Ring Rap With Matt: Updates On Batista, Kevin Nash Leaving TNA, And More!

Matthew HesterSenior Writer IOctober 12, 2010

The World’s Greatest Tag team signs for more dates with ROH

Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas (The World’s Greatest Tag Team) are set for action on December 9-10 Ring of Honor on HDNet television at the Ohio Valley Wrestling's Davis Arena. This is certainly big news for ROH fans. When they made their debut in New York they became instant fan favorites.

Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas on doing more shows for ROH: “I can’t wait to come back to the Davis Arena, because the Louisville fans and OVW are like home," Benjamin said in a press release. "In New York, the ROH fans took to Charlie and I like we’d been there all our lives. Mix them both and these will be two really big nights for us.”

Haas added: “The ROH fans reignited my passion for wrestling, the passion I had when I was wrestling for Danny Davis in Kentucky and Les Thatcher in Ohio in developmental. We wouldn’t miss the chance to come see those people again.” To read the full press release, visit ROHwrestling.com.


Kevin Nash leaving TNA?

For over a month now the rumors have been going around about Kevin Nash’s future with TNA. Many believed that all his tweets and comments were nothing more than a clever work. I am starting to wonder now though. He recently posted some more comments on Twitter stating that the next impact will be his last. Here are his recent tweets that he posted.


“If you were a fan of mine, please stay true to TNA. My deal went south on money, not respect for the guys I worked with or the production crew that busts their ass every week. I’m not out of wrestling, just don’t want to be owned.


 ”To the boys that I love, I will do everything I can to make you money outside of TNA. Please, guys, remember we’re 1099, the world is ours. Goodnight. I have my last Impact tomorrow. I can’t express how much you all mean to me. I love you all and thank you.”


Batista gets ready for MMA

When Batista announced that he wanted to get into MMA people scratched their heads in wonderment. After all Batista is 42 and has had some history of injury problems in pro wrestling. With that said, it does look as if Dave Batista is serious in giving MMA a chance.


Here are some of the recent comments Batista made about going to MMA


Batista on what he Wants: “My thing is I want to do a multi-fight deal,” he said. “I want to have a guarantee of at least three fights. I want a tune-up fight, I want a big fight, and I want a pay-per-view fight.”


Batista on His Age: “I’ve always been honest with myself,” he said. “I’m not getting any younger, so three fights is all I can commit to. I don’t know how I’m going to feel after those three fights. If I’m 42 and I’ve had three fights, my window of opportunity is not very large.”


Batista on the type of fight he wants: “I’d have an easier fight where I could get comfortable in the cage, and then I’d like to go into a big fight with Bobby, and then I’d like to have a large pay-per-view fight.”


Batista on his skills to fight: “I’m not going to come into the ring and start yelling and screaming and attacking guys. I’m going to bring some skill, but also it’s going to be with a lot of speed and agility and power behind it. I’ve got all the tools. I’m 41 years old now, but I can go and train for one or two hours nonstop, and I don’t have a problem. The reason I was successful in wrestling is because I stayed in shape nonstop. I have the durability. I just have to put it all together and get the skill. I think I’ll be an exciting fighter. I’m either going to win big or lose big.”