In 2005, WWE offered Terry Funk a contract to work the One Night Stand pay per view, which was an ECW reunion show, but the legendary performer opted to reject that deal, in order to work Hardcore Homecoming, an independent wrestling show held by Shane Douglas.
There are plans within TNA right now to have Rockstar Spud and Ethan Carter working as a tag team. People backstage feel that the two of them work very well together and have a better chance of connecting with the audience if they were to work as a unit.
Since the company wants to show that they are willing to push different wrestlers, it looks like TNA will be elevating Ethan Carter pretty soon. Management wants to have him working with the big name stars on the roster, in order to give him more credibility.