Since WWE had been collecting as much talent as possible, rumors of Jay Lethal finally signing with the promotion started to swirl. Well, those can be put to rest for at least another year, as the ROH World Heavyweight Champion has signed a contract extension to stay exactly where he is. The belief is that Lethal would much rather defend the world title around the globe instead of being forced to start over again in NXT, the developmental brand.
January 28, 2016
Since their contracts were set to expire, there were rumors that Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards were interested in negotiating with WWE again, especially since the company has been trying to collect as many established assets as possible nowadays. However, reports have now surfaced that Richards and Edwards have decided to sign a contract extension with TNA instead. The two of them will be heavily featured in the tag team division.
January 25, 2016
Rumors spread like wildfire today about an imminent release of Daniel Bryan after an anonymous email was released by someone that claims to work in the human resources department for WWE. They stated that the office was asked to process a contract release for Bryan. Upon hearing the rumors, World Wrestling Entertainment released a statement denying that Daniel was about to depart from the company.
January 13, 2016
When Davey Richards took to social media to let promoters know that he and Eddie Edwards were not available to accept bookings after May 1, it sparked a ton of rumors about what the Wolves were going to be doing. While some believe that they might have restructured their contract with TNA, others believe that they have finally made up with WWE and will be joining the NXT brand in the very near future.
January 9, 2016
There are rumors floating around that James Storm was booked to make an appearance on the first episode of Impact Wrestling to air on POP TV. However, the former world heavyweight champion denied that through social media. Storm is apparently meeting with TNA officials to see if a new contract can be signed. James never received a favorable deal with WWE to perform on NXT.
January 5, 2016
There are rumors floating around that Mike Tenay could be leaving TNA, as his contract with the promotion expires at the end of 2015. Management replaced him at the announce table with Josh Mathews. Tenay ended up working backstage with the production team. The belief is that the two sides will move on from one another, and Tenay will focus on his sports betting podcast job.
December 26, 2015
Rumors about WWE signing Shinsuke Nakamura are heating up once again. His contract expires in a couple of weeks. The 35 year old veteran has mentioned before that he would love to see if he can become a big star in the United States. New Japan has steadfastly been claiming that they are not worried about World Wrestling Entertainment stealing all of their top stars because they feel confident they can keep them around.
December 2, 2015
It was earlier reported that AJ Styles was under contract with New Japan until the end of the year, which sparked the rumors that he was signing with WWE to join the NXT roster. However, new reports have now surfaced that the former world heavyweight champion is no longer under contract with NJPW. He is simply working on a per date deal with the promotion and can leave when he wants.
November 20, 2015
Earlier today, a photo surfaced on social media that shows Austin Aries making his arrival at an NXT event in Florida. That has sparked rumors that the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion is on the verge of signing a contract with WWE to help add depth to the developmental brand. Management is now leaning towards the idea of having seasoned veterans mixed in with the fresher faces.
November 19, 2015
There are rumors floating around right now that AJ Styles and WWE have mutual interest in a contract. However, reports have now surfaced that the two sides have yet to make contact with one another. Styles currently has a contract with New Japan, but it expires in January. Rumors are going to keep floating until that point in time, as the internet wrestling community desperately wants the deal to finally happen.
November 12, 2015