source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
As reported earlier, Frankie Kazarian’s bad luck continued as he tore his biceps at the 12/15 Impact taping while doing a mere run-in as the masked Suicide character. He was just coming back from a torn triceps. Kazarian underwent surgery, which should put him out of action for another four to six months.
Bryan Alvarez, publisher of the Figure Four Weekly, hinted at the cause of his muscle tears with the following line: “There is a lesson to be learned from this that people in wrestling never learn.” While TNA technically has a drug policy in place, they have yet to enforce it. The injury probably would have been prevented if they had enforcement in place.
Suicide was scheduled to have his first match at the set of Impact tapings following next month’s Genesis pay-per-view on January 11. While Kazarian will be on the shelf until at least the spring, he will continue to be brought to TV to work backstage and likely film vignettes building his character. Although, there is talk of putting another person in the costume to do run-ins to keep the character alive on television.
The two wrestlers being discussed for the role are Christopher Daniels and Paul London. London was released from World Wrestling Entertainment on November 7, 2008, so his 90-day no-compete clause doesn’t expire until early February. London has been telling promoters he doesn’t want to think about returning to the ring until at least February anyway.
Low Ki’s name was also brought up, but his commitments to New Japan Pro Wrestling would prevent him from attending all the tapings. Low Ki’s name came up because he was at an Impact taping last week dropping by.
There is a joke backstage saying they can put Christopher Daniels in the Suicide mask and have him lose the “Feast or Fired” match again next year.