MMA star to TNA, Ex-WWE employees seek TNA

Discussion in 'TNA iMPACT! (2011-2015)' started by Crayo, May 10, 2012.

  1. PWMania
  2. Interesting stuff, Crayo.

    Please put Masters and Nese in a tag team! Call them something like Me and Mini-Me and feud them with Big Rob and Bigger Rob.
  3. Dunno who Lawal is, but I hope he's got some talent for wrestling business, at least half of what Brandon Jacobs has.

    Masters and Morrison... Meh. Maybe Masterlock. The roster is already full.
  4. I'm surprised about John, he said he can return to WWE at any time and left on good terms and for health reasons. I'm not sure Vince would want him back if he went to TNA.
  5. Lawal was a collegiate wrestler at Oklahoma State, which has become a big time producer of MMA stars recently. I like him a lot, he was cut by Strikeforce because he called some chick working for the NSAC racist because she asked him if he could read and write English at one of his drug tests.

    This is actually cool news. I watch Bellator, so it will be good to see him fighting somewhere again, and he can get a start on his pro wrestling career which he's always been interested in. Just hope TNA doesn't fuck up his training and MMA career.



    Lawal’s availability stems from a positive drug test following his fight with Lorenz Larkin at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine in January in Las Vegas. He was suspended for nine months after he tested positive for Drostanolone (an anabolic steroid) metabolites, but was only released from his Strikeforce contract following a Twitter outburst over his treatment by Nevada Athletic Commissioner Pat Lundvall.

    Then the wheels began rolling in on the potential deals with Bellator and TNA.

    Lawal will be unable to fight for Bellator until his suspension in Nevada is over in September, but that shouldn’t affect his availability to perform on TNA’s Total Impact as soon as he is prepared to do so, which would likely require a stint training for the action of the professional wrestling ring.

    His signing with both promotions does open the gate to several cross-promotional possibilities. While Bellator is currently on MTV2, in 2013 the promotion will move over to sister network Spike TV, the same network that airs TNA.


    So I guess it's possible that he is just going to be involved with TNA dicking around until his suspension is up.
  6. Wow I didn't expect it to be a sort of "hang out here until I can fight again" deal. Either way it could be great television.
  7. It will be interesting to see what happens. Honestly the LHW division is pretty thin in Bellator, Mo should be champ in no time. Bellator has talent, but it's mostly in the lower weight classes.

    Mo could probably dick around in TNA and still hold the Bellator 205 title for a few years if he wanted
  8. Lol. I wonder how they'll use him then. WHC contender?
  9. Maybe they think they can bring in Rampage eventually? The two have had public beef and have wanted to fight, and Rampage is done with UFC after his next fight. That would be pretty awesome.

    Also just noticed the Masters/Morrison portion of this thread. Masters makes sense because he has been in RKK, and I always sort of assumed he would show up at Impact sooner or later. Morrison I've said from the start that he belongs in the X Division. If what Hogan said is true (which it probably isn't knowing the Hulkster) that he is actively looking for work in TNA and they didn't bring him in ASAP they are fucking dumb. 1.) Aries/Morrison would put the X Division back on the map 2.) Morrison is a big enough name that it would finally make sense for Aries to drop the belt and then move on to the ME after a badass 3 month feud.
  10. Agreed, he's flourish there but I still don't believe it. Morrison left on real good terms and for health reasons right? Unless something happened that wasn't reported. I'd love to see him in TNA because I hate seeing him in WWE for too many reasons. Him vs Aries would create MOTY contender matches.
  11. Please don't go back to WWE, JoMo. TNA is perfect for you.
  12. Hopefully his loud mouthed hoe opening up her mouth about HHH has left he and WWE on bad terms :haha:


    Someone just posted this vid on Sherdog:

    Jackson used to be one of the baddest dudes in MMA, but lately he has lacked focus and motivation + been injured.. I think a fight with King Mo could be what he needs to get refocused because the two have legit beef
  13. Official announcement from TNA reads:

  14. Fuck Dicksie and her announcements already. And I'm not impressed. lolMMA
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  15. lolarmbars

    Beer bottles FTW. #DemBoys
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  16. Fuck you fag
  17. Rampage looks like a killer in that vid. I wish I got into UFC earlier, all I hear now is "X got a win over Rampage" I swear.
  18. Mohammad "King Mo" Lawal? If he's a good wrestler maybe I'll start watching TNA more!
  19. Ask Dolph on his background.

    Some of those MMA fighters with wresting background will be better than most of the professional wrestlers you see on TV lol. It's like a group of Dolph Zigglers.
  20. Why Jomo is most likely looking for work in TNA: Melina opening her whore mouth.