— As reported earlier, Johnny Devine was granted his release from TNA this week after requesting it a few weeks ago. The reason given is that he realized he wasn’t make much progress in the company and finally decided to part ways. Internally, there was actually discussion of dropping him from the roster a few months ago.
— Regarding Karen Angle’s departure from TNA, tension between her & Kurt Angle had grown since she filed for divorce a few weeks ago. Initially, they were said to be on amicable terms, but that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore. It is believed that the company cut her loose, feeling she didn’t mean as much to the company as Karen thought she did. According to one source, Kurt Angle wasn’t consulted beforehand about the move.
— On WWE 24/7, they’re airing the October 6, 1997 edition of WCW Monday Nitro, which took place at the Target Center in Minneapolis on that night. If you look closely, you can see Jeremy Borash in the front row of the crowd. At time time, Borash was hosting a wrestling radio show in Minneapolis.
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