Prior to signing Kurt Angle, TNA considered names like Bill Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Brock Lesnar as the major announcement.

Dana White of UFC was confident he would sign Angle before the former WWE champion signed with TNA, and in fact, was working on booking Angle vs. Daniel Puder.

There was also talk of Angle coaching next season on “Ultimate Fighter,” building to a PPV match but that is now off.

Paul Burchill recently returned to the ring for Ohio Valley Wrestling. He’s done away with the pirate gimmick, he’s now just being himself.

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