"I don't think you have to be a Mensa member to figure out that it had an influence on decisions that were made. I was working with the developmental kids in NXT and enjoying that, and got called in for that job. It was a very unique night, to say the least. Ric Flair was coming off maybe the most traumatic time of his life. Reid Flair had recently died of a drug overdose. In hindsight, it might not have been the most timely booking, to get him in that environment. And then you can look at the other side and say maybe it's a good thing to get him out around friends. As it worked out, you'd probably lean more to the former than the latter. But here's the deal. I was conductor of a runaway train. I was supposed to keep it on the tracks and that didn't happen. So I don't have any issues taking responsibility. Did I envision that it would help facilitate my exit? No. But I could see the thinking behind it."
- Jim Ross
Pictures surfaced online of TNA stars Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin smoking pot at a party.
When the nWo story line reached Japan, a version of the group was created. One of the members was Satoshi Kojima, who frequently teamed with Hiroshi Tenzan during his stint with the stable.
Satoshi Kojima made headlines last year by challenging AJ Styles for the TNA world title. He made even bigger headlines by defeating Rob Conway to become the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion after a match at annual January 4 Dome Show.
Satoshi Kojima began his wrestling career by loading trucks for New Japan Pro Wrestling. It took him several months to convince the school dojo to accept him.