Backstage News On Bobby Roode, Update On King Mo Lawal Starting With TNA

- As noted yesterday, MMA star and TNA talent King Mo Lawal told that is about two months away from going to TNA's developmental program at OVW in Louisville, Kentucky. Lawal said his knee should be 95% to 100% by then.


Lawal also talked about an upcoming training session with WWE announcer Booker T and mentioned how he would like for UFC star Rampage Jackson to come be his tag team partner in TNA.

- There continues to be a lot of praise within TNA for World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode.

One person noted that while Austin Aries is a polarizing figure in the company – loved by those in charge, liked personally by a lot of the talents but also disliked by many and also a person that some people don't like having matches with for various reasons – Roode is the opposite in that all of the wrestlers not only like him personally but they love working with him in the ring. The TNA writing team is also high on Roode, particularly head writer Bruce Prichard.