In order to help their performers make more money each year, TNA has decided to modify the rule that prevents them from working in other promotions. In the past, special permission was granted for the wrestlers to work on cards promoted by Tommy Dreamer, Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy. Now, they are free to work internet pay per view events for smaller independent companies. ROH is still not an option for the wrestlers, however.
April 16, 2015
When Angelina Love showed a photo on social media of herself and her boyfriend Davey Richards at a wedding last weekend in Austin, the assumption was that Eddie Edwards was the groom. Angelina only provided the first name of the guy that invited them. It has now been confirmed that the TNA star is indeed the one that got married to his longtime girlfriend. A handful of wrestlers from ROH were in attendance at the event.
April 16, 2015
With rumors swirling that the company has been late on paying the performers, Manik decided to step up and defend TNA. He stated that he has been receiving his payments on time. The masked star also noted how wrestlers would not stick around if they were not being paid because their traavel expenses add up pretty quickly. If management were not able to pay them, then they more than likely would leave to work the indies.
April 14, 2015
During a recent interview, Drew Galloway revealed that he is the busiest professional wrestler in the world right now. Not only does he work for TNA on a regular basis, but he is still doing the independent wrestling circuit and international wrestling circuit. Galloway also revealed that he currently holds five championships on three different continents, which is an impressive feat. That means that he is constantly on the road or in the air.
April 11, 2015
During a recent interview, Devon revealed the reason why he and Bully Ray decided to open up their wrestling school about a decade ago. He stated that the two of them had gone to a school after leaving WWE and before joining TNA so that they could continue to work out. The students there complained repeatedly to the former ECW stars that they were not really learning anything. Thus, the decision was made to properly teach wrestlers.
April 1, 2015
While the move has been well received by the front office, the wrestlers backstage and TNA fans, there hasn't been a lot of buzz about Drew Galloway making his return to the mainstream professional wrestling scene in the United States. Management was hoping that his presence would draw in some WWE fans to Impact Wrestling, but that does not appears to be the case. Galloway is still quite the asset to the promotion, however.
March 22, 2015
The latest professional wrestler to make his way into Hollywood is Gunner. TNA issued an official statement to help promote the movie. They stated that he recently wrapped up filming The Battle of New Orleans, which is actually a working title. This is the first lead role in a movie for the former United States Marine. Interestingly enough, he played a member of an elite Navy SEAL as they engaged in a battle with an unknown opponent.
March 19, 2015
Over the last several weeks, John Gaburick and Dixie Carter have been going down their list and signing performers to new contracts. The latest person to close a deal is Rockstar Spud. He is now signed with TNA for at least another year. Spud is rather happy with the role that he has been given in the company. He was initially brought on board as comedy relief, but management kept their promise about turning him into an actual wrestler.
March 12, 2015
Yet another former developmental wrestler has spoken out about Bill DeMott. Trenesha Biggers posted an email filled with allegation that she sent out years ago. In it, she states that DeMott never really gave her a fair shake and even went out of his way to make her feel like she was not a welcomed member of the WWE training program. The woman formerly known as Rhaka Khan in TNA stated that her career was hurt by the experience.
March 12, 2015
Davey Richards is not the only professional wrestler saving lives. While he doesn't do it routinely like the TNA star, Vampiro has done the same thing this week. He was at a McDonald's restaurant in Ontario when he spotted an elderly man having seizures. The Lucha Underground announcer immediately called 911 and did CPR. The paramedics arrived, and the old man survived. The man legally known as Ian Hodgkinson was heavily praised.
March 9, 2015