– Former TNA Knockout Angelina Love was reportedly backstage at one of the iMPACT tapings in Orlando last week, which is quite startling given her ongoing visa issues. It’s been indicated that she’s living in the area despite the fact that she was let go by the company because her work visa had expired. The buzz in the locker room at last week’s television tapings was that Love would not be returning to the company because officials had determined it would cost them too much money to work out the problem.
On another note, the backstage opinion of Love is not high among those in the TNA locker room. The ex-Knockout was not popular among most in the locker room and the term “karma” has been brought up by more than one person regarding her ongoing problems.
– In case you haven’t noticed, there is something of a youth movement going on in TNA. Company president Dixie Carter is very high on pushing the younger talent and has made it clear that anyone who objects won’t last long.
Carter has identified AJ Styles, Matt Morgan and Hernandez as the three men in line for big pushes in the organization. Bobby Lashley had been on that list, but company officials have cooled on investing heavily in him as a result of his other career in MMA. While he’ll be featured prominently when his schedule allows him to work, Carter has determined that she can’t build her company around a wrestler who won’t be there on a full-time basis. Hence, Lashley is no longer mentioned as one of the stars Carter is banking on to lead TNA in the future and his stock in the company is down.