This rather interesting picture surfaced on Twitter this week. It's Alpha Female, who signed a contract with TNA while they were on the European tour, and LeiD Tapa carrying Al Snow, a backstage agent for Impact Wrestling.
John Gaburick, the former WWE executive who now has a lead role in TNA, reportedly has some backstage heat with Eric Young during one of the television tapings on the European tour. The two were arguing over the longevity of a spot filmed for Impact Wrestling.
It appears that the story line and character development for Brutus Magnus is working, as fans have been booing him during the European tour. Many backstage were expecting him to receive cheers like Rockstar Spud has been receiving, but they're pleasantly surprised by the crowd reaction.
In a bit of news that will be troublesome to fans who are concerned with his health, Kurt Angle has postponed surgery on his knees. He was initially supposed to go under the knife in January, but pushed that back to work the European tour with TNA, and there's talks that he might postpost it even further than that.
Looks like TNA picked up some more assets while they're on their European tour. The company has signed Alpha Female, a German born wrestler who works in England. She's expecting to make her debut on Impact Wrestling very soon and could be paired up with a male performer.
Mr Anderson was written off of television on Impact Wrestling, and he's also now the father of newborn twins, so that led many to believe that he was going to be skipping the current European tour that TNA is on. However, it has now been confirmed that he is overseas with the company.
"One time, and this is a true story, we were in South Africa and [Cena] started battle rapping. He started rapping with someone and it was awesome. He went five minutes just talking about things around the room. And we were like, 'Oh my gosh. Where did that come from?' Tommy Dreamer heard it and Tommy took it to Shane McMahon and Shane McMahon heard it and took it to Vince McMahon and next thing you know he's a rapper on TV…and he had already been with us six months or so. Slowly but surely he just became John Cena the superstar."
- Tommy Dreamer telling a backstage story
For a while there, Aksana had some backstage heat on her in WWE because of her performances during the European tour. However, a lot of that heat has died down tremendously, as she has slowly received more television time. Aksana is also a candidate to join Total Divas next season.
Another person that has been gaining some power backstage in TNA is Taz. Aside from being the voice of Impact Wrestling, he also has been helping out with the creative department. Taz was also instrumental in the return of Tommy Dreamer to the front office.
While he made his return to the company in a full time capacity recently, Tommy Dreamer has no plans on wrestling all that frequently for TNA. He is simply there to work backstage as an agent. Dreamer also mentioned that he was open to more responsibilities within the promotion.
Within the industry, Jeff Jarrett is viewed as someone that has a great sense of business and is quite versatile, so when he opted to leave TNA, Dixie Carter decided to replace him with someone similiar. Tommy Dreamer is now filling the role once held by Jarrett.
While it appeared that he was only coming back to work a couple of matches for the company, it now looks like Tommy Dreamer is back full time with TNA. The former ECW star worked the latest television event as a backstage agent and was reintroduced during the talent meeting.
Tommy Dreamer noted on Twitter that it has been thirteen years since the very final ECW show took place, and the former champion posted a special picture of some of the stars from backstage.
While he worked two shows for the company this week, Tommy Dreamer is not signed to a long term deal with TNA. Since the two sides are working on a business deal and have remained on good terms, the veteran performer agreed to work the events.
Tommy Dreamer will be working for TNA tonight when the company films their one night only Hardcore Justice pay per view in Massachusetts. The former ECW and WWE star will be taking on Ethan Carter in a tables match.
TNA wants a successful tour of Europe in January, so they're hoping to have AJ Styles involved. The company either wants him to make a surprise return during an episode of Impact Wrestling that is being taped overseas or on an episode before that.
Tommy Dreamer tweeted a special happy birthday message to DOC, formerly known as Luke Gallows in WWE.
Tommy Dreamer has announced that he will bringing back his YouTube show. It appears that former WWE diva Shelly Martinez, known as Ariel in ECW, will be his first guest.
Speculations about Jeff Hardy leaving TNA have increased, as the former world champion will not be joining the company as they do a tour of England in January. He is also expected to miss at least a couple of episodes of Impact Wrestling as well.
ECW legend Tommy Dreamer will be returning to TNA at the end of December to work the Hardcore Justice pay per view.
WWE sent Dean Malenko, who has been working as a backstage agent over the last several years, home early from the European tour because of chest pains.
Even though he did not work the recent European tour, merchandise sales for items featuring Sin Cara were pretty high, which helps him get back on the graces of people in management.
In a rather interesting segment at a WWE live event in England, ring announcer Tony Chimel kicked Curtis Axel in the gut and delivered a Stone Cold Stunner.
WWE fans at a live event in Austria this weekend were surprised when Zack Ryder was given a victory over Damien Sandow.
Tommy Dreamer revealed that his wife, Beulah McGillicutty, has been hospitalized with post concussion syndrome.
Since he's having to work on a nightly basis, John Cena is pretty banged up from the European tour.
While working a tag team match in England, Cody Rhodes hit his head pretty hard and may have a concussion.
Apparently, there are many backstage who have been critical of the matches that Aksana has worked during the European tour.
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman are headed on a tour of Europe soon to do special appearances and signings.
While WWE does not give her much television time, Aksana is being utilized on the European tour.
In order to advance their cross promotion, TNA star Bully Ray crashed a House of Hardcore show, promoted by Tommy Dreamer.
Tommy Dreamer is now doing cross promotions for his his House of Hardcore promotion with TNA.
John Cena and Antonio Cesaro had a special promo segment to end a live event in Germany.
At a live event in Belgium, Dean Ambrose defended the US title against Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston in a triple threat match.
Paul Heyman made his return WWE at a live event in Glasgow, Scotland over the weekend.
Natalya Neidhart revealed some lucky leprechaun socks that she is wearing during the European tour.
The advertised match on Main Event against Curtis Axel was canceled because Big E Langston had to miss the television taping to fly out for the European tour.
Despite not being utilized on television by WWE, Ricardo Rodriguez is being flown in for the European Tour.
Miz worked as a heel against Kofi Kingston during a WWE live event in Belfast, Ireland last night.
Since she is scaling back from her WWE duties, Lilian Garcia will not be joining the crew on the European tour this month.