Category - TNA

Billy Corgan joins TNA’s creative team

TNA

In quite a surprising move, TNA today announced that Billy Corgan, founder of the Smashing Pumpkins and creative icon, is joining the company as Senior Producer, Creative and Talent Development, effective immediately. In this position, Corgan will develop characters and create story lines for TNA’s Impact and other programming. “I’ve known...

Lack of payments affecting TNA production crew too

TNA

Brian Fritz from The Sporting News is reporting that it’s not just TNA talent that has not been paid, but their production staff, most of who are freelancers, have also not been paid lately. Fritz says that according to one person from the production crew who wished to remain anonymous, they have not been paid yet for the One Night Only PPV...

Carter wishes Taz well after departure from TNA

Dixie Carter

TNA President Dixie Carter wished Taz well in a message on Twitter after he announced his departure from the company. “You are such a talent, an amazing family man and a legend inside the ring @OfficialTaz. Wish you all the very best always,” Carter wrote. Other TNA talents also chimed in and wished Taz luck wherever he might end up. The man...

Taz officially gone from TNA Wrestling

Taz

Taz is officially gone from TNA Wrestling as he announced his departure on his Twitter, ending a few days of speculation over his future after he refused to go to work since he wasn’t getting paid. “Like to thank TNA Wrestling for the opportunity to apply my craft for past several years. Best wishes to them in the future,” Taz wrote. “A...

Taz refuses to provide commentary for Impact due to no payments

Taz

Adding to TNA’s problems, multiple sources are now reporting that Taz refused to go to work after he was not paid for his services, leaving Josh Mathews to do commentary on his own for Friday’s Impact. The former ECW champion was supposed to fly to Nashville to record the commentary but decided not to go since he was not getting paid. Taz put...

TNA financial problems lead to late payments for talent

TNA

PWInsider.com is reporting that TNA has issues once again with payments for their talent and many of those under contract have not received a check in a while. This is not the first time that TNA had financial problems but they eventually managed to sort things out. The departures of people such as AJ Styles and Bully Ray all had to do with money...

Kurt Angle recounts how WWE blew him off last year

Kurt Angle

In an interview on Sports Illustrated, Olympic gold medalist and TNA champion Kurt Angle revealed that WWE basically blew him off when he called for work at the end of last year after his contract with TNA ran out. Angle said that when he called McMahon, Vince told him to talk to Paul (Triple H) as he was in charge of talent and when he called...

Destination America records best ever quarter thanks to TNA

TNA

Destination America, the home of TNA’s Impact Wrestling, issued a press release announcing that it has recorded its best first quarter ever thanks to the introduction of TNA on the network. Impact Wrestling premiered on Destination America on January 7, 2015 ranking as the 6th most social television program for the evening with...

TNA gets television deal in Canada with Fight Network

TNA

TNA Wrestling is finally back on the air in Canada as Fight Network has signed a multi-year deal with the company to broadcast Impact, Xplosion, and Greatest Matches. Beginning next Friday, April 3, Fight Network will premiere Impact Wrestling every Friday night at 9PM EST. TNA Xplosion will air on on Saturday nights at 11PM EST while Greatest...

TNA lands big television deal in Brazil

Impact Wrestling

TNA announced today that it has signed a new television deal in Brazil to bring Impact Wrestling for the first time ever to the country on the free-to-air sports broadcaster Esporte Interativo (EI). Impact Wrestling will first air on Esporte Interativo every Sunday at 10PM and fans will also be able to watch TNA’s monthly PPV and One Night Only...

Lashley and others sign new TNA deals

Bobby Lashley

TNA announced that three of its wrestlers, Bobby Lashley, Bram, and Robbie E, have all signed new TNA deals to keep them with the company. Ever since TNA moved to Destination America, the company has been busy re-signing several of its talent to new deals since they know they’ll be around till at least the Destination America deal is...

Kurt Angle wins TNA World title from Lashley on Impact

Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle made history on last night’s televised Impact show as he won the TNA World Heavyweight title for a record sixth time, beating Lashley in the main event of the show which was taped at the end of January in London, England. Angle’s TNA future was in doubt towards the end of 2014 when his TNA deal expired in September. A return to the...

The Wolves vacate TNA Tag Team titles at Impact tapings

The Wolves

TNA returned to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, yesterday to tape a few weeks worth of Impact Wrestling television shows over the next few days. The most notable news from last night’s tapings was the situation involving the tag team champions, The Wolves. One half of the champions, Eddie Edwards, suffered a broken heel last month during...

Matt Hardy signs new full-time deal with TNA

Matt Hardy

TNA announced today that Matt Hardy has signed a full-time deal with the company after working with them on a part-time schedule. In a video posted on YouTube two days ago, Hardy said he was enjoying being his own boss and making a lot of money but 8 months ago TNA came calling again. He worked both indy dates as well as TNA and he was getting...

TNA signs 7-year television deal with India’s Sony SIX

TNA

TNA and Sony SIX in India today announced a very long-term deal which will see Sony SIX exclusively carrying TNA programming until 2022. The partnership also includes a commitment to the discovery and development of talent from the Indian subcontinent to join the TNA roster, following in the footsteps of Mahabali Shera – who last year became...

Co-workers of Samoa Joe react to his TNA departure on Twitter

Samoa Joe

The departure of Samoa Joe from TNA Wrestling led to several of his peers write about him on their Twitter feed today. Leading the compliments was Kurt Angle, a man who had some epic feuds with Joe himself when he arrived in TNA. “To @SamoaJoe – 1 of the very best I’ve ever had the privilege to wrestle. Many Blessings to you and your...

Samoa Joe leaves TNA Wrestling

Samoa Joe

TNA has lost one of its longest serving employees as Samoa Joe announced yesterday that he is no longer working for the company in a short tweet. “I have decided to part ways with @ImpactWrestling. My very best to them moving forward, and my eternal thanks to the fans,” Joe wrote. He did not elaborate further as to why he’s...