Bagi peminat gusti, ini mungkin satu kejutan. Tetapi itulah yang dikatakan persaingan. Jika WWE berjaya 'memanggil pulang" Jeff Hardy dari TNA untuk ke WWE semula disamping menghidupkan semula ECW dengan memunculkan Veteran ECW yang sering beraksi di TNA seperti Sabu kalu ini TNA membuat satu kejutan yang terhebat.
Setelah menggabungkan The James Gang (WWE: Billy Gun dan Road Dogg-The Generation X), juga Team 3D (WWE The Dudley Boys), Rhyno, Christian Cage, Sting kini satu kejutan yang besar.
Persaingan dan kejutan ini pasti menghangatkan lagi dunia gusti....
"Our ring is six sided but there is only one Angle"
Nashville, TN, September 24, 2006 – Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling announced today that Olympic gold medalist and pro wrestling megastar Kurt Angle has signed exclusively with the company. It was also announced that TNA iMPACT! will move to 9:00 PM ET/PT Thursdays on Spike TV starting November 16.
“This has been a huge week in our company’s history,” said Dixie Carter, president of TNA Entertainment, LLC. “The signing of Kurt Angle and the move of iMPACT! to 9 PM are both significant benchmarks in the growth of TNA. The history of pro wrestling is marked with events that change the landscape of the industry and I believe that this week will be viewed in that context.”
Angle, a 2-time NCAA Division I champion and a 3-time NCAA Division I All-American, capped off his illustrious amateur career by winning a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Olympics, competing with two cracked vertebrae, two herniated disks and four pulled muscles.
On November 14, 1999, Angle made his on-screen debut with the World Wrestling Federation. Since then, this 5-time WWE World Champion has held every major championship belt in WWF/E. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2003.“Kurt is considered the greatest wrestler in professional wrestling,” added Carter.
“His in-ring ability is matched only by his leadership and attitude. We are thrilled Kurt is joining the TNA family and we look forward to a long, successful relationship.”“Being with TNA feels like I found my home,” Kurt Angle commented. “TNA will be the most watched show on cable TV – it’s just a matter of time. Thank you TNA for saving my career, my life and my desire to do what I love.”