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Orlando Jordan update - rightly or wrongly, he's still a heat magnet backstage in TNA

Dustin Runnels as Goldust - knows what it's like to be a backstage pariah for taking a gay gimmick too far.  (Wikimedia Commons)
Dustin Runnels as Goldust - knows what it's like to be a backstage pariah for taking a gay gimmick too far. (Wikimedia Commons)

In their review of Monday's TNA Impact show on the free May 4th Wrestling Observer radio show, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez couldn't help but have an amusing gossip about the latest backstage antics of the openly bisexual Orlando Jordan.  For those of you who don't want to listen to the whole show just for the juicy tittle tattle, their gossip started at 19:47 and here is a rough transcript of what they said:

Dave:  I could tell you some Orlando Jordan stories, *giggles*.
Bryan:  I don't know if we should tell these stories on the air.
Dave:  Oh, I've heard some Orlando Jordan stories in the last er week, *laughs*, Oh God.
Bryan:  Well we'll wrap this one up early then and I'll...
Dave:  *Laughs*
Bryan:  Anyway, Rob Terry...
Dave butts in:  I'm not trying to hide anything but it's just him hitting on various people.
Bryan:  Oh, lovely!
Dave:  Yeah, yeah.

Anyone else with a different gimmick, Dave and Bryan would probably be raving about the lengths they were willing to go to live their gimmick!  But seriously, before Dave repeats such idle gossip, he should consider the source.  People within the company have been trying to kill OJ's first openly bisexual wrestler gimmick from day one and are probably unhappy that they haven't succeeded yet.  The backstage heat Orlando Jordan has now is eerily reminiscent of the same sort of heat Dustin Runnels got 14 years ago within the WWF for the lengths he was willing to go to get over in his flamboyantly gay Goldust gimmick.  He was a backstage pariah too, but at least he was straight and didn't have the audacity to hit on the insecure wrestlers who think that it demeans their sport to have such gimmicks on their TV shows.