For years, the internet wrestling community has bashed TNA for signing former WWE stars. Through an interview with the Associated Press, Dixie Carter noted that the roles have now been reversed, as World Wrestling Entertainment has been seeking out her performers now. Samoa Joe and James Storm, who came back to Impact Wrestling this week, are two recent examples.
January 8, 2016
For years now, WWE has largely neglected Samoa Joe. Now, rumors have it that he is finally joining the company. The reason for the change is a simple one. Triple H is now calling some of the shots. He is the one that expressed interest in bringing Joe on board. Kevin Dunn and Vince McMahon are still not sold on the former TNA star being able to be an asset on the main roster, but HHH is going to try to convince them otherwise.
March 23, 2015
It looks like MVP has found himself a new home in professional wrestling. The official announcement has been made in regards to him signing a new contract to remain with TNA for at least another year. The former United States Heavyweight Champion has been quite pleased with how the company has been utilizing him since he started with them. His status with the company had been a bit of a question mark with Samoa Joe leaving.
March 15, 2015
If you are a TNA fan that is sentimental about Samoa Joe leaving the company, you are going to want to tune in to Impact Wrestling on March 20. That night will showcase his final match in the promotion. Fortunately for those that love great in ring action, Joe was paired with Austin Aries in that match, which was filmed when the company was doing a tour of England earlier in the year. No word yet on how he will be written off of television.
March 11, 2015
We now have an official confirmation on a rumor that has excited many within the internet wrestling community. While doing an interview with Chris Jericho on his podcast show, Samoa Joe acknowledged publicly that he has had some discussions with WWE. The former TNA World Heavyweight Champion stated that negotiations are ongoing, but he obviously cannot provide any deals on the matter. Joe will likely be in NXT soon.
March 7, 2015