While the internet wrestling community has been mocking TNA for putting the world heavyweight championship on Matt Hardy, there are rumors floating around that the reign might not last all that long. There are those that believe that the move was simply done to put more heat on Ethan Carter. The story would play out where Carter finds a way to take the belt back through some sort of scripted legal methods.
October 6, 2015
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
When you look at someone like Rockstar Spud, you don't normally expect him to be receiving a shot at the world heavyweight championship. Well, that is the opportunity that TNA is about to give him when they do a tour of his home country of England. Spud will be challenging Ethan Carter for the belt during that tour. A title change is not expected, but it should not be completely ruled out.
August 24, 2015
To take things up a notch, TNA has announced that they are creating a King of the Mountain Championship for the person that wins the match on Sunday. There are talks that Jeff Jarrett could be given the victory and the belt so that he can make it an inter promotional championship that will be defended on Impact Wrestling and at GFW live events.
June 26, 2015
Earlier in the year, there were reports that Destination America had pushed TNA towards putting the world heavyweight championship on Kurt Angle because they feel that would be the best thing for marketing. During a recent interview, Angle confirmed it and thanked the network for being so supporting towards the company.
June 23, 2015
Close observers of TNA have already known for quite some time now that Ethan Carter would some day carry the world heavyweight championship. During an interview with the Mirror, Kurt Angle essentially confirmed it. He states that while he does not know all the specifics of the push, he does now that management wants to put the top belt on him before the year ends. Angle said that there is a possibility he might be the one to drop it to him.
May 23, 2015
To clear up all the speculation surrounding his return to TNA, Bully Ray took to the air to reveal that his appearance on Impact Wrestling was a one time thing. He stated that the front office called and told him that they needed a special guest referee for a world heavyweight championship match. Since he thought it would be fun, Bully opted to sign on for the episode. He stated that he and Devon still enjoy having independent status.
May 12, 2015