While he would never admit it publicly, it is being said that Vince McMahon is keeping a very close eye on the upcoming tour of China that TNA is embarking on in a couple of weeks. WWE has long been trying to figure out ways of expanding their live events business into Asia. They only do a couple of shows a year there, but it would really be quite a boost to their overall revenue stream if they could find ways of touring there more frequently.
April 27, 2015
In order to help their performers make more money each year, TNA has decided to modify the rule that prevents them from working in other promotions. In the past, special permission was granted for the wrestlers to work on cards promoted by Tommy Dreamer, Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy. Now, they are free to work internet pay per view events for smaller independent companies. ROH is still not an option for the wrestlers, however.
April 16, 2015
Since they needed to focus on securing a deal with Destination America and getting talent to sign new contracts, TNA has not been able to work on reviving their struggling live events business. That should be changing soon, as management recently held a meeting to ensure to the performers that they will be back on the road soon enough. Company president Dixie Carter is aiming to do weekly live events again as soon as June or July.
March 12, 2015
While he would never publicly acknowledge his interest until he is contractually able to do so, the belief is that Mike Tenay would be very interested in joining Jeff Jarrett in GFW. The promotion still needs a lead commentator for when they start doing televised events. Some are under the belief that Tenay is not completely happy in TNA because he is now a producer instead of a commentator. Tenay was replaced by Josh Mathews this year.
March 5, 2015
When word broke out that Bobby Lashley had suffered some sort of injury, the specifics were not immediately revealed. Fans only knew that it was bad enough for him to be forced to cancel a fight with Bellator but not bad enough that he would miss time from TNA events. Reports have now surfaced that the injury involves his hands. While doing MMA training, it would swell up considerably whenever he attempted to grapple or punch.
January 30, 2015
Since she is one of the most successful female performers on the international wrestling circuit, former TNA star Sarita has been naturally linked as a potential signing for Lucha Underground, a promotion that has been trying to gain ground in the United States. However, a contract signing is unlikely to happen. She recently rejected a deal because her current contract with CMLL prevents her from working shows for a competing promotion.
January 26, 2015
One of the hot topics this weekend is the status of Havok, with many people wondering if she has left TNA. The speculations came up because she showed up at the SHINE iPPV. That prompted questions because Dixie Carter and company generally do not allow contracted performers to show up on televised events with competitors. The 28 year old has already filmed content with Awesome Kong for future Impact Wrestling episodes.
January 24, 2015
Since the company now has a new television deal with Destination America, many fans are naturally wondering if TNA will be hitting the road soon and doing live events. As of right now, that is not in the plans by Dixie Carter and her staff. The goal is to build up the brand again through Impact Wrestling. Once they have enough momentum, then they will consider going back on the road to do house shows. Management wants to avoid losing money.
January 9, 2015
While a lot has been changing within the company, one of the things that TNA will not be changing as of right now is their plans for pay per view events. Dixie Carter still believes that the best thing for business right now is to avoid going down that avenue for the time being because it simply is not profitable. The company will eventually want to get back into the pay per view business, but it will not do so until things have improved tremendously.
January 1, 2015
A wardrobe malfunction is not anything new to Velvet Sky. Aside from having wrestled countless of matches for TNA, she also does so in skimpy outfits, which delights most of the male fans in the audiences at the live events across the country. Velvet has posed without a lot of clothes in various photo shoots, so she has no qualms about showing off her body. The belief is that she is not embarrassed by being a little nude in the ring.
August 10, 2014