While official numbers are not released since they are a privately held company, reports have surfaced that TNA offered James Storm 250 percent more than what WWE was offering him to work on the NXT brand. Rumors have it that World Wrestling Entertainment offered Storm less than $100,000 a year, which means that he has a six figure deal to become one of the centerpieces of Impact Wrestling for the time being.
January 26, 2016
Over the weekend, Tommy Dreamer worked live events for WWE in Charleston and Canton. After that, he should be done with the company for the time being. The belief is that Dreamer will return to TNA and work backstage at Impact Wrestling. Tommy is said to be leaving World Wrestling Entertainment on really good terms, so it would not be impossible to see him making another return to the promotion some day.
January 17, 2016
For the past several months, the status of James Storm has been up in the air. Many were under the impression that he had signed a long term deal with WWE, where he would help the NXT brand before giving it a try on the main roster. Well, reports have now surfaced that the former world heavyweight champion has decided to sign a two year contract with TNA, which means that he will be on Impact Wrestling for the foreseeable future.
January 9, 2016
For years, the internet wrestling community has bashed TNA for signing former WWE stars. Through an interview with the Associated Press, Dixie Carter noted that the roles have now been reversed, as World Wrestling Entertainment has been seeking out her performers now. Samoa Joe and James Storm, who came back to Impact Wrestling this week, are two recent examples.
January 8, 2016
There are rumors floating around that James Storm was booked to make an appearance on the first episode of Impact Wrestling to air on POP TV. However, the former world heavyweight champion denied that through social media. Storm is apparently meeting with TNA officials to see if a new contract can be signed. James never received a favorable deal with WWE to perform on NXT.
January 5, 2016
Rumors about Jim Ross signing with TNA have been floating around since the legendary commentator was released by WWE. For whatever reasons, they heated up again this week. Ross felt compelled to address the issue via social media. He stated that the rumors were not true. Ross also added that Impact Wrestling already has a great announcing team so he is really not needed.
December 2, 2015
In case you missed Monday Night Raw this week, Tommy Dreamer made his return to back up the Dudley Boyz in their feud against the Wyatt Family. Initially, Dreamer was scheduled to head over to India to work as a producer on Impact Wrestling. However, when TNA postponed the tour, he was free to sign a deal with WWE. The belief is that Dreamer will be around for at least another month.
December 1, 2015
Back in May, Chris Hero was backstage at Impact Wrestling and reports stated that he talked a bit with management about a possible contract. Well, it looks like that deal is not going to be happening anytime soon because TNA is showing very little interest in the move. Hero might have a shot with GFW if he can convince Jeff Jarrett that he is still an asset in this industry after a disastrous run in WWE.
August 22, 2015
It looks like Serena Deeb has finally decided to return to the spotlight. The former WWE diva worked a match at the Impact Wrestling taping. While some believe it might have been a one shot deal, there are those that are under the impression that she has been given a long term deal by TNA. Serena will be joining the cult stable that is led by James Storm.
June 25, 2015
When it comes to Havok, her status with TNA has been in question since the beginning of the year. The speculation arose when she worked an internet pay per view for another wrestling promotion. Further confusion was added when she returned to tape a couple of segments for Impact Wrestling. Rumors mills are now heating up again, as it has been revealed that the woman legally known as Jessica Cricks is doing a tryout for WWE.
June 4, 2015