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
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
Rumors about Jim Ross signing with TNA have been floating around since the legendary commentator was released by WWE. For whatever reasons, they heated up again this week. Ross felt compelled to address the issue via social media. He stated that the rumors were not true. Ross also added that Impact Wrestling already has a great announcing team so he is really not needed.
December 2, 2015
There are rumors floating around right now that Solomon Crowe has possibly been released by WWE. His profile was removed from the roster page on the official website. To add even more fuel to the fire, Crowe himself posted a message on social media about the earth standing still. He had a bit of a following in NXT when he first made his debut but his momentum severely waned after that.
November 24, 2015
Reports have surfaced that Nick Dinsmore is in negotiations with WWE to make yet another return. Though there is a slight chance that he could be returning as an in ring performer, the general belief is that he is being brought back to be a trainer in the developmental system. Dinsmore worked in that capacity for much of 2014 before being released. Rumors stated that he was let go because of backstage politics at the time.
October 27, 2015
Earlier in the day, Carlito became a trend on social media because fans were abuzz because rumors surfaced that he was going to be making his surprising return to WWE. He was released from the company five years ago because he violated the wellness policy and refused to go to rehabilitation. World Wrestling Entertainment has been looking to bring back more of their Hispanic fan base.
September 20, 2015
Some new rumors have popped up in regards to Lisa Fox Lee being fired by WWE despite being with the company for nearly two decades. It is being said that Vince McMahon had her released because she was not able to successfully negotiate a contract to acquire the rights to the NWA library. The company wanted to prevent them from being able to create their own online video streaming service.
July 12, 2015
Last night, Impact Wrestling was filmed live in Orlando, and a familiar face was backstage. Chris Hero was said to be there visiting with old friends, which is the adage more frequently used because no one wants to admit that they are in negotiations with a company. Rumors have it that Hero did have a little talk with TNA, so that the two sides can gauge interest in a potential contract. He has been looking for another chance since his WWE release.
May 9, 2015
While there are still a good amount of fans out there that are denying the rumors, Seth Rollins has not used the Curb Stomp finishing move since word broke out that it was banned by WWE. Some further details about the situation have been released. It appears that the front office might have been forced into the situation because of advice that they received from their lawyers, who are currently battling multiple lawsuits from former wrestlers.
April 30, 2015
There are rumors floating around that the partnership between TNA and Wrestle 1 has come to an end. Much of the speculation stems from the fact that Seiya Sanada was released from his contract before it was set to expire in July. Interesting enough, Sanada has opted to remain in the United States instead of going back to work in Japan. Nothing has been confirmed from either the Great Muta or Dixie Carter at this point in time.
April 23, 2015