Earlier in the year, GFW created a bit of controversy when it announced that Brodus Clay was going to be working the upcoming summer tour of Minor League Baseball stadiums. It was odd that a performer contracted to TNA would be working for a new promotion that was founded by Jeff Jarrett. Apparently, things grew too uncomfortable, as Clay has announced that he has decided to pull out of the tour due to contractual obligations.
June 3, 2015
At the Lucha Libre World Cup, TNA and Lucha Underground formed a partnership. John Morrison teamed up with Mr Anderson and Matt Hardy, all of whom were former WWE stars, during the trios tournament. Initially, the belief was that Anderson and Hardy would be teaming up with Drew Galloway since they all worked for the same company, but Galloway ended up being on the international team with El Mesias and Angelico instead.
May 25, 2015
Since he is making his way up the industry, Moose has generated a good amount of attention from the bigger promotions in the business. He has been given a nice push by ROH. Jeff Jarrett signed the former NFL player to work his upcoming GFW tour. TNA is said to have him on the radar as well. Now, reports have surfaced that WWE attempted to sign the 31 year old for their upcoming season of Tough Enough. They wanted him to be a ringer.
May 21, 2015
When she worked in TNA, LeiD Tapa had a bit of a following because the internet wrestling community found out that she was the nice of the Barbarian. Things didn't work out in the company, so she left to focus on developmental. Now that her skills have improved, LeiD has signed a contract with GFW to help kick start the women's division in the new promotion. She should be one of the female performers that go on tour this summer.
May 6, 2015
While he would never admit it publicly, it is being said that Vince McMahon is keeping a very close eye on the upcoming tour of China that TNA is embarking on in a couple of weeks. WWE has long been trying to figure out ways of expanding their live events business into Asia. They only do a couple of shows a year there, but it would really be quite a boost to their overall revenue stream if they could find ways of touring there more frequently.
April 27, 2015
On May 24, 2015, AAA is holding another Lucha Libre World Cup live event in Mexico. TNA is going to have a presence there, as one of the teams competing in the tournament will be represented by that company. As of right now, Matt Hardy is the only performer that is confirmed for the team. However, management should be able to finalize deals soon to round out the rest of the unit. The two companies maintain a good working relationship.
April 24, 2015
An MMA reported stated through social media that Rampage Jackson lost his desire to do professional wrestling because of the way that TNA handled his career. In response, a representative from the company pointed out the special treatment that the former UFC star was given. The front office paid for a private jet, and they also provided accommodations to his entourage. It is also being said that Jackson was afraid of taking bumps.
April 24, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about the upcoming tour of China that TNA has planned. Apparently, it is happening a lot sooner than expected. The company is planning on doing three shows during the latter half of May. MVP is being heavily promoted since some will remember him from his days in WWE. Gail Kim is Asian, so that helps with the demographic. Jeff Hardy is advertised for the show, but his availability could be an issue.
April 20, 2015