To clear the air, Taz revealed some details about his departure from TNA. He stated that his contract was up later on this summer, and he already had plans of moving on to do something else. The former world heavyweight champion stated that his decision to ask for a release was purely related to business. It was not personal, and he refuses to bash the company. The New York native also mentioned that he has no issues with Josh Mathews, whom he praises.
April 19, 2015
Looks like Taz and TNA could not work things out after all. The longtime commentator has decided to walk away from the company that he has been working with since 2009. While there are rumors floating around that he was upset with the front office because of late payment, there are also talks that the two sides simply could not come to a financial agreement on a new contract. He is said to be leaving on good terms.
April 15, 2015
Since fans are still clinging on to the rumors that TNA has been late in paying performers, Matt Hardy has decided to explain the situation in the hopes that some will be smart enough to understand. He stated that the front office has never been late in paying he and Jeff Hardy. The former US champion even posted a photo of the monthly fee check, per match check, royalty check and another check that was included in the new contract he signed.
April 15, 2015
In a sign that the company is still looking to upgrade their roster, TNA has announced that they have signed two of the top female performers on the independent wrestling circuit. Mia Yim and Marti Belle have been signed to contracts and will be debuting as the newest Knockouts on the roster very soon. Yim, in particular, caught the attention of the internet wrestling community on social media because she is friends with several of the big names.
April 11, 2015
In a sign that the company might be more popular overseas than in the United States, TNA is reportedly about to announce that they are going to be doing major tours in China, India and Australia. Word going around is that the deals are finalized for the first two countries, but the front office is just waiting to complete the contracts for the third one before making the big announcement. Dixie Carter is taking a pretty bold step here.
April 10, 2015
After securing a television deal with Destination America to air Impact Wrestling in the United States, Dixie Carter turned her attention towards bringing the TNA product to fans up north in Canada. She has accomplished that now. The company officially announced that they have signed a contract with Fight Network. The deal is for more than a year, so that provides some security and stability. The first episode airs this upcoming Friday.
March 30, 2015
The latest news coming out of the TNA front office is that the company has managed to secure a new contract with one of their top performers. Bobby Lashley has signed a new deal that will see him remain with the promotion for at least another year. The former world heavyweight champion is said to be quite appreciative of the support that Dixie Carter has provided him while he pursues a career in mixed martial arts.
March 21, 2015
The status of Brittany has been a mystery for much of the year. Some believed that was signing a contract with WWE to become a developmental diva in NXT, while others were saying that she had agreed to make a return to TNA. Neither of those scenarios has happened. The woman legally known as Santana Garrett is definitely not too injured to be used, as she still frequently performs on the independent wrestling circuit.
March 21, 2015
Since he attempted to get a contract with WWE, some are under the belief that there is backstage heat towards Crimson. By signing him to a new deal, TNA proved that there are no hard feelings. There is said to be no resentment from the locker room as well because the veterans in there know that there is only a limited amount of time in a professional wrestling career, so it is understandable to want to work for the biggest promotion.
March 21, 2015
Kurt Angle revealed an interesting detail about his contract during a recent interview with the MMA Hour. He stated that he was only required to work 40 dates a year for TNA. Since the company tapes approximately 50 episodes of Impact Wrestling each year, that means that the former world heavyweight champion is not actually required to work house shows. Angle could opt to do some of them if he wishes, however.
March 18, 2015