– As noted before, TNA is advertising a “first time ever on pay-per-view” match between Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy for their No Surrender pay-per-view in September. Kyle sent word that Angle and Hardy’s first meeting was on the June 18th, 2001 episode of WWF RAW from Tampa in a King of the Ring tournament match. Angle defeated the then Light Heavyweight Champion Hardy with his Ankle Lock.
– TNA wanted to do a Ric Flair vs. Shane Douglas match for the Hardcore Justice pay-per-view to play off a beef the two had years ago. Flair reportedly didn’t want to do the match. Douglas recently told Fanhouse writer Brian Fritz that he turned down TNA’s offer for the pay-per-view.