In a rather shocking bit of news, James Storm has asked for his release from TNA, and the company has granted that to him. No word yet on why he made this decision, but there has not been any reports of backstage heat between the former world heavyweight champion and management. It might just be due to the fact that he has not received a push in a while.
June 27, 2015
An interesting situation is shaping up backstage in TNA. At the end of this month, the contract for Austin Aries is set to expire. As of right now, no new deal has been announced. The belief is that Aries is still in negotiations with management. A lot of eyes are on the situation because it will be rather interesting if another veteran performer is allowed to leave.
June 23, 2015
The roster evaluation continues in TNA, and it loos like another performer has been allowed to leave the company. Sam Shaw revealed to his fans through social media that he was done with the promotion and is looking for opportunities elsewhere. While he was liked backstage, this is simply a matter of the front office wanting to go in a different direction.
June 22, 2015
While she remains on very good terms with the company, there are talks that Mickie James could end up not returning to TNA after she is done with her autograph sessions. The uncertainty does not stem from backstage heat or anything like that. Rather, it stems from her desire to stay home with her child more frequently.
June 9, 2015
The internet wrestling community is in a frenzy right now because of all the rumors floating around about Destination America canceling all TNA programming. Billy Corgan works backstage for the company, and he decided to chime in on the situation. Through social media, he stated that the person behind the false reports is being worked by a sloppy angle. Corgan did not clarify what he meant by that, but he seemed adamant about denying the rumors.
May 21, 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
There is some backstage heat currently between Taz and TNA. Reports have stated that he purposely skipped a voice over session for a taped episode of Impact Wrestling. It is said that he absolutely refused to get on his flight from New York City to Nashville because he was upset that his pay check was late. Josh Mathews ended up working the episode alone. There are talks that Al Snow could be the replacement commentator if needed.
April 14, 2015
While the move has been well received by the front office, the wrestlers backstage and TNA fans, there hasn't been a lot of buzz about Drew Galloway making his return to the mainstream professional wrestling scene in the United States. Management was hoping that his presence would draw in some WWE fans to Impact Wrestling, but that does not appears to be the case. Galloway is still quite the asset to the promotion, however.
March 22, 2015