— Former TNA personality Jonny Fairplay, who may be re-joining the company, is said to have major heat with the locker room, reports prowrestling.NET. Few people were happy to see him backstage at last Monday’s Impact taping.
The heat stems from his previous run with the company, which took place during 2004 and 2005. A number of people backstage weren’t pleased with how he buried TNA during media appearances, bragged about the amount of money he was being paid for doing little, not to mention that he generally rubbed people the wrong way with his cocky demeanor.
There is some concern among people in the locker room that TNA is going to pay Fairplay and get little in return. A number of undercard wrestlers are frustrated with their pay at the moment and are not up for the idea of the company giving Fairplay another big money contract. Meanwhile, TNA president Dixie Carter is interested in Fairplay’s services because she believes that he can help garner some mainstream publicity for the company. As reported earlier, Fairplay has not signed a contract with TNA, but is expected to appear at the next week’s set of Impact tapings.
Also, there was some eye-rolling among some of the wrestlers backstage because he was hanging out in the “green room” — a room generally reserved for the top stars of the company such as Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash and Booker T.
— TNA Knockout Shelly “Salinas” Martinez is auctioning off some autographed Ariel ECW (Series 2) Jakks Pacific action figures on eBay at this link.
— TNA Knockout So Cal Val will be appearing on an episode of the “Girls of Stare” show on the MOJO HD channel on Monday, February 25 at 4:30 a.m. Another episode featuring Val runs on Sunday, March 9 at 4:00 a.m. and Monday, March 10 at 4:30 a.m. The show is basically behind-the-scenes footage of models taking part in bikini and lingerie photoshoots.
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