For those that missed the POP TV debut of Impact Wrestling, Ethan Carter is once again the world heavyweight champion in TNA. That is quite interesting as the original plans called for Bobby Lashley to defeat Matt Hardy for the belt. No official word yet on why management made the change, but there are speculations that Lashley might need to focus more on his MMA training now that he is a top contender for a Bellator title.
January 7, 2016
In a rather interesting development, reports have surfaced that TNA has informed their performers that they are going to be taping some content in India later on this year. The belief is that Dixie Carter might even do an episode of Impact Wrestling in that country. This comes as an interesting move because it has long been rumored that Destination America wants them to only tape episodes in the United States.
September 25, 2015
Uhaa Nation has been given a new theme song to use in NXT, and it is interesting to note that it is a piece that was utilized on the very first episode of Impact Wrestling that aired on Destination America. Since that could be grounds for a lawsuit, someone might have made a mistake backstage. A change should be expected soon, as the legal department already has their hands full with lawsuits.
July 26, 2015
As is usually the case, there are a lot of rumors swirling around about Impact Wrestling. The latest one involves Destination America losing interest in the product, even though the network has never made any statement suggesting such a thing. There are talks that Dixie Carter agreed to an out clause in September, which means that the network would be able to cancel the weekly show and TNA would be without a home once again.
May 16, 2015
Since he has been playing pretty close to his chest when it comes to negotiations on a new television deal, a lot of fans are skeptical that Jeff Jarrett is going to be able to secure a spot for GFW. Well, reports have now surfaced that he has definitely been in negotiations with several networks. The list includes WGN, Fox Sports 2 and CMT. The most interesting network on that list is Spike, which recently allowed Impact Wrestling to leave.
May 13, 2015
Some further details have been revealed in regards to Hector Guerrero leaving TNA. For starters, he was not really needed any more because the company no longer does a Spanish feed of Impact Wrestling. His broadcasting partner was no longer with the company, so Guerrero was simply floating around. Since his contract was set to expire soon, he opted to leave early, so that he can focus on his new career as a school teacher in Florida.
April 30, 2015
Kurt Angle revealed an interesting detail about his contract during a recent interview with the MMA Hour. He stated that he was only required to work 40 dates a year for TNA. Since the company tapes approximately 50 episodes of Impact Wrestling each year, that means that the former world heavyweight champion is not actually required to work house shows. Angle could opt to do some of them if he wishes, however.
March 18, 2015
The next series of Impact Wrestling episodes being taped in May should be interesting ones. There are talks that Elijah Burke could be making his return to TNA during that point in time. He even teased it publicly on social media. Burke left the company more than two years ago and has remained active on the independent wrestling circuit. Despite being one of the best talkers in the business, WWE showed no interest in bringing him back on board.
March 13, 2015
Those that watched Monday Night Raw this week, saw some interesting commercials during the break. Some of them featured promotional material for Impact Wrestling, which caught the attention of and annoyed a lot of WWE fans. Reports have surfaced that Destination America was the one that paid for those advertising spots. When they signed a deal with Dixie Carter, they promised that they would put in a lot of effort into TNA.
January 15, 2015