For more than a decade, Bobby Roode and Eric Young have played key parts in the rise of TNA. Unfortunately for the company, that is no longer the case. Both men have requested their release, and management has granted them their freedom. No official word yet on what Roode and Young are going to be doing from here on out. Of course, rumors about signing with WWE have already surfaced. Nothing has been confirmed at this point in time.
March 20, 2016
When asked recently about why he was released from the company, Joey Ryan shared some interesting details about his relationship with TNA. He stated that the company released him because they were losing money when they started expanding their tour business. Ryan reiterated that he was not released because he did something wrong. Joey also states that he has a good relationship with management, so a return is possible.
March 13, 2016
The working relationship between Mr Anderson and TNA appears to be over. According to reports, the company released the former world heavyweight champion due to his behavior backstage at a recent television taping. No further details from that situation have been revealed. Fans at independent wrestling live event were witnesses to Anderson trashing the company. No word yet on what he plans on doing with his career next.
March 10, 2016
In a move that has been expected but still surprising, Daniel Bryan has announced that he is going to retire from professional wrestling. The former world heavyweight champion attempted to gain his release from WWE so that he can go wrestle on the independent wrestling circuit. However, Vince McMahon refused to let him out of his contract, which is similar to the situation that Rey Mysterio was stuck in not too long ago.
February 8, 2016
Thanks in large part to her backstage confrontation with Reby Sky, Awesome Kong has now been given her official release from TNA. Kong reportedly physically attacked Reby after throwing her stuff outside of the Knockouts locker room while the two of them were on the tour of Europe. Management could not allow her to stick around because it would send a bad message to the other performers in the company.
February 5, 2016
While working a tour of England, Awesome Kong, whose real name is Kia Stevens, ended up attacking Reby Sky while the two of them were backstage at the Manchester Arena. TNA officials had to release a statement so that fans would know that they are doing something about it. John Gaburick stated that Kong was immediately sent home from the tour and that further punishment could be levied after they do a full investigation into the matter.
January 30, 2016
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
Earlier in the month, Josh Bredl picked up a ton of backstage heat when he made comments about the Social Outcasts on social media. There is now talks that the Tough Enough winner might be placed into the Royal Rumble so that veteran WWE performers can punish him in the ring. World Wrestling Entertainment has done that before with Daniel Puder, who was released shortly after the in ring punishment took placed.
January 24, 2016
As some of you may already know, Rosa Mendes has been away from Monday Night Raw because she is currently pregnant. She recently noted that she was the first pregnant diva that WWE has employed. Many backstage believe that Rosa would have been released from her contract had Total Divas not been in existence. World Wrestling Entertainment felt that her pregnancy would be good for their reality television show.
January 22, 2016