Since they already spent the money and effort to film the segments, TNA officials have reportedly attempted to try to make a deal with Lucha Underground to let them use footage of Shawn Hernandez on upcoming episodes of Impact Wrestling. The latter company is said to be very much against the idea because they feel that Hernandez is still a part of their promotion.
July 17, 2015
When TNA decided to bring Shawn Hernandez back into the company, they asked him if he was contractually free from Lucha Underground. He insisted that he was, but that turned to not be true. Dixie Carter was contacted about the issue. To avoid a potential lawsuit, she decided to release Hernandez from the promotion and remove filmed footage from upcoming episodes of Impact Wrestling.
July 15, 2015
While doing an interview to promote his upcoming Ballers television series, Dwayne Johnson revealed that at one point during the Attitude Era, there were plans in place for he and Ray Lewis to team up at Wrestlemania. Scheduling conflict prevented the NFL legend from being able to wrestle. Johnson and Lewis played college football together.
June 19, 2015
Thanks to the success of Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens and Finn Balor, the road has been paved for independent wrestling veterans to make their way over to WWE. During a recent interview, Christopher Daniels stated that he is interested in following in their footsteps. However, he revealed that he is currently contractually obligated to ROH.
June 15, 2015
It looks like WWE has won the legal battle against the family of Eddie Gilbert, who had sued them for using footage of the performer on their network. It has now been revealed that the family filed a form to drop the lawsuit earlier this month. No specific reason was given, but the belief is that they came to the conclusion that they were not going to win the case.
June 15, 2015
In what is being viewed as quite the bold move, the NWA has decided to follow in the foot steps of WWE and New Japan by offering an online video streaming service. Their content is going to include footage from the 1960s until the early 1980s. The company is promoting the fact that they have nearly 800 hours of content for fans of old school wrestling. The video library is the one that is owned by legendary promoter Paul Boesch.
June 8, 2015
When WWE creates a DVD for a performer, they generally allow them some creative input. With Jerry Lawler, he is receiving a whole lot of input. The longtime commentator is being allowed to pick and choose which matches that he wants on the feature. Management is even paying him for the rights to use the footage, since Lawler owns most of the content from the Memphis territory. This is definitely a special case scenario.
May 20, 2015