This rather interesting picture surfaced on Twitter this week. It's Alpha Female, who signed a contract with TNA while they were on the European tour, and LeiD Tapa carrying Al Snow, a backstage agent for Impact Wrestling.
John Gaburick, the former WWE executive who now has a lead role in TNA, reportedly has some backstage heat with Eric Young during one of the television tapings on the European tour. The two were arguing over the longevity of a spot filmed for Impact Wrestling.
It appears that the story line and character development for Brutus Magnus is working, as fans have been booing him during the European tour. Many backstage were expecting him to receive cheers like Rockstar Spud has been receiving, but they're pleasantly surprised by the crowd reaction.
In a bit of news that will be troublesome to fans who are concerned with his health, Kurt Angle has postponed surgery on his knees. He was initially supposed to go under the knife in January, but pushed that back to work the European tour with TNA, and there's talks that he might postpost it even further than that.
Looks like TNA picked up some more assets while they're on their European tour. The company has signed Alpha Female, a German born wrestler who works in England. She's expecting to make her debut on Impact Wrestling very soon and could be paired up with a male performer.
When Alexander Rusev made his debut at Royal Rumble 2014, many were under the impression that it was a permanent call up to the main roster. However, it appears that management wants the developmental wrestler to have a little more seasoning by working in WWE NXT for a few more weeks.
Mr Anderson was written off of television on Impact Wrestling, and he's also now the father of newborn twins, so that led many to believe that he was going to be skipping the current European tour that TNA is on. However, it has now been confirmed that he is overseas with the company.
Alexander Rusev, the developmental wrestler who made his debut at Royal Rumble 2014, was trained by Rikishi. His relationship with the former WWE star helped help progress in the industry a lot quicker than a lot of other guys who have tried to make it to the main roster.
Rumors had persisted for several months that Alexander Rusev was next in line to be called up from developmental to the main roster in WWE, and the move took place during Royal Rumble 2014, where the big man was involved in the annual battle royale.
Batista won Royal Rumble 2014 by eliminating Roman Reigns in the end. Other contestants during the match were Alberto Del Rio, Alexander Rusev, Antonio Cesaro, Big E Langston, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, El Torito, Erick Rowan, Fandango, Goldust, Great Khali, Jack Swagger, JBL, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Kane, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Luke Harper, R Truth, Rey Mysterio, Ryback, Seth Rollins, Sheamus and the Miz.
For a while there, Aksana had some backstage heat on her in WWE because of her performances during the European tour. However, a lot of that heat has died down tremendously, as she has slowly received more television time. Aksana is also a candidate to join Total Divas next season.
It looks like Alexander Rusev is extremely close to being called up by WWE. The developmental wrestler is once again on tour with the main roster this weekend, where he is working matches early on the card against veteran performer Zack Ryder.
Justin Gabriel has been working as an in ring trainer this week, as WWE has him working with Alexander Rusev during the last few live events. Management wanted a better look at the NXT developmental wrestler to see if he is ready to be called up to the main roster.
WWE officials want another look at Alexander Rusev, so the NXT developmental wrestler is touring with the main roster this week. Management has him working with enhancement talent Zack Ryder on the shows.
TNA wants a successful tour of Europe in January, so they're hoping to have AJ Styles involved. The company either wants him to make a surprise return during an episode of Impact Wrestling that is being taped overseas or on an episode before that.
Alexander Rusev has been traveling and working with WWE this week, as the developmental wrestler worked a match against Zack Ryder at a live event in Spokane. Management enabled him to pick up the victory over the veteran.
Speculations about Jeff Hardy leaving TNA have increased, as the former world champion will not be joining the company as they do a tour of England in January. He is also expected to miss at least a couple of episodes of Impact Wrestling as well.
WWE sent Dean Malenko, who has been working as a backstage agent over the last several years, home early from the European tour because of chest pains.
Even though he did not work the recent European tour, merchandise sales for items featuring Sin Cara were pretty high, which helps him get back on the graces of people in management.
In a rather interesting segment at a WWE live event in England, ring announcer Tony Chimel kicked Curtis Axel in the gut and delivered a Stone Cold Stunner.
Developmental wrestler Alexander Rusev has been impressing officials down in NXT, and the massive performer could be the next person called up to the main WWE roster.
WWE fans at a live event in Austria this weekend were surprised when Zack Ryder was given a victory over Damien Sandow.
Since he's having to work on a nightly basis, John Cena is pretty banged up from the European tour.
While working a tag team match in England, Cody Rhodes hit his head pretty hard and may have a concussion.
Apparently, there are many backstage who have been critical of the matches that Aksana has worked during the European tour.
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman are headed on a tour of Europe soon to do special appearances and signings.
While WWE does not give her much television time, Aksana is being utilized on the European tour.
John Cena and Antonio Cesaro had a special promo segment to end a live event in Germany.
At a live event in Belgium, Dean Ambrose defended the US title against Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston in a triple threat match.
Paul Heyman made his return WWE at a live event in Glasgow, Scotland over the weekend.
Natalya Neidhart revealed some lucky leprechaun socks that she is wearing during the European tour.
The advertised match on Main Event against Curtis Axel was canceled because Big E Langston had to miss the television taping to fly out for the European tour.
Despite not being utilized on television by WWE, Ricardo Rodriguez is being flown in for the European Tour.
Miz worked as a heel against Kofi Kingston during a WWE live event in Belfast, Ireland last night.
Since she is scaling back from her WWE duties, Lilian Garcia will not be joining the crew on the European tour this month.
There are talks that the much anticipated Antonio Cesaro baby face turn could take place while WWE is in Europe later this month.
Through Twitter, Cody Rhodes revealed that he and Goldust are set to do a rare tour of Europe with WWE.