“The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero removed from roster page

“The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero has already been removed from the roster page on TNA’s website. As reported yesterday, Dinero announced his deal with TNA has expired and would not be renewing. [Thanks to reader Mark Holdsworth]


TNA bringing “Gut Check” to Fayetteville, North Carolina

The following was issued on Impactwrestling.com.


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Nashville, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2012) – TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is bringing “Gut Check” to Fayetteville Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. “Gut Check” is one of the highest-rated segments during SPIKE TV’s IMPACT WRESTLING. This is your chance to get critique and advice from some of the top veterans in the professional wrestling industry and a chance to be on the IMPACT WRESTLING roster. “Gut Check” will take place at the Crown Coliseum from 2-4 p.m. ET prior to the live event that night.

“Gut Check is a great developmental seminar in which we have found a variety of new up-and-coming talent,” said TNA SVP of Programming & Talent Relations Bruce Prichard. “The future of our company could be discovered in Fayetteville.”

“Gut Check” is a two-hour seminar that will offer aspiring wrestlers, announcers, managers, valets and referees the instruction and advice they can’t receive anywhere else in the industry. TNA Head Agent D-Lo Brown will be hands-on during the course by evaluating potential talent through promos, drills, simulated matches and in-ring work. “Gut Check” has showcased talent such as Crimson, Jesse Sorensen, Alex Silva, Sam Shaw, Christian York, Taeler Hendrix and Joey Ryan.

“I love being able to get hands-on with the young talent and offer thoughts and advice,” said D-Lo Brown. “Gut Check is always exciting, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Fayetteville has to offer.”

To sign up for “Gut Check,” visit TNAGutCheck.com. Space is very limited, and the deadline to apply is Monday, Jan. 28.