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By Mike Johnson on 2013-02-12 16:35:05
Hulk Hogan will be making his first Stateside TNA house show appearances at the Wrestlemania weekend events in the Northeast. On Friday 4/5, TNA will return to Westbury, NY at the NYCB Theater. They will also be running Saturday 4/6, although that venue and location has not yet been officially announced.

Bully Ray wrote on Twitter that he may have partially torn a quadriceps muscle on the last European TV taping. I haven't heard whether that is legitimate or a storyline deal.

Kurt Angle is doing a ton of media today due to the Olympics dropping wrestling story. He is not a happy camper, so I'd expect his Twitter account to explode sometime in the next 24 hours. I can't blame him. How they can drop what is pretty much THE purest form of competition and keep some of the other events is beyond me. I am not knocking any of the other sports but hey, wrestling goes back to the earliest recorded history of mankind, not badminton. For the Olympic games, which is supposed to continue the tradition of sporting events through the generations, to eliminate wrestling, wreaks of politics and stupidity to me. The elimination pretty much puts a smart bomb into the heart of amateur wrestling competition and I don't need to tell you how much pro wrestling has needed those athletes to help find and groom the next generation of talents.

TNA has a triple shot this week in West Virginia. On Friday 2/15, they are in Huntington, WV at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. On Saturday 2/16, they are in Beckley, WV at the at the Beckley Convention Center. On Sunday 2/17, they are in Morgantown, WV at the at the Morgantown Event Center. All three events will feature a steel cage match and the following bouts:

*TNA champ Jeff Hardy vs. Austin Aries
*Bully Ray vs. TNA TV champ Devon
*James Storm vs. TNA Tag Team champion Bobby Roode
*Matt Morgan & Joey Ryan vs. Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez
*TNA Knockouts champion Tara vs. Velvet Sky

No update on the return of the Gutcheck online voting yet.

TNA is now selling Aces & Eights merchandise as well as a very cool Sting UK shirt featuring the Union Jack on his face instead of his traditional black and white makeup as well as new shirts for a ton of personalities in the company at

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