While his appearance in NXT was only a cameo, James Storm stated that he had not intended to make a return to TNA so quickly afterwards. Things just came together. Storm, who is now teaming with Bobby Roode again, stated that he had some very good discussions with Triple H, whom he has called one of the most passionate people in professional wrestling. James believes that the door for a potential WWE return has been left open for him.
January 29, 2016
In case you missed Monday Night Raw this week, Goldust approached R Truth backstage and asked him in his own creepy way to form a tag team. This is actually an idea that WWE has been discussing, as neither of the veteran performers have been doing anything on a consistent basis. Truth has been utilized for the occasional quick laugh, while Dustin Rhodes has been mostly an afterthought since returning from his long injury absence.
January 26, 2016
After months of pondering his next couple of chapters in professional wrestling, Jeff Hardy has decided to forego an opportunity to return to WWE, the company that helped make him a global sensation. Instead, he opted to sign a contract extension with TNA, the company that gave him another chance to be a part of the industry that he grew up loving. No word yet on the terms of the deal, but it should be at least a year.
January 26, 2016
In a sign that TNA may be loosening up the purse strings again, reports have surfaced that the company had negotiations with AJ Styles about a potential return that would have seen the former world heavyweight champion return to the promotion in time for their debut on POP TV. The two sides were not able to reach an agreement in time. Plus, Styles currently has a favorable deal on the table from WWE.
January 18, 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
Since 2016 began, Paige has yet to work a match. It has now been revealed that WWE is keeping her out of the ring because they want to make sure that she is fully recovered from the concussion that she recently suffered. The popular diva has been telling fans that it is not a major injury but management really wants to make sure that performers are healthy enough before clearing them for a return.
January 12, 2016
Earlier in the month, Kenny Omega shocked New Japan fans when he turned on AJ Styles and effectively took over leadership of the Bullet Club stable. While some believe that was done because of his potential signing with WWE, the move was actually planned ahead of time. Management got the sense that Styles was going to be returning to the United States, so they wanted him to leave on a high note as a baby face with the fans.
January 11, 2016
Over the past couple of years, Luis Urive has gone through so many name changes that he might need a reminder in the locker room before he steps out into the arena. After portraying Sin Cara in WWE, he returned to AAA and was known as Myzteziz. Some controversy arose and he was forced to change his moniker once again. Urive is now going by the name of Caristico, which is a play on his original Mistico name.
January 11, 2016
While it wasn't a very well known thing, Konnor was on the sidelines with what is believed to be a jaw injury of some sort. The Ascensions member recently made his return to WWE and is back on the road again. The belief is that he should be back on Monday Night Raw soon. Management isn't interested in pushing the tandem, however, so he might not be back on television right away.
January 10, 2016
When Chris Jericho made his return to WWE, fans had an interesting reaction this time around. Some started to criticize the former world heavyweight champion for coming back far too frequently. Jericho responded by saying that while he loves all of the fans, he feels that some people complain way too much. Chris also stated that since he still has a passion for wrestling, he is going to keep coming back to World Wrestling Entertainment.
January 8, 2016