**Kurt Angle confirmed on Twitter Thursday morning that he was officially pulling out of the U.S. Olympic trials next weekend citing a partial MCL tear that he recently suffered. Angle had also claimed over a week ago that he tore his hamstring and worked a match with Jeff Hardy at last week’s television tapings with the hamstring wrapped but moved around without any signs of struggle. I don’t know if anyone took this Olympic bid seriously but I thought he would at least go to the trials after he did an interview saying that failing to show up at the trials would be the worst scenario and for the publicity alone I thought he would do the trials. In his mind he had to know this was nothing more than a pipe dream at the age of 43. If you recall back in 2002 he flirted with the idea of leaving the WWE for an extended period to try out for the U.S. Olympic team for the 2004 Olympics in Greece but after going to the Olympic Training Facility in Colorado Springs he quickly realized just how far the game had advanced in six-years and didn’t pursue the Olympics and that was when he was significantly healthier and younger than in 2012.
**On Friday and Saturday The LAW will be a part of WrestleReunion VIII so I encourage you to stop by our both where we will be handing out LAW stickers and T-shirts throughout the day. We will be broadcasting live from the venue each day at Noon EST and you can listen online at http://www.stickam.com/reviewawai.
**Here are some more interviews leading in to WrestleReunion this weekend:
**Here are the matches scheduled for tonight’s ‘Impact’ and were taped last week in Orlando, Florida heading into this Sunday’s ‘Lockdown’ event:
*Mr. Anderson Vs Gunner
*Austin Aries Vs Christopher Daniels
*A.J. Styles Vs Bully Ray
*Gail Kim & Madison Rayne Vs Velvet Sky & Mickie James
**Tonight’s show also features the wedding between ODB and Eric Young.
**Eric Bischoff posted the following comment regarding ‘Ultimate Fighter Live’ on FX and comparing it to ‘Impact’:
Think we came close to hitting these numbers with a couple episodes of ReAction at 11pm on Spike. Tons of promotion on Fox and FX, a budget 3x bigger than Impact and 500,000 less viewers? Impact has a larger audience than ever, and is going to have a great season with new elements following Lockdown. Can’t wait!
**The WWE overseas tour hits Ireland and Poland today with the ‘Raw’ and ‘Smackdown’ crews. The ‘Raw’ crew then heads to Stuttgart, Germany tomorrow and the ‘Smackdown’ crew is in Belfast, Ireland Friday.
**Low Ki and El Generico meet before their match at EVOLVE tomorrow night in Toronto and airing on WWNLive.com:
**CM Punk won the ‘Most Metal Athlete’ award at the Golden God Awards on Wednesday night. Punk was on the overseas tour and not able to accept the award so they did an angle where host Chris Jericho accepted it on his behalf and broke the trophy and tossed it off the stage.
**Ring of Honor has announced that all ‘Ringside’ members on their website will be able to watch both ‘Showdown in the Sun’ events from WrestleMania weekend for free on the website.
**Jim Cornette and Kayfabe Commentaries have gotten in a public back and forth regarding the June 1st ‘YouShoot Live’ iPPV with Vince Russo. A trailer was released last week that we posted here on the website with host Sean Oliver asking Russo if he thought we would hear from anyone in particular during the broadcast (YouShoot regularly takes questions via video and have had people in the business submit questions) and Russo said he assumed he would hear from someone known for his tennis racquet. Cornette sent out a response stating he would not be a part of the event and it was misleading of Kayfabe Commentaries to falsely advertise Cornette for the event and have fans pay money thinking there will be a confrontation between the two. Kayfabe Commentaries has come back stating they never advertised Cornette and in the past have worked with Cornette where he has issued an open challenge to Russo and was just as misleading. The conclusion being – don’t expect Jim Cornette to submit a question by video for the Vince Russo YouShoot.
**Road Warrior Animal has been scratched from WrestleReunion this weekend in Toronto and will be replaced by Scott Steiner at the convention this weekend.
**How the final ‘Raw’ before WrestleMania should have ended between The Rock and John Cena:
DOWNLOAD REVIEW A WAI – APRIL 10, 2000 ‘Monday Nitro’
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the night Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff returned to WCW)
DOWNLOAD THE APRIL 11TH EDITION OF REVIEW A SMACKDOWN
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the ‘Blast from the Past’)
DOWNLOAD THE APRIL 6TH EDITION OF REVIEW AN IMPACT
(John Pollock, Wai Ting and Nate Milton chat Impact from Thursday night and build for ‘Lockdown’)
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