It is a bold move by TNA to turn Hardy heel, but one that had to be made. Jeff Hardy’s act had become stale and putting him at the top of the card as the bad guy will eventually pay off. Is there an alignment with Matt Hardy on the horizon? Word backstage is there will be a Hardy Boys reunion when Matt’s no compete clause is up. He was released from his WWE contract last week.
Who won’t be around for this new takeover of TNA? Kevin Nash. Big Sexy could not come to terms on a contract with TNA and will not be resigned. There is always a chance that the two-sides work something out later on, but do not count on it.
Bill Goldberg looks to be a lock for Wrestlemania 27. Word backstage is that Goldberg has been in negotiations for months to be inducted into the WWE hall of fame followed by one final match. There has been no word on his opponent just yet, but if the WWE goes through on their plans to turn John Cena heel, we have a perfect opponent.
Sting may be on the outs with TNA, as well. Sources claim that Sting may have his sights set on being inducted into the WWE hall of fame come Wrestlemania. There’s not much left for Sting to bring to the wrestling ring. Hanging the boots up is the right move.
Mickie James, the former WWE diva, showed up on TNA Impact two weeks ago. Dixie Carter was very big on signing James and believes that her company can build the women’s division around her. This is a nice signing; the women’s division had been lacking since the defection of Gail Kim to the WWE.
Speaking of John Cena, he will be filming his fourth WWE movie shortly. “Blood Brothers” is scheduled for a 2011 release. There is no word on if this movie will get a wide release or go to select theatres much like Cena’s latest “Legendary.”
Bret Hart had some choice words for Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff this past week. In an article over at AOL Fanhouse hart based both Hogan and Bischoff’s tenure in TNA, "Well, I'll be honest. After being in WCW and being around them, you start to realize that these guys…Bischoff in particular…never understood or knew anything about wrestling. They just struck me as guys that didn't understand wrestling. To see them working with another company now, to me, I think you'll eventually see that they don't know anything. They didn't know anything then and they don't know anything now. They're not going to make a difference anywhere they go."
The Sixshooter does not think Hart will be on either of Hogan’s or Bischoff’s Christmas list this holiday season. Those are interesting words from someone who is getting paid by the WWE. Hart did not have such opinions until he signed his new contract. The WWE is paying him, so I get it…but how does Hart have the gall to say anything when he took money to go to the company that not only had a part in his brother’s death but also publicly humiliated him. Does money cure all ills in the Hart family?
Chris Jericho’s contract with the WWE expired two weeks ago. There is no indication he will work for anyone other than the WWE at this time. Jericho is planning to tour with his band Fozzy over the next several months. There might be a possible Wrestlemania return in the works, but do not hold your breath.
That is it for this month, Sixshooter-a-holics. Make sure to check me out daily over at http://www.garden-state-of-mind.com or over on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/matthew_guerra. As the sometimes puzzling Bret Hart used to say, “I am the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.”