March 26, 2016
For more than a decade, Bobby Roode and Eric Young have played key parts in the rise of TNA. Unfortunately for the company, that is no longer the case. Both men have requested their release, and management has granted them their freedom. No official word yet on what Roode and Young are going to be doing from here on out. Of course, rumors about signing with WWE have already surfaced. Nothing has been confirmed at this point in time.
March 20, 2016
When asked recently if he still has the WWE Hall of Fame ring given to him by Hulk Hogan during a story line, Abyss revealed that he gave that back as soon as the program was over. Some fans are still under the belief that it was a legitimate gift. During the interview, the long time member of TNA also stated that he does not regret turning down the contract that World Wrestling Entertainment offered him. A match with Undertaker was also offered.
March 13, 2016
Earlier in the month, Kurt Angle was in Columbus, Ohio to accept an induction into the International Sports Hall of Fame. During the same weekend, Triple H was also in town to film some segments for WWE at the Arnold Sports Festival. The two of them made time to have a little meeting. No word yet on what was discussed, but since Angle is no longer with TNA and is a free agent, the belief was that they discussed a possible return to World Wrestling Entertainment.
March 13, 2016
While he is no longer wrestling for TNA, Kurt Angle is not done in the ring. The former world heavyweight champion has signed on to wrestle Rey Mysterio at a show in Phoenix, Arizona on March 20. Interestingly enough, former WWE stars Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn are booked to do an MMA fight that night as well. In addition to those two genres, there will also be a boxing match featuring Roy Jones Jr fighting a fan.
February 12, 2016
In a rather interesting move, TNA officials contacted Lucha Underground officials to gauge their interest in doing a joint show in Dallas during Wrestlemania 32 weekend. Dixie Carter and her staff believe that if the two sides were to come together, it would create quite the buzz and capitalize on the thousands and thousands of WWE fans that are expected to head towards the pay per view. LU officials were not interested in the partnership.
February 4, 2016
While his appearance in NXT was only a cameo, James Storm stated that he had not intended to make a return to TNA so quickly afterwards. Things just came together. Storm, who is now teaming with Bobby Roode again, stated that he had some very good discussions with Triple H, whom he has called one of the most passionate people in professional wrestling. James believes that the door for a potential WWE return has been left open for him.
January 29, 2016
While doing an interview with WSVN TV, Alberto Del Rio was asked about his negotiations with TNA last year. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that he had every intentions of signing with the company when he started talks with them. Del Rio simply stated that the deal was never finalized because the company was going through some financial hardships. When they finally got the money, Alberto was already negotiating with WWE.
January 26, 2016