Earlier today, a photo surfaced on social media that shows Austin Aries making his arrival at an NXT event in Florida. That has sparked rumors that the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion is on the verge of signing a contract with WWE to help add depth to the developmental brand. Management is now leaning towards the idea of having seasoned veterans mixed in with the fresher faces.
November 19, 2015
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
When she worked in TNA, LeiD Tapa had a bit of a following because the internet wrestling community found out that she was the nice of the Barbarian. Things didn't work out in the company, so she left to focus on developmental. Now that her skills have improved, LeiD has signed a contract with GFW to help kick start the women's division in the new promotion. She should be one of the female performers that go on tour this summer.
May 6, 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
Yet another former developmental wrestler has spoken out about Bill DeMott. Trenesha Biggers posted an email filled with allegation that she sent out years ago. In it, she states that DeMott never really gave her a fair shake and even went out of his way to make her feel like she was not a welcomed member of the WWE training program. The woman formerly known as Rhaka Khan in TNA stated that her career was hurt by the experience.
March 12, 2015
Shortly after Chris Jericho defended Bill DeMott from allegations of bullying, Ethan Carter decided to chime in. Prior to becoming a star in TNA, Carter was a developmental wrestler in WWE. He stated that he was one of the victims of the abuse from DeMott. Carter states that DeMott hit him in the head while he was suffering from a concussion. He also does not believe that management conducted a full investigation into the matter.
March 4, 2015
In a move that many thought would be impossible, it now appears that WWE will be signing Samoa Joe to a contract very soon. Reports have surfaced that the two sides have come to an agreement on terms. The belief is that the deal will not take place before April, as Joe has already committed to working matches for ROH in the month of March. Despite being a former TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Joe will be going through developmental still.
March 3, 2015
Now that he has signed a new contract with TNA, which will more than likely be the end of his career as an in ring performer, there are talks coming from WWE that the company was not interested in bringing Kurt Angle back whatsoever, despite reports that they offered him a full time deal not too long ago. The word is that management was only interested in bringing him back as a trainer or their developmental program in Florida.
January 2, 2015
It has been a busy week of negotiations for TNA, as the company is hoping to lock down their roster before Impact Wrestling makes its debut on Destination America. Another person that has been signed to a long term deal is Ethan Carter, the former WWE developmental wrestler who has found himself a new home. Many were under the impression that he was not going to be leaving, since management has shown a commitment to him.
December 31, 2014