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LAW Sept. 8 Update - Kurt Angle Won't be Renewing TNA Deal

John Pollock / September 8, 2015 - 8:58pm

**This week’s edition of Review-A-Raw is up on the site with Wai Ting and I reviewing Monday night’s show from Baltimore with the destruction of the Seth Rollins statue, the latest with Rusev and Summer Rae, the build for Night of Champions and titles matches for next week’s season premiere. The show is up at and also available on iTunes, with the Fight Network television version below.

**We will have a new edition of Review-A-Wai up on the site Wednesday morning with a review of the August 9th 1999 episode of WWF Raw is War with the debut of Chris Jericho in Chicago, the build for SummerSlam that year with Jesse Ventura appearing on Raw and a main event with Triple H vs. The Undertaker vs. Chyna.

**Kurt Angle was a guest on Mark Madden’s radio program on 105.9 The X in Pittsburgh and stated that his contract with TNA is coming due at the end of 2015 and will be taking a sabbatical from professional wrestling at that time. Angle also stated he will be at Bound for Glory on October 4th in Charlotte.

**The Raw ratings will be delayed until Wednesday due to the Labor Day holiday.

**Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev has officially been added to the Night of Champions card for September 20th in Houston.

**The WWE has officially announced that they have signed Kana (Kanako Urai) to a contract. She appeared on camera during the recent NXT Takeover special in Brooklyn, in the crowd alongside Ric Flair and Sgt. Slaughter and indicated that she was likely coming in. Brian Fritz has an interview with her on The Sporting News site, discussing the signing with the WWE.

**The recently released Zahra Schreiber has posted the following statement regarding her release from the WWE, the old posts on her Instagram account and the issues stemming from the posts:

Let me start this off by saying how grateful I am and how fortunate I feel to have had my time with WWE. It truly was my dream job. Last week WWE made a decision to release me from my contract due to posts I made on social media years ago, long before I was ever employed by them. I understand why that decision was made, but it broke my heart and my spirit. I don’t want my mistakes to reflect on WWE or how incredible they are as a company. The responsibility is my own…

Now, I want to take the time to apologize to everyone who was offended by my posts. I am so sorry. I would like to make it very clear I am in no way, shape or form an anti-Semite, nor do I condone anti-Semitism. If one were to have looked deeper into my post, one would have noticed that also in the photo was Marlene Dietrich. Marlene was a Polish actress who opposed Nazism and fought for the oppressed during WWII. To me the photos and relics were nothing more than a story. I now see it was insensitive of me and in poor taste, which is why I had attempted to delete them long ago.

On an aside, a family member of mine took part in the White Rose Movement (Germans trying to end Nazi domination), which is where my interest in the Holocaust actually stemmed from. Also, documented deeper on my Instagram from years ago are photos of me at Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany, and I noted there how disturbed I was by the entire place. Unfortunately, social media rarely notices positivity, and can be an evil place where opinion is easily manipulated to fit the circumstance.

I take full accountability for the things I did post, but those out there who are creating Twitter exchanges that never happened or have manufactured other conversations that never took place really need to check themselves and realize how much harm they are actually doing.

Everything I’ve worked for and dreamt of is gone. In an instant, I lost it all. But I can’t let this define my life. I know who I am as a person. I’m as human as anyone else. I’ve made mistakes like we all do. I hope those I’ve offended can forgive me. All I can do now is learn and move forward trying to be better every day.

**The WWE stock closed at $19.59 on Tuesday.

REVIEW-A-RAW – September 8th
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review Raw from Baltimore, Sting destroys statue, Rusev is “betrayded”, E&C appear and we take your feedback and questions)
(Jason Agnew and Dan Lovranski discuss the Jimmy Snuka case, Hulk Hogan apology and then welcome Bret Hart and Dave Meltzer to the show)
REVIEW-AN-IMPACT – September 5th
(Brian Mann and Nate Milton chat the issues with the TNA vs. GFW invasion, a look at the big stories this week and field your questions and feedback)
THE MMA REPORT – September 4th
(John Pollock speaks to Andrei Arlovski and Paige VanZant ahead of their fights at UFC 191 this weekend and Sam Stout discusses his decision to retire)
whtsNXT – September 3rd
(Jason Agnew is solo to review this week’s episode, the start of the Dusty Rhodes Classic tournament, breakdown of brackets, your feedback and more)
BAUER & POLLOCK – September 2nd
(John Pollock and Court Bauer discuss Jimmy Snuka’s 1983 case re-opened and being charged, shooting outside Performance Center, Bram arrested, Hogan on GMA, Dudleys and Sting return, Palmer Cannon and more)


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