Back in May, Chris Hero was backstage at Impact Wrestling and reports stated that he talked a bit with management about a possible contract. Well, it looks like that deal is not going to be happening anytime soon because TNA is showing very little interest in the move. Hero might have a shot with GFW if he can convince Jeff Jarrett that he is still an asset in this industry after a disastrous run in WWE.
August 22, 2015
It is unfortunate for wrestling fans in the Untied States that promoters here are unable to figure out how to get dual contracts so that performers can work in multiple places. In Japan, Kota Ibushi was the first person to do just that, as he was under contract with New Japan and a promotion called DDT. Companies like ROH, GFW and TNA would receive quite a boost from the talent exchange.
August 14, 2015
Rumors have surfaced that one of the reasons why a contract between WWE and Destination America has not been reached yet is the time slot. The network would obviously love to open up their Thursday night wrestling block with the most popular promotion, as it would draw viewers to TNA and ROH. However, Vince McMahon is not very keen on the idea of helping out his competition.
August 14, 2015
When it comes to job security within TNA, Mahabali Shera is ranked near the top of the list. That might surprise some within the internet wrestling community, but it makes sense from a business standpoint. The company signed a massive television contract in India, so they are going to want his presence around for as long as possible. The deal runs out in 2022.
August 9, 2015
During a recent interview, Rob Van Dam revealed some rather interesting details about his business relationship with WWE. While he is not officially under contract as a performer, the former world heavyweight champion is not legally allowed to work for TNA or ROH because he has a merchandise deal. RVD states that he intends to make another return some day, but he is in no rush to do so at the moment.
July 31, 2015
It appears that Bully Ray is gone from TNA as quickly as he showed up. Some reports are stating that the former world heavyweight champion quit the company, while others are stating that he could not have quit since he was no longer under contract. This was always planned as a short term thing. Bully has already shot and filmed his segments for Impact Wrestling. No word yet on what his plans are now.
July 24, 2015
When TNA decided to bring Shawn Hernandez back into the company, they asked him if he was contractually free from Lucha Underground. He insisted that he was, but that turned to not be true. Dixie Carter was contacted about the issue. To avoid a potential lawsuit, she decided to release Hernandez from the promotion and remove filmed footage from upcoming episodes of Impact Wrestling.
July 15, 2015
During a recent interview, Brutus Magnus revealed a rather interesting detail about his contract with TNA. He stated that there was some sort of clause in there that prevented the company from ever being able to release him. Magnus did not go into further details, but he stated that he left the company on very good terms, so a potential return down the line has not been ruled out by either side.
July 13, 2015
After teasing it last night, it has now been revealed that Bobby Roode will indeed be at the first GFW television taping that is taking place later this month in Las Vegas. The former world heavyweight champion is being allowed to add his star power to help the new promotion get up off the ground. He is still under contract to TNA.
July 2, 2015