Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
? TNAWrestlingNews.com is reporting that there was a massive edit for last week’s TNA iMPACT! as Lacey Von Erich fell flat on her face when she ran to the ring to do a run-in during the Knockouts elimination match. The issues with Von Erich don’t end there as she suffered a minor hamstring injury while training at the Impact Zone and made it known all night that she was in pain. She then reportedly told a male trainer to go and get her an ice pack and the guy ended up walking in to see a half-dressed Awesome Kong who was obviously not happy. We’re told Kong grabbed Von Erich and took her to the trainers room where she proceeded to cut a promo on her in front of Kurt Angle. When Von Erich went to TNA management to complain, they ended up siding with Kong.
? Don West returned as a on-air character during last week’s edition of iMPACT! under the form of a “cheerleader-like” persona for Amazing Red. His gimmick is that he’s going to be a “promoter,” with the X Division Champion as his prot?g?. The persona is said to be an updated version of the colorful babyface manager, patterned after Col. Tom Parker of Elvis Presley fame. Also note, former WCW manager Col. Robert Parker was based on him.
? Ed Ferrara was officially added to TNA’s creative team two weeks ago. Earlier reports were that he was brought in as more of a producer/consultant for the team, but that no longer appears to be the case. TNA’s creative team now consists of Vince Russo, Ed Ferrara and Matt Conway, while Mike Tenay, Jeremy Borash and other talent help contribute ideas.