Mike Bennett and Maria To TNA? Lockdown Taping In UK, Angle On Bischoff and Hogan

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ROH Couple Coming To TNA?

ROH couple Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis are now done with the company, and it’s believed they are headed to TNA. There was at one stage interest from WWE in bringing Maria back, but she claimed the Bella Twins nixed it.

TNA Announces Lockdown For Wembley Show

TNA have announced that their January 30th Impact taping from London will be a special “Lockdown” event.

Dixie Carter said:

“We wanted to do something very special for the UK fans on this year’s MAXIMUM IMPACT Tour – and what could be more special than bringing Lockdown to the UK for the first time ever!

“With matches taking place inside a steel cage, fans are guaranteed some amazing matches and breathtaking action. For eight years now, whenever I meet a fan from the UK, or speak to them on social media, they always ask for Lockdown at Wembley – and I’m so excited we can now fulfil that dream.

“Plus, with Monster’s Ball in Manchester and King of the Mountain rounding things off in Birmingham, this is a Tour that no TNA fan in Britain will want to miss.”

Angle On TNA’s Downfall

In a recent interview with WrestleTalkTV Kurt Angle discussed how some of Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan’s ideas were a financial strain on TNA:

“I love Hogan, I love Bischoff. Never had problems with either of them. Terry, we’ve always been close. I believe they did good for the company, TNA. I believe it was very expensive. They probably came up with the idea of TNA traveling town to town every week. It’s a great idea, but where are you going to get the money? I think it really put the company in a position where it almost went under again. I know it went under at the very beginning, but it looked like it was about to go under again. TNA is a great company, but it’s not a WWE. We don’t have the extra funds to take chances, to waste a few million today and tomorrow will be fine. Every penny counts. Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan were very good for our company,” Angle said. “Did they spend a lot of money? Yes. I’m sure it cost a lot of money to get them in there, and I’m sure they had ideas that cost us a lot of money. It was a good thing and somewhat of a bad thing, but I love the guys.”