|By Raj Giri||March 10, 2013 | Comments|
- The lawsuit between TNA and former Knockout Daffney was settled as a mediation session last Friday. Daffney had sued the company last year after sustaining several injuries while working for the organization in 2009 and 2010. Daffney wrote on her Twitter, "I'd like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the love and support over the past two years. I appreciate so much that you recognize the HUGE injustice that is being done to Professional Wrestlers throughout the industry. I hope my case has opened up a few blind eyes and maybe now we, the wrestlers who put our bodies on the line every time we step in the ring, are one step closer to being provided with medical coverage and all the benefits that go along with being a true employee and not an independent contractor."
- During Magnus' guest column in Issue 90 of Fighting Spirit Magazine, he discussed the U.K. being the hottest market for pro wrestling today.
"The fact is that the UK market is the hottest market for pro wrestling right now," Magnus wrote. "Your support has made the media take notice, and made the possibilities increase for all of us. There were more celebrities and important media people at the (TNA) tapings in London and Manchester than ever before, and the best part about that is the fact that they witnessed us at our best, and you, the fans, at your absolute best; you were loud, you were red-hot from start to finish, and it's going to mean a lot going forward.
"I guess what I'm doing is not only thanking you for doing that, but also asking you not to become spoilt; please, don't become expectant and entitled, like many fans in the U.S. The main things the guys and girls in the locker-room comment on when we do the UK tour are the politeness and gratitude of the fans here. It's quid pro quo; keep being who you are, and we will keep rewarding you with our A-game. Deal?"
The full article is available in Issue 90 of Fighting Spirit Magazine, on sale now from WH Smiths in the UK, Easons in Ireland and online at this link. Issue 90 also features an extensive look at TNA's 2013 UK tour.
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