-- Matt Hardy stated in a recent interview with Fanhouse.com that World Wrestling Entertainment released him from his contract two weeks before it was officially announced on WWE.com on Oct. 15. Providing he's telling the truth (and who knows as we're dealing with Matt Hardy who's been caught in numerous lies in the past), his ninety-day no-compete clause would have began during the first week of October and thus would be technically free to appear at Sunday's TNA Genesis pay-per-view. However, one TNA source said there has been no indication that Hardy will be Immortal's handpicked opponent against Rob Van Dam at the event.
-- The following was sent out today… JAPW Promotions is pleased to present: Invasion Tour 2011 Attack on The East Coast The biggest wrestling promotion in Japan is coming to the United States. New Japan Pro Wrestling will present 3 events here beginning Friday May 13, 2011. May 13, 2011 Rahway Recreation Center, Rahway NJ 8:00 pm Bell. Meet and Greet with the wrestlers at 5:30 pm (Special ticket required) Doors open to all other ticket holders at 7:00pm. May 14, 2011 The New Basketball City Pier 36 and South Street, NYC. 8:00 Bell. Meet and Greet with the wrestlers at 5:30 pm (Special ticket required) Doors open to all other ticket holders at 7:00 pm. May 15, 2011 The Arena Philadelphia, PA. 5:00 Bell Meet and Greet with the wrestlers at 2:30pm. (Special ticket required) Doors open to all other ticket holders at 4:00 pm. From New Japan you will see Jado and Gedo, Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask, Tanahashi, Nakamua, Taguchi, Okada, Giant Bernard, Karl Machine Guns Anderson, Prince Devitt and Kenny Omega plus others to be announced. From JAPW you will see Low Ki and Homicide, plus others to be announced. Every night fans will have the opportunity to see all different matches. Tickets for this historic event will go on sale at 9:00 pm Today January 6th. for the New Jersey and Philadelphia shows. Tickets for the New York event will be on sale shortly. JAPW Promotions will also announce this weekend a very special clinic for wrestlers on Friday May 13th. This clinic will be conducted by the wrestlers of New Japan and will be attended by their top management and bookers. Also watch for special appearances by New Japan talent in conjunction with JAPW Promotions as we get closer to this historic event. If you require any event info please e-mail us at NJPWevent@aol.com. The link for tickets is japw.net/njpw.
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