Kenny Dykstra, Elijah Burke, Lena Yada out like yesterday’s garbage

Mother fucker.

"Mother fucker."

There have been so many releases in the last few days that I can start citing WWE.com as the official news source…

World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of Smackdown Superstar Kenny Dykstra and ECW‘s Elijah Burke and Lena Yada as of Nov. 10, 2008. WWE wishes them the best in all future endeavors.

*Price is Right trombone music* The least surprising of these cuts is Lena “Who Cares” Yada — as Jeremy just said to me, WWE must be on a one-Asian-diva quota or something — so let’s move on. Kenny Dykstra had potential up the wang-yang, and at 22 or 23 had plenty of time to realize that potential. Pardon me, has plenty of time. It’s not his fault they saddled him with a stupid last name, and then failed to come up with anything for an agile youngster with a modicum of charisma. Elijah Burke, on the other hand, has tons of charisma, a great look, is a good athlete, showed during his New Blood vs. ECW Originals feud that he can talk, and could have been a good midcard player for a long time. Seriously, just a little bit of thought would have gone a long way for both of these young men. Maybe they can both conjure something up in TNA or ROH. I see no reason why not. -Eric

The Art of Wrestling – Big Bad Booty Redux

So I took a look at one of Scott Steiner’s t-shirts this past Thursday before iMPACT! aired.  After watching iMPACT!, I realized that Steiner wore a brand new t-shirt during his match.  The problem with this shirt is that TNA is not selling it yet.  Check here and here.  This lack of attention to marketing is another reason why TNA is lagging behind the WWE in the wrestling industry.  As I previously mentioned, Steve Austin came back for a spot as a special guest referee with a new t-shirt and on  WWEshopzone later that week, it became the highest selling t-shirt.  TNA should have made the new shirt available to the public to help increase their sales.  It should be even more important to TNA to market this new shirt since they will continue to use Steiner on TV and pay per views unlike the one and done nature of Austin’s appearance.  What a bunch of dopes. – Kevin

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