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
After months of pondering his next couple of chapters in professional wrestling, Jeff Hardy has decided to forego an opportunity to return to WWE, the company that helped make him a global sensation. Instead, he opted to sign a contract extension with TNA, the company that gave him another chance to be a part of the industry that he grew up loving. No word yet on the terms of the deal, but it should be at least a year.
January 26, 2016
While official numbers are not released since they are a privately held company, reports have surfaced that TNA offered James Storm 250 percent more than what WWE was offering him to work on the NXT brand. Rumors have it that World Wrestling Entertainment offered Storm less than $100,000 a year, which means that he has a six figure deal to become one of the centerpieces of Impact Wrestling for the time being.
January 26, 2016
Since their contracts were set to expire, there were rumors that Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards were interested in negotiating with WWE again, especially since the company has been trying to collect as many established assets as possible nowadays. However, reports have now surfaced that Richards and Edwards have decided to sign a contract extension with TNA instead. The two of them will be heavily featured in the tag team division.
January 25, 2016
Since TNA feels that they had agreements with AJ Styles, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows before they decided to change their minds and join WWE, there is a very good chance now that Total Nonstop Action might actually be filing a lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment. The company really wanted to bring AJ Styles back to show the fan base that things are turning around once again.
January 24, 2016
Back when he decided that it was time to leave New Japan and head back to the United States, Karl Anderson negotiated with TNA on a contract. Reports have now surfaced that the offer on the table from management was for a yearly salary of $200,000. Anderson turned that down and opted to go with WWE instead. No word yet on what World Wrestling Entertainment is paying Karl, but he felt strongly enough to turn down the other offer.
January 21, 2016