Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— While nothing has been official been said by either party, the belief is that Awesome Kong has been talked into staying with TNA. Kong requested her release from the organization following a backstage altercation with Bubba the Love Sponge a few weeks ago. Though it should be noted that she was reportedly upset with her pay as well.

— Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne of “The Beautiful People” recently took part in a photo shoot for FHM in the U.K., which is their equivalent of Maxim. This should be high profile exposure for TNA since it’s the No. 2 selling men’s magazine in the country.

— As a reminder, this month’s edition of TNA Epics airs tomorrow evening directly following iMPACT!. Sting will be the show’s focus.

— Today is reigning TNA Women’s Knockout Champion Tara’s birthday. The five-time champion turns 39 years old. As noted several days ago here on the website, Tara had a n*pple slip on iMPACT! last week. The slip aired uncensored in the UK.