Since New Japan had short notice about Shinsuke Nakamura leaving the country to become a star with WWE, they were not able to book a bigger venue for his final match with the promotion. After 13 years of being a star there, there was a high demand from fans that wanted to say goodbye to Nakamura. That meant that scalpers were charging a whole lot more than the face value. Shinsuke signed a two year deal with World Wrestling Entertainment.
February 8, 2016
By now, most wrestling fans know that Kurt Angle will no longer be an in ring performer for TNA once his contract expires in a couple of weeks. However, reports have now surfaced that the former world heavyweight champion is in negotiations with the company on a new contract, which would see him being an ambassador for the promotion. Angle would also be working with younger performers and teaching them how to become a star.
January 22, 2016
As of you may already know, WWE is currently doing a tour of India. There was a little bit of backlash towards the promotion, though, as advocate groups wants the live events banned due to an on screen incident back in 1998 where Kurt Angle grabbed the Indian flag and blew his nose in it. World Wrestling Entertainment issued a public apology and suggested that the idea behind the segment belonged to Angle himself.
January 18, 2016
Over the weekend, Tommy Dreamer worked live events for WWE in Charleston and Canton. After that, he should be done with the company for the time being. The belief is that Dreamer will return to TNA and work backstage at Impact Wrestling. Tommy is said to be leaving World Wrestling Entertainment on really good terms, so it would not be impossible to see him making another return to the promotion some day.
January 17, 2016
There's a good amount of people on this planet that would love for WWE do another brand split, and one of them happens to be Roman Reigns, the reigning world heavyweight champion of the promotion. The second generation star told the Associated Press that there is a history of a brand split doing really well for World Wrestling Entertainment. Reigns believes that it could enable them to create some pretty cool story lines.
January 8, 2016
Over the past several days, TNA has been teasing a newcomer with the term, "Miracle". On the POP TV debut episode of Impact Wrestling this week, rumors about Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis joining the promotion have been confirmed, as the two former ROH star finally made their debut. Bennett informed Total Nonstop Action fans that he was there to pursue the world heavyweight championship.
January 7, 2016
When reports surfaced that Shinsuke Nakamura gave his notice to New Japan, the belief was that he was going to be sticking around and closing things up for the promotion. Nakamura was supposed to drop the IWGP Intercontinental Championship to another person. Word coming out of the company now is that Shinsuke is more than likely going to be heading to World Wrestling Entertainment before the month of January comes to an end.
January 6, 2016
During his latest podcast interview, Vince Russo stated that Dixie Carter and John Gaburick actually read up pretty frequently on what the internet wrestling community has to say about the product. Russo also stated that TNA tries to appease fans online in hopes of decreasing the amount of criticism that the promotion receives since they are trying to compete with WWE.
January 4, 2016
Since his name value has increased tremendously over the past year, a lot of wrestling promotions want a piece of Joey Ryan. Wanting to ensure their survival, Lucha Underground has decided to pick up bigger names, as evident by their signing of former WWE star Rey Mysterio. The promotion has also decided to pick up Ryan as well. He worked the first set of television taping over the weekend.
December 15, 2015