaner to a contract last spring, but he has been sitting on the sidelines ever since. It would appear that TNA will finally introduce him through this “contest.” The winner will be officially announced at next month’s Generation X pay-per-view. The contest doesn’t feature any official rules, so TNA can get away with rigging it.

– On last night’s edition of TNA iMPACT, Petey Williams was pinned in a bout against TNA World Tag Team Champions Beer Money, Inc. As a result of the match stipulations, Williams is no longer a member of the TNA roster. TNA released a statement acknowledging his departure from the company (his bio was also pulled from the roster section). According to the statement, Beer Money, Inc. has plans to continue the “Off The Wagon” challenge, so expect to see more talent depart from TNA in the coming weeks.