Rumors have been floating around that Randy Orton is set to make his much needed return to WWE in April. It has fueled speculations on the former world heavyweight champion being a last minute addition to Wrestlemania 32. The belief is that he won't be working the pay per view because it would seem like such a random addition at this point in time. Orton could be used on the Monday Night Raw that follows the big event. Surprises are needed there.
March 24, 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
Earlier in the month, Kurt Angle was in Columbus, Ohio to accept an induction into the International Sports Hall of Fame. During the same weekend, Triple H was also in town to film some segments for WWE at the Arnold Sports Festival. The two of them made time to have a little meeting. No word yet on what was discussed, but since Angle is no longer with TNA and is a free agent, the belief was that they discussed a possible return to World Wrestling Entertainment.
March 13, 2016
While many wrestling fans are thrilled that Shane McMahon has finally made his much anticipated return to WWE, that feeling of joy might soon be gone because reports have surfaced that he doesn't plan to stick around after his match at Wrestlemania with the Undertaker. This is designed to be a short term deal, and McMahon still wants to continue to make his mark on the business world. Another potential return hasn't been ruled out yet.
February 25, 2016
When asked if he would consider a return to WWE after being unceremoniously fired after bully allegations came to the surface, Bill DeMott stated that it would definitely be something that he would consider doing because of his love for professional wrestling. DeMott also stated that he loves the business so much that he takes every chance that he can get to attend wrestling seminars. There's still a chance that he might return to NXT.
February 18, 2016
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