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Thoughts on Bobby Roode:

"You know what? I have had 5 star matches my whole career, and what I see in Bobby Roode is a talent that can go as far as he wants to go. I’m talking about Shawn Michaels. I’m talking about Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Triple H. Bobby has something about him that could make him a huge superstar. Now, at Bound For Glory, that doesn’t mean he’s going to win. I can guarantee the match won’t be short. And I can guarantee that it will be very competitive."



Sting vs. Hogan and his match at Bound For Glory:

"Hulk Hogan’s wrestled Sting so many times already. It’ll help the pay-per-view, but fans are more interested in what’s going to happen between Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode. I hope that we go on last, because it won’t be good for them if they have to follow us. Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode will be putting on a hell of a performance."



Training for the Olympics:

"Honey, listen. I’m trying out for the Olympics next year. The pressure is nothing compared to trying out for the Olympic team at 43 years of age. I’ve lost 30 pounds. I’ve gone from 245lb down to 215lb. A lot of people will say I look smaller than the referee, which is kind of degrading, but it’s funny too. I am in the best shape of my life. Thank God TNA gave me a lot of time off to train. I have been home for three weeks now, training solely for the Olympics. I’ll be at my best when the Olympic trials come around. I feel good. I’m healthy, there’s nothing that’s going to hold me back. I know there’s one guy in my weight class that I have to beat – the #1 guy – his name is Jake Varner, he’s a world silver medallist. But I’m very serious about making the Olympic team. I love professional wrestling, I love TNA, but I’ve always wanted to do something that no-one’s ever done, and to win an Olympic medal at the age of 43 is far beyond anything anyone’s done before."



His future and TNA's future:


"The best development is that we’ve got a lot of our own homegrown talent. The worst is that we’re not growing them fast enough, or pushing them hard enough. You’ve got Samoa Joe. He had been undefeated. I walked in and beat him on my first match. I didn’t like that. Then I had AJ Styles, and he went to main event status. Then they backed off from him. Then we’ve got Beer Money – James Storm and Robert Roode deserve to be main event status. We have Crimson and Amazing Red – we have all this talent, that’s never been touched. We need to elevate that talent. And you know who can do it? Me. And the other older talent. I’m not going to lie to you – I’m only going to be wrestling for 3 more years. Then I’m retiring. My job is to get this young talent to replace Kurt Angle.



"I’m going to be with TNA forever. I won’t be wrestling, but I will be there. I will be involved in the creative direction, training and development. And I want TNA to understand that we have a lot of homegrown talent that I think is better than the talent over in WWE. So why aren’t we using these guys, when they’re that good? The older guys – Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett, Sting, Kurt Angle – the list goes on. Guys in their 40’s, 50’s and 60s. It’s time to let the younger talent shine through. If we do that, then we’re a new company. We’ll get higher ratings, and we can compete with the monster, WWE."
 

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As much as I hate anyone talking in the 3rd person, he does raise a lot of valid points about the business. I can see him doing a good job behind the scenes. Even if he does horrible in the Olympics, I hope he can make it, and plays his theme music before going out there to wrestle...
 

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its nice that angle says this but who has angle really helped put over ??? he squashed samoa joe momentum when he debuted in tna, he defeated matt morgan at bfg 2009 when morgan was hot and on the best streak of his career also destroying his momentum . the only person angle has really helped put over was aj styles and even with him it was so back and forth that aj didnt even come out on top.

so its nice and all for angle to say these things but put your money where your mouth is angle ...youve been in tna for 5 years and have put over maybe 1 person the entire team you were there and in 2008-2009 during the mem he squashed everyone in in his sight.

im not sure if i should be more upset at angle than lets say somebody like hogan or sting . because they just dont get it and dont care to put anybody over where angle def gets that the younger guys need to be elevated yet he doesnt do a damn thing about it ....
 

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its nice that angle says this but who has angle really helped put over ??? he squashed samoa joe momentum when he debuted in tna, he defeated matt morgan at bfg 2009 when morgan was hot and on the best streak of his career also destroying his momentum . the only person angle has really helped put over was aj styles and even with him it was so back and forth that aj didnt even come out on top.

so its nice and all for angle to say these things but put your money where your mouth is angle ...youve been in tna for 5 years and have put over maybe 1 person the entire team you were there and in 2008-2009 during the mem he squashed everyone in in his sight.

im not sure if i should be more upset at angle than lets say somebody like hogan or sting . because they just dont get it and dont care to put anybody over where angle def gets that the younger guys need to be elevated yet he doesnt do a damn thing about it ....
Its not angle's faults, its how tna books them like the pope when he was hot in 2009-2010
 

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Its not angle's faults, its how tna books them like the pope when he was hot in 2009-2010
angle is one of the biggest stars in tna, if not the biggest. youre telling me he doesnt have creative say on who gets booked over who ? if he really wanted he could have pushed these guys to go over him but he didnt . if you dont think angle has pull then youre fooling yourself. its not just on the booking team ...he is to blame just like the other veterans for allowing themselves to go over again and again not allowing any of the younger guys to get over.
 

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You know what? I have had 5 star matches my whole career
I hope he doesn't honestly believe that. :lmao

angle is one of the biggest stars in tna, if not the biggest. youre telling me he doesnt have creative say on who gets booked over who ? if he really wanted he could have pushed these guys to go over him but he didnt . if you dont think angle has pull then youre fooling yourself. its not just on the booking team ...he is to blame just like the other veterans for allowing themselves to go over again and again not allowing any of the younger guys to get over.
You seem to believe people going over him more is going to be such a big help. Tell that to Jay Lethal who went over Kurt Angle clean. TNA's booking killed that great moment and made him look like a bitch right after. Samoa Joe's 2008 Lockdown world title win over Angle was huge for him, but what happen? He was in storylines where Booker T steals his belt and Nash trading on him...

TNA's talent could go over all of the veterans they want. But it means nothing if the company doesn't keep up their momentum (win or lose) or (in Gunner's case) they can't get over. And surprisingly when I say this they have a huge chance to make Roode a star. That man could have one of the best matches ever in TNA at BFG, beat Angle and come out looking amazing. But it won't mean shit if TNA doesn't keep up his momentum in the next couple of weeks or months after.
 
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