Thanks in large part to her backstage confrontation with Reby Sky, Awesome Kong has now been given her official release from TNA. Kong reportedly physically attacked Reby after throwing her stuff outside of the Knockouts locker room while the two of them were on the tour of Europe. Management could not allow her to stick around because it would send a bad message to the other performers in the company.
February 5, 2016
While working a tour of England, Awesome Kong, whose real name is Kia Stevens, ended up attacking Reby Sky while the two of them were backstage at the Manchester Arena. TNA officials had to release a statement so that fans would know that they are doing something about it. John Gaburick stated that Kong was immediately sent home from the tour and that further punishment could be levied after they do a full investigation into the matter.
January 30, 2016
During a recent interview, Shawn Daivari revealed a rather interesting story that took place backstage that caused him to abruptly quit TNA. During the planning for his Feast or Fired match against Cody Deaner, Eric Bischoff revealed that he was going to choose the person being legitimately fired as the match was going on. That enraged Daivari, who gave his notice and said that he would be working that final match as a favor to Deaner.
January 28, 2016
Over the weekend, Tommy Dreamer worked live events for WWE in Charleston and Canton. After that, he should be done with the company for the time being. The belief is that Dreamer will return to TNA and work backstage at Impact Wrestling. Tommy is said to be leaving World Wrestling Entertainment on really good terms, so it would not be impossible to see him making another return to the promotion some day.
January 17, 2016
When asked about his contract with TNA, Matt Hardy did confirm that it is expiring in February. He was very complimentary of the promotion and stated that he has more creative power backstage. Hardy is dedicated to helping the brand grow, as he feels that it is good for the industry to have multiple companies doing well. When asked about WWE, he did not rule out a potential return there, either.
December 31, 2015
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
Many people have long wondered what Hulk Hogan was like backstage. Robbie E shed a little light on that during a recent interview. The TNA star stated that he enjoyed working with the WWE legend when the two of them were in the same company. Robbie stated that Hogan was very easy to get along with. Plus, Hogan was very knowledgeable about the business so Robbie was able to receive some sound advice.
December 16, 2015
When asked if he would make a return to Lucha Underground, Shawn Hernandez flat out stated that the ship has sailed on that. He has backstage heat with the promotion because of how they handled his contract situation with TNA. Hernandez really wanted to be with a bigger promotion, but he lost that chance when the controversy arose. The belief is that Hernandez will continue to work the independent wrestling circuit.
November 11, 2015
Through social media, the Young Bucks revealed to fans that they have signed a new contract. Of course, to make things fun, the brothers did not bother to reveal which promotion that they are signing with. Instead, they listed out Lucha Underground, WWE, ROH, TNA and New Japan. The belief is that the popular tandem has not signed with World Wrestling Entertainment because they have backstage heat there.
October 27, 2015
Another person making a return to the ring is Al Snow. He recently revealed through social media that he was now available for booking, and he is willing to travel all over the world if the deal was right. Snow still has a backstage job with TNA, but his schedule with the promotion has been reduced due to the structure of their television taping nowadays. He also might be in the best shape of his career.
October 17, 2015