During the Bound For Glory pay per view on Sunday night, Shane Helms made his television return by entering the ring to congratulate Tigre Uno for retaining the TNA X Division Championship. The belief is that the front office is trying to set up a match between the two. The hope is that Helms will provide some credibility for the champion. In case you didn't know, Helms has been working backstage for the promotion for some time now.
October 5, 2015
Rumors surfaced over the weekend that James Storm was in attendance at the NXT live event in Nashville. Some even go so far as to say that the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion was actually sitting in the front row. There were also those that said that Storm was watching from the backstage area. To clear up the rumor, he took to social media and let everyone know that he was a bar with his buddy.
October 3, 2015
While it could mean absolutely nothing, sources are stating that Jeff Hardy has been mentioned a bit more frequently than usual by the people backstage in WWE. The interest in his return has been slowly rising, it seems. Hardy is one of the higher paid performers in TNA, so if the company is looking to save cost, then they might negotiate a mutually agreed upon release in the near future.
September 13, 2015
Apparently, there may be some backstage heat between Devon and TNA. While responding to a fan through social media, he asked the person to not use the word impact, which of course is a reference to Impact Wrestling, because it brings up a lot of bad dreams. The angst could be due to the fact that management opted to not bring him back when his contract expired.
September 9, 2015
Back in May, Chris Hero was backstage at Impact Wrestling and reports stated that he talked a bit with management about a possible contract. Well, it looks like that deal is not going to be happening anytime soon because TNA is showing very little interest in the move. Hero might have a shot with GFW if he can convince Jeff Jarrett that he is still an asset in this industry after a disastrous run in WWE.
August 22, 2015
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