According to Prowrestling.net, TNA officials and Tommy Dreamer have reached out to other old/former/original/whatever ECW talent for possible inclusion in the oh-so-extreme invasion angle leading up to TNA Hard Justice. In a move that has stunned Jeremy (a stunning that in turn stunned Dusty on the PWTorch.com VIP Forum), Rob Van Dam will defend his TNA World (*cough*) Title against Jerry Lynn. RVD is being portrayed as a non-TNA extremist, whereas Jerry Lynn is a Ring of Honor regular who hasn’t wrestled for TNA in three years. Some invasion, huh? Also:
–Johnny Swinger is expected to appear on the show, presumably in a tag match with longtime partner Simon Diamond (a/k/a Pat Kenney), who works as an agent for TNA.
So the fuck what? Yeah, Simon has a problem: a hanger-on named Johnny Swinger. Maybe they’ll wrestle Chilly Willy and Bilvis Wesley.
–Justin Credible‘s name came up internally, but we have not confirmed that he will appear on the show.
Oh, he’ll be there… backstage, grating parmesan on Tommy Dreamer’s never-ending pasta bowl.
The word amongst former ECW wrestlers is that TNA officials reached out to Roadkill, but the story goes that he turned them down.
Good for him. I would literally rather fuck chickens than be at this show.
The rumored pay for the non-contracted wrestlers is said to range of $500 and $1,000 for in-ring performers.
Balls Mahoney better start picking up his phone, then; false teeth can cost upwards of $2,500 per arch! -Eric