— As reported earlier this week, nude photographs of TNA women’s wrestler Traci Brooks will not be appearing in Playboy as originally planned. Instead, her photos will be published on the company’s subscription based premium website, the “Cyber Club.”
In a further update on the story, the decision to remove Brooks from the publication was actually made some time back as there was a rumor going around a week or two after it was revealed that she had shot the nude pictorial that Playboy decided against putting her pictures in the magazine.
She shot the photos several months ago, and was at one point scheduled to grace the cover of the November issue. Playboy had requested that TNA push her hard during the period before the issue came out. TNA decided to finally bring her back to television after a several month long hiatus mere days after it was publicly revealed she would be appearing in the magazine.
As noted, Playboy decided against publishing her photos in the publication a week or two after word got out, which could lead some to speculate that perhaps TNA was a bit late in deciding to promote her again as it would appear the magazine became dissatisfied and/or disinterested by that point. (source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)
— TNA will be heading to Illinois and Wisconsin in late October as they have live events scheduled in Chicago, Racine and Green Bay from the 23rd to the 25th. Click here for more details.
— Here is the updated line-up for TNA’s No Surrender pay-per-view on September 20th:
TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle vs. Sting vs. AJ Styles vs. Matt Morgan
“THE BOSS” MAKES HIS PAY-PER-VIEW DEBUT
“The Boss” Bobby Lashley vs. “The War Machine” Rhino
$50,000 BOUNTY VS. THE LEGENDS CHAMPIONSHIP
Abyss vs. Kevin Nash
*HUGE SPOILER* on winner of Angle vs. Sting vs. Styles vs. Morgan