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By Mike Johnson on 2012-04-26 09:47:33
TNA President Dixie Carter was interviewed by The Miami Herald about the company's new TV deal with SpikeTV, noting that it was a "quick negotiation" but that there was a plan B in the event they didn't come to terms, noting there were other networks that were possibilities. She also discussed Ring Ka King, saying that it could end up as a the template for doing similar shows in different international markets. That was absolutely the hope when they launched it. You can read the interview at this link.

TNA returns to the Northwest this weekend, starting tonight in in Kennewick, Washington, tomorrow in Kent, Washington and Saturday 4/28 in Wenatchee, WA featuring the following lineup:

TNA champion Bobby Roode vs. Rob Van Dam
*Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Hardy
*TNA X-Division champ Austin Aries vs. Zema Ion
*Motor City Machineguns vs. Christopher Daniels & Kazarian
*TNA Knockouts champion Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky
*Matt Morgan vs. Gunner.

So, how's that time off working for Kurt Angle?

Tara was interviewed about TNA heading to her hometown of Ontario, CA at this link.

James sent the following....Kurt Angle is mentioned in the latest issue of SI along with Rulon Gardner in the Inside Olympics section on page 34 for being former gold medalists who fell short of making a return to the Olympics.

Nick sent the following report from Hulk Hogan's 4/25 appearance in Forked River, NJ. ... The Hulk Hogan meet and greet was a lot of fun. The place was packed with hundreds of fans with a line outside the venue as well(Jose Canseco had 40 fans this Monday at the venue). For 200 dollars I was able to take a great 8/10 picture with Hulk and get a signed item. He was personable and it was overall a good experience. I'm very happy I went!

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