Former X Division Champion gone from TNA, Sacrifice, Spike TV schedule

Reported by Adam Martin of

On Monday, August 15, 2005 at 4:53 PM EST

Dave Meltzer of is reporting that Matt Bently (who went by Michael Shane earlier in the company) is no longer with TNA Wrestling. Bently's contract with TNA expired and he reportedly wouldn't accept the new deal that was offered to him. His bio is still being listed in the "ROSTER" section of as of this afternoon.

A highlight video from last night's Sacrifice PPV has been added including comments from viewers who saw the show. To view the video along with a replay schedule for the show, click here. This was definitely a show that any wrestling fan should check out, including loyal WWE fans that have become rather upset with the lackluster PPV events recently.

TNA posted the following today regarding Impact! tapings for Spike TV:


Nashville, TN (August 2005) TNA Wrestling has released its upcoming television taping schedule, including the first episodes of “iMPACT!” to air on SpikeTV.

TNA “iMPACT” will air Saturday nights on SpikeTV starting October 1.

The upcoming TNA Television Taping Schedule is as follows:

Sunday, September 11- “Unbreakable” live and exclusively on Pay-Per-View

Tuesday, September 27 – TNA’s first taping for “iMPACT!” on SpikeTV

Tuesday, October 11 – “iMPACT” on SpikeTV television taping

Sunday, October 23 – “Bound For Glory” live and exclusively on Pay-Per-View

Tuesday, October 25 - “iMPACT” on SpikeTV television taping

Sunday, November 13 – "Genesis" live and exclusively on Pay-Per-View

Tuesday, November 15 – “iMPACT” on SpikeTV television taping

Tuesday, November 29 - “iMPACT” on SpikeTV television taping

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