Connect with us

Impact

AJ Kirsch Talks About Winning 4th Bracket of Gut Check, Heading to OVW & More

Published

on

Justin Watry interviewed former WWE Tough Enough contestant and winner of the 4th TNA Gut Check Challenge AJ Kirsch. Here are some highlights.

On Winning the 4th bracket of the TNA Gut Check Challenge: Yeah, just this past week, I won my bracket of the opening round of TNA Gut Check. I participated in a Gut Check seminar with D’Lo Brown a couple of years ago. I thought it was just a one-and-done learning experience, you know, get some constructive criticism, maybe make some contacts. But I received an email several months ago informing me that not only is TNA relaunching the Gut Check Challenge, but anyone who participated in a past seminar is eligible to compete. So, of course, I jumped on board, and as of midnight last Sunday night, thanks to the votes from fans who registered and voted at Challenge.TNAGutCheck.com, I’m advancing to the next round of the competition. As for how people can support, to be honest, I’m not sure yet. The opening brackets of the competition finish in June, I think, and since winning my bracket, I haven’t received any information telling me what the next step in the process is. But you can add me on Facebook at Facebook.com/AJKirsch or follow me on Twitter @AJKirsch. As soon as I know what’s next and how people can help, I’ll blast it all over both.


On possibly heading to OVW If TNA sent him there: If I earned a TNA contract, I would not mind training with OVW. If they hire me, they’re hiring me to do a job. If I need additional training to do that job better than I’m doing it now, then that’s what’s gonna happen.

On being a skeptic of the TNA Gut Check Challenge process: “Skeptic of the process?” You and me, both! I have no idea how much this competition is actually swayed by votes, or if there is some other force at work. Of course, someone could get eliminated and signed immediately after. In fact, that scenario is all too familiar to me; Ariane, the first person eliminated from Tough Enough barely left the show and she was signed to a contract with WWE. As I like to say, “oh, wrestling…”

I would not be surprised in the least if something similar happened with Gut Check. The less I think about the nature of this competition, the better. How much of it is legit? How much of it is a work? Who the hell knows? I’m just gonna have fun with it and advance as far as I can.

Sexy Photos of DDP’s Ex-Wife Kimberly Page in Several Various Poses

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

AEW

STF Underground Episode 90 – Is Tomasso Ciampa Royal Rumble Bound? Hard To Kill Recap, Where Does AEW Go After A Lackluster Dynamite?

Published

on

STF Underground

Welcome once again to another episode of STF Underground!

In this episode we talk about:


  • AEW Dynamite’s Lackluster Episode
  • Is Tomasso Ciampa Main Roster Bound?
  • Hard To Kill Recap
  • Can MSK Succeed In The WWE?
  • “Wrestling Apologists”
  • Dusty Cup Surprises
  • AND MUCH MORE!

 

FOLLOW US

Facebook: STF Underground Podcast
Twitter/IG: @STFUnderground

Continue Reading

AEW

Good Brothers vs. Private Party Announced For IMPACT No Surrender

Published

on

Impact Wrestling announced on Thursday that No Surrender will be the next Impact Plus special on Saturday, February 13.

It was also confirmed that The Good Brothers will defend the Impact Tag Team Championship against AEW’s Private Party at No Surrender.


Private Party and Matt Hardy made a surprise appearance on Tuesday’s Impact, where they beat Chris Sabin and James Storm to become the number one contenders for Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson.

As noted, The Good Brothers will work matches on AEW Dynamite over the next two weeks, including the main event of Beach Break.

Continue Reading

Impact

Taya Valkyrie Written Off IMPACT Wrestling

Published

on

Photo: Instagram.com/thetayavalkyrie

Taya Valkyrie has finished up with IMPACT Wrestling.

The former Knockouts Champion was finally revealed as the shooter who attempted to murder John E. Bravo last year at the end of Bravo’s wedding to Rosemary. She was taken away by security after being confronted by Tommy Dreamer and Larry D, and it was made clear that she was being written off television.


Dreamer made jokes about Taya ending up in either a Jacksonville or Stamford “prison” for her crimes, an obvious reference to her potentially signing with AEW or WWE. Larry D also joked that he hopes she doesn’t end up in Baltimore, where Ring of Honor operates.

According to PWInsider.com, Taya had a two-year contract but extended it to a third year in 2019. That contract ended when 2020 did, and she stuck around to put over the current Knockouts Champion, Deonna Purrazzo, at IMPACT Hard To Kill.

Continue Reading

Trending