Speaking of flushing, Sting is backstage at tonight’s TNA tapings

"Hey pal, at least give 'em a spoiler alert!"

Oh, spoiler: Sting is backstage at tonight’s TNA tapings and, according to PWTorch.com, will probably be Jeff Hardy’s mystery opponent, sure to wow the crowd into a haze of disbelief and unceremonious chaos. Whatever. Trotting out T-shirt-wearing Sting again is like punching someone in the balls and then saying you “surprised” them by punching them in the balls two minutes later. You know on TV shows when they rehash that tired-ass joke about the dad getting a tie every year from his kids on Father’s Day? Sometimes it’s an ugly tie. Sometimes it’s a light-up singing tie. Sometimes it’s even a tie he already had in his closet. I also just summarized Sting. He would have worked in WWE against Undertaker. In TNA against Jeff Hardy, it’s like the blind leading the high. -Eric

Angelina from “Jersey Shore” signs with TNA, more money flushed

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According to Prowrestling.net, TNA has signed Angelina from “Jersey Shore” to at least wrestle a tag team match with Cookie (played by Becky Bayless, who Colt Cabana tried to get to touch her elbows behind her back on an ROH “Good Times Great Memories” segment; you’re a smart man, Colt). I watch “Jersey Shore.” I don’t give a flying fuck about Angelina as a person or a character on that show. The only woman from that cast who could make a dent in the interest level of a wrestling company is the hilarious, cute-as-a-button Snooki, and she’d have to be in a pillow fight at WrestleMania against my ball-sack for that to happen. The guys on that show wouldn’t mean squat to pro wrestling, even after the Situation’s stint on the popular “Dancing With the Stars.” That meathead Ronnie would be destroyed and eliminated by most of those wiry Ring of Honor guys or even old men like Harley Race or Baron Von Raschke. And one week later, no wrestling fan would care.

What am I trying to say? TNA continues to flush money down the toilet, chasing after mainstream acknowledgements with wads of cash while shitting on their roster of young (are they still young six years later?), hungry (mostly because Matt Hardy already cleared the buffet table), proud (obviously, look at Samoa Joe’s adonis-like physique these days) pro wrestlers. They can’t pay Awesome Kong $300 a show, but they can make it rain for a slut from “Jersey Shore” who will generate zero ratings points, zero PPV buys and three mentions on TMZ? Someone should slap Dixie Carter (I didn’t say “spank her,” Russo). -Eric

Will this Dogg be Tough Enough?

Raquel Welch on a Cross. I'll see enough of Matt Cross on Tough Enough, probably.

I didn’t see it on Twitter myself (Prowrestling.Net did), but Val Venis (AKA Sean Morley) has broke the news that “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross has made it onto Tough Enough. Dot Net wasn’t able to confirm it. I can’t either but my sources told me that he was not at the recording of Pressure Rising for Pro Wrestling Ohio this past weekend in Streetsboro, OH because of contractual obligations. So I figured I’d pile on the speculation. As my review from this past weekend notes, I think Cross has the in ring ability but his mic work will be tested in WWE waters. I wish him the best of luck as I’ve enjoyed his work these past three years in PWO. – Kevin

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