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TNA Star Reportedly Jumping Ship To WWE, Raw In Raleigh, Brian Pillman

— Alex Shelley, whose contract with TNA Wrestling is set to expire, is reportedly jumping ship to WWE. This is according to former WCW broadcaster Mark Madden. He wrote on Twitter:

“Good luck to Alex Shelley, WWE-bound. A real talent. Let’s c if he’s used rite. Shame 2c MCMGs break up. Best tag team in U.S.”

— WWE returns to the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina for a Raw live event on December 30. A pre-sale is ongoing through May 25 at 10:00 p.m. The password is WWE.

— Today would have marked as Brian Pillman’s fiftieth birthday. A previously undetected heart condition, arteriosclerotic heart disease, led to his death on October 5, 1997.

Smith Hart remembered the late wrestler via Twitter, writing, “Happy Bday to Brian Pillman. You are a brother in every sense to all of my siblings and are missed today more than you know. God Bless you.”

  • Eve’s left nipple

    Yeah because Mark Madden is a huge insider to the buisness, gtfo. Shelley will be working for ROH soon enough.

  • SYM

    Who gives a Fuck about Mark Madden….BITCH ASS!

  • Little Jimmy

    I wonder what his FCW name will be?

    Alexi Shelby? Samson Alexander? Lex Sheldon?

    It makes me tickle where WWE gets it’s names for FCW talent from. Sabin joining him would be the logical choice however I’d like a new high flying tag team to debut.

  • poko

    Losing Morgan isn’t a huge blow for TNA. They can give his TV time to someone else without much or any drop-off. Abyss coming back, for example. Losing Shelley, however, is an undoubted blow to their tag team division. That’s softened a lot by Sabin coming back, of course, but it’s still a loss.

    I can’t speculate about Sabin leaving TNA, though, as I have no idea what kind of contract he has.

  • kitkrock

    Brian Pillman is wayyyyyyyyyyy better than Cena, Sheamus, Orton and all the crap overrated ‘wrestlers’ currently on the roster.

    We never got to see Brian Pillman vs Stone Cold at Wrestlemania 14 for the IC title 🙁

  • CC

    Could be that he will be part of this proposed cruiserweight show we have been hearing about. Would make a lot of sense to get a guy like that onboard.

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  • adam

    If he comes i bet sabin would go with him and they would do the mcmg in wwe. Or have him team with bourne similar styles could be entertaning. I was expecting this to be about matt morgan since everyone thinks he is going to wwe as well. If tna loses the guns and morgan those will be HUGE BLOWS to tna.

  • poko

    I’m hopeful, but not optimistic. It would really surprise me if he doesn’t end up jobbing to bigger guys. One of Shelley’s biggest assets is his mic-work, but the WWE rarely gives any to anyone who isn’t top-level. He could be a star with the WWE if they let him show his personality.

  • Stevie P

    Pillman was amazing in the ring. Shame he died during his prime.

  • nikki

    he will not be used..and will be back in tna by december

  • Whooper

    With 3 hour Raw’s I hope they can really develop the mid-card!

  • Shawn

    Let’s just hope Chris Sabin is planning on joining him. Then WWE will have the MCMGs on board as well as the Kings of Wrestling. Tag Team Division return? Hell yes!

  • kat

    not a good move for alex!

  • joe2

    Happy B-Day Loose Cannon! Pillman > Rock

  • Ron

    How about a Shelly Bourne team

  • JohnCena33

    NO NO NO
    Bring in Shelly AND Sabin. Then WWE tag team division will start to improve.

  • shawn

    Alex Shelly would be buried. hed fill in for Evan Bourne. not interested.

  • SpudimusPrime89

    Stop that, Napkin!


    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?