The Drive With Rize Special Edition: MAJOR TNA News, Lita On Matt Hardy, Drugs

RiZESenior Writer IOctober 7, 2010

I know the Drive occurs once every week, but due to no one breaking the stories on Bleacher yet, I feel I should transfer today's MAJOR backstage news to my fellow Bleachers. So here you have it.

Former WWE Superstar officially debuting on TNA Tonight

Yes folks, it's upon us. The revival of the TNA Knockouts division. Former Women's Champion, Mickie James, is backstage right now! Her debut is planned for tonight.

James worked for WWE many years before her surprising release earlier this year, due to multiple problems within WWE. This included a confrontation with Batista and her pursuit of a country music career.

While I think James was unfairly released by the WWE, it's great to see her back on television again. I will definitely be tuning in tonight.

Lita on Hardy

While I'm not going to go into detail, while being interviewed for WWE, Diva Amy "Lita" Dumas was asked about Matt Hardy's string of videos. Dumas responded "Oh my god, what happened to that guy?".

For the full interview visit,

Wow. I thought her and Matt were friends?? Wonder what Hardy is going to say in response.

Drug Testing in TNA

While I may not criticize TNA as much as I do WWE, the stuff I read earlier clearly shows that the WWE needs to make some changes with regard to conflict resolution.

I've read that a large number of their "talent" failed drug tests a few weeks ago. While I really don't think steroids is necessary in wrestling, it displays the ignorance of some of these guys. TNA has not taken any action against these superstars.

No fines, no suspension, nothing at all.

They will learn one way or another. Drug testing should have began when Curt Henning and Davey Boy Smith passed away. Promoters ignored it and now multiple wrestlers have died due to complications from drug use.

It took the death of two of the greatest wrestlers of all-time, for drug use to be taken seriously.

That's all for today folks.

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