When James Storm made his debut in NXT, he did not bring beer out to the ring with him. That was something that he was well known for doing in TNA. The reason why he did not is because Storm respects Steve Austin. The two of them are friends in real life, so he did not want to do anything remotely close to being gimmick infringement. Austin is known for always having beer with him.
October 28, 2015
As some of you may already know, TNA is doing a tour of India later on this month. Management really wanted James Storm to perform in that country, so they contacted him around the time that he made his NXT debut. The reason why Storm was such a priority for the front office is because they really wanted him to continue his feud with Mahabali Shera, who will be heavily featured in his home country.
October 12, 2015
One of the reasons why Elijah Burke has not already made his in ring return to TNA is because he has scored himself a role in an upcoming television series called Realms, which will make its debut on October 15. The series has a horror and science fiction theme to it. Burke recently reiterated publicly that he fully intends to wrestle once again if his schedule clears up.
August 14, 2015
As some of you may have seen on Impact Wrestling, Taryn Terrell did a heel turn and introduced a new stable called the Dollhouse (with Mia Yim and Marti Belle). The trio attacked Awesome Kong to help Taryn retain the belt. That has led many to wonder what Kong would do next. There are rumors floating around that TNA is considering a face turn for her. She would debut a kinder and gentler version of her character.
April 27, 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
It appears that TNA had a well written plan all along for Rockstar Spud. They purposely made him an annoying character when he first made his debut in the company. The goal was to make fans have strong feelings towards him, even if some of it was negative. In professional wrestling, no heat is the worst heat. The creative department was then deftly able to slowly convert his character into a lovable underdog that could be a serious threat in the ring.
March 22, 2015
For those of you that are wondering if those Brooke Tessmacher nude pictures are real, they are. She bared it on in a couple of photo shoots on the beach. This was before she made her professional wrestling debut in WWE. Management were aware of the existence of the pictures, but it was considered a non issue at the time. TNA is also aware of them, and they do not view it as something that will cause a negative reaction towards Brooke.
February 22, 2015
For those that have not heard, former WWE star Drew McIntyre recently made his debut on Impact Wrestling. He is now under contract to TNA. Many are curious to see how much of a push he is going to receive, as some felt that he should have already been a main event performer in this industry by now. His current company wants to start him off a bit slower than what fans would like. There are talks that he will form a tag team with Crimson.
February 18, 2015