Despite being embroiled in a bit of a controversy with a fan at an independent wrestling show, there appears to be some interest from WWE towards Gunner. The former TNA star stated that it was his dream to work in the biggest wrestling promotion in the world and that there are some talks going on between the two sides. However, he stopped at confirming that they were anywhere close to signing a developmental contract.
October 5, 2015
During a recent interview, Seth Rollins revealed that Joey Mercury was the person that was responsible for getting him a developmental contract with WWE. The world heavyweight champion also revealed that Mercury was also instrumental in getting a deal done for Dean Ambrose. Your backstage stroke in the company rises tremendously if you are able to find two main event performers from the independent wrestling circuit.
September 27, 2015
Since the decision to add him to Hell in a Cell was made abruptly, Brock Lesnar is going to end up being paid more than what his current contract stipulates. The pay per view was not originally a part of the deal when it was signed earlier in the year. This will be a bonus payday for the former world heavyweight champion. WWE desperately wanted a strong month to draw in even more subscribers to their Network.
September 25, 2015
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Lucha Underground was going to stay in business and was going to start taping their second season soon. It will be without one of their more recognizable faces, however. Shawn Hernandez has officially received the release from his contract that he had been seeking for several months now. The entire ordeal cost him his job with TNA when that company found out he was still under contract to LU.
September 25, 2015
In case you missed Impact Wrestling this week, Ethan Carter fired Jeff Hardy because he refused to obey his command. That has led to speculation within the internet wrestling community that he could be leaving TNA. That is not the case at this moment. The segment was being done to generate interest, which it has, and to set up a big match between Hardy and Carter later on. Hardy is still under contract to Total Nonstop Action.
September 24, 2015
When Lucha Underground confirmed that their promotion is staying alive because a second season has been approved by the network, they claimed that Alberto Del Rio has been confirmed to be a part of their show. The former world heavyweight champion took to social media to dispute that claim. The two sides are set to meet in the coming days. Negotiations should be taking place on a new contract.
September 23, 2015
Since neither side could come to a settlement agreement, Scott Steiner and TNA are going to see one another in court instead. The lawsuit that the company filed against the former world heavyweight champion will go before a judge in Nashville on February 11, 2016. They are seeking damages from the fact that Steiner disparaged the company even though he allegedly agreed not to do so in his contract.
September 22, 2015
In a move that doesn't come as a shock to many, Kenny King has apparently left TNA. No details have been revealed, but he showed up at the ROH pay per view this week. His previous contract allowed him to work Impact Wrestling episodes and on independent wrestling shows that are not being televised. Showing up in Ring of Honor is a sign that he is no longer working for Total Nonstop Action.
September 19, 2015
While nothing has been officially confirmed, there is speculation circulating that TNA has signed a contract extension with Destination America. It is said to be a short term deal, so that the two sides can continue negotiations without having to take Impact Wrestling off the air. The belief is that the network wants a more favorable deal with Dixie Carter because advertisers simply are not biting.
September 19, 2015
Since their television contract is expiring soon, TNA is shopping Impact Wrestling to various networks. They are trying to gauge interest in their weekly wrestling show. That does not mean that they are completely done with Destination America. Dixie Carter is still negotiating a new deal with the network. However, it is just a smart move to see what other offers are on the table.
September 18, 2015