For those that missed the POP TV debut of Impact Wrestling, Ethan Carter is once again the world heavyweight champion in TNA. That is quite interesting as the original plans called for Bobby Lashley to defeat Matt Hardy for the belt. No official word yet on why management made the change, but there are speculations that Lashley might need to focus more on his MMA training now that he is a top contender for a Bellator title.
January 7, 2016
When asked about his contract with TNA, Matt Hardy did confirm that it is expiring in February. He was very complimentary of the promotion and stated that he has more creative power backstage. Hardy is dedicated to helping the brand grow, as he feels that it is good for the industry to have multiple companies doing well. When asked about WWE, he did not rule out a potential return there, either.
December 31, 2015
Shortly after 2016 begins, Matt Hardy will become a free agent again. His contract with TNA is expiring soon. The former United States Heavyweight Champion enjoys working for the promotion, and the company likes having him around. A contract extension would not be shocking by any means. However, none of that is confirmed at the moment because Hardy has not revealed his plans for the future.
December 17, 2015
As many of you already know, TNA is doing a World Title Series to determine a new heavyweight champion. Tournament matches are being filmed this week, and there are rumors that Bobby Lashley is going to end up being crowned as the top guy in the promotion again. There are also talks that he will face Matt Hardy in the finals, which means that Ethan Carter will be out of the picture.
October 10, 2015
In a rather clever move to make the entire roster relevant, TNA has announced that they will be doing a world title series to determine a new lead champion after Matt Hardy vacated the belt in the main story line. Thirty two performers will be competing in a series of matches to determine who will have the most points. The belief is that this will eventually lead to a showdown featuring Ethan Carter in the main role.
October 7, 2015