As noted earlier this morning, expect to see some more women receive regular roles in TNA. It looks like they have something for former WWE Diva Shelly "Ariel" Martinez already as she may have appeared on Impact last night. During a tag team match last night, Roxxi Laveaux came in the ring to distract Homicide by spitting a mist into his face. Moments later a small person affiliated with LAX wearing padding from the excessive clothing, sunglasses and so forth, evened up the odds by giving a weapon to Hernandez to pick up the win. Apparently that was Shelly Martinez under all that clothing.
Indy women's wrestler Rain, who is a regular in the SHIMMER promotion, appears to be teasing an on screen relationship with Robert Roode. She is the planted fan that keeps holding pro-Roode signs during his matches.
The main event for TNA Genesis will be Sting and a mystery partner vs. TNA Champion Kurt Angle and Kevin Nash. They're teasing the mystery partner as someone who has held a World title in every company he's ever worked for. Also, the World Title is on the line in this match. TNA Genesis takes place in a little over two weeks on 11/11.
Kurt Angle's wife Karen has been seen on TNA television for the past several months in a very prominent role. TNA President Dixie Carter is very impressed with Karen's abilities in front of the camera and has been pushing the booking team to continue feature her. There has been talk of bringing in an acting coach to help Karen develop her character. TNA has now officially classified Karen as one of their "Knockouts" and intends to portray her similarly to how WWE portrayed Sable years ago. Earlier this week, Karen Angle took part in her first Knockouts photo shoot with TNA photographer Lee South. TNA has posted the first picture from the shoot and said to check back later in the week for the whole shoot.