As we've been reporting, TNA started drug testing their wrestlers at this week's iMPACT! tapings. Wrestlers were told that they will be fined $200 if they test positive for marijuana. There is still no word what the punishment will be for performance enhancing drugs or how often they will be tested.
It was reported last week that Germán Figueroa, better known as former TNA wrestler Apolo, missed a court date in Puerto Rico and is now serving a 30 day sentence. Figueroa, who recently signed with WWE, is in jail for a month after missing a court hearing in Puerto Rico regarding his domestic abuse case with wife Habana. Both sides had agreed to dismiss the case. The only thing Apolo had to do was show up to court. However, Apolo missed a few court dates and his latest no-show set the judge off. He ordered him imprisoned until the next court date on February 25th. Apolo was scheduled to start in WWE's developmental league Florida Championship Wrestling at around this time.
TNA's Turning Point DVD goes on sale next Tuesday, February 5. For more information on the DVD release, visit TNAWrestling.com.
Mark sent this in: TNA PPV ticket sales still remain slow. Against All Odd's is less then 2 weeks away, yet you can still purchase second row ringside seats, in addition TNA's March PPV, Destination X which is to feature a Samoa Joe World Title match went on sale last week, yet still have front row ringside seats available. Both these markets are proven wrestling territories, especially in the WCW days, but with TNA going in with ringside seats at $150 a shot, they may be out pricing themselves. Feedback from there recent house shows have been great, but they may want to re-evaluate their pricing to increase attendance and grow there brand in the long-term.
The AVN (Adult Video News) Media Network is reporting that TNA Knockout Shelly "Salinas" Martinez (Ariel in ECW), will be appearing in a porn flick that will be released on 2/11. It's called The Notorious Jewel De'Nyle & Shelly Martinez, starring both ladies.
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