Later on in July, WWE is planning on doing a quick tour of Japan, and they were hoping to bring along Hideo Itami for a couple of crowd pleasing matches. Unfortunately, though, a shoulder injury is going to rob everyone of the chance to see that happening. However, management is still going to be bringing Itami along for the ride, as they feel that a special guest appearance is better than nothing. He has been heavily involved in promoting the shows.
May 19, 2015
Later on this summer, TNA will have neither of the Hardys on Impact Wrestling. As many of you already now, Jeff Hardy is sidelined by an injury suffered during a dirt bike accident. His older brother Matt Hardy is going to be taking some time off as well. His reason, though, is because he wants to stay home and look after his pregnant wife. Reby Sky revealed the decision on social media and should be giving birth very soon.
May 15, 2015
As expected, Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy were forced to vacate the tag team championship because the former has been left on his own as the latter is going to need several months to recover from a dirt bike injury. TNA has decided to have Bobby Roode and Austin Aries join the fray. The two of them will be facing Davey Richards and the returning Eddie Edwards in a best of five series to determine which team will hold the belts.
May 9, 2015
Thanks to some untimely injuries, NXT is going to be taking a hit at the top of their roster. Hideo Itami is the latest person to be placed on the injured reserve list. He sustained a shoulder injury, and the initial prognosis is that he will be required to miss at least 6 to 8 months of action in order to proper rehabilitate the damaged body part. Itami was in the midst of a push, and he was scheduled to be promoted to the main roster in the near future.
May 7, 2015
Considering how bad the injury is, Jeff Hardy underwent surgery today to repair a broken leg that was caused by a dirt bike accident. The situation has caused a bit of a headache for the creative department in TNA. He was one half of the tag team champions, so the stories will need to be modified. A decision has to be made on what to do with those championship belts. The belief is that Matt Hardy will be forced to vacate them.
April 29, 2015
In a sign that WWE is going to push him, Wade Barrett was given the King of the Ring victory over Adrian Neville tonight. Plans must have been changed backstage recently because he was initially booked to put over Daniel Bryan at Extreme Rules a week ago. The absence of Bryan itself may have led to the change in decisions. The front office also did a good job of protecting Neville in the match by making it seem like he had a rib injury.
April 28, 2015
The tag team division in TNA has faced some bad luck as of late. First, the Wolves were forced to drop the championship when Eddie Edwards suffered an injury that was going to keep him on the sidelines for six months. The new champions crowned were the massively popular Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy. Now, they are going to have to find new titleholders because Jeff has suffered a broken leg during a dirt bike accident.
April 28, 2015
While fans waited until the day of the pay per view to find out, WWE had actually made the decision to remove Daniel Bryan from Extreme Rules on Friday. The belief is that management opted against revealing that immediately because they wanted interest on the show to remain as high as possible. Many were looking forward to seeing Bryan work the event because that would mean that his injury was not as severe as initially believed.
April 28, 2015