Prowrestlingsheet.com reports that James Storm decided to turn down a WWE offer and return to TNA for financial reasons. According to Ryan Satin, WWE and Storm were negotiating for months and WWE's best offer was reportedly under $100,000 a year.
TNA, which was said to be desperate to want him back, offered him a two-year contract closer to the $250,000 range with a portion of merchandise sales.
In addition to that, his deal is said to be for guaranteed money and apparently WWE has left the door open for him to return down the line.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports
that Rey Mysterio's contract with AAA is expiring soon. Mysterio has a
two year deal with Lucha Underground now, which ties him to AAA.
There is a feeling that Rey will continue to work indie dates while
he still works for Lucha Underground. Mysterio is currently scheduled to
face AJ Styles for the first time ever on January 14th in Sheffield, England at the Sheffield Arena.
It appears that Taryn Terrell is no longer
being used by TNA. Terrell raised the speculation initially when she
gave interviews back in November saying that she’s found religion and
was conflicted over her faith and her role in wrestling. TNA hasn’t had
any shows since then, and since there’s been no announcement of her
release her status has remained uncertain.
That might no longer be the case though, as in the graphic posted to
Twitter announcing the Dollhouse vs The Beautiful People match for this
Tuesday’s live iMPACT! Wrestling debut on Pop TV, Terrell was replaced
in The Dollhouse by Rebel. At last word Terrell was still under
contract, so they may simply not be using her.
The talk within TNA is that the “Miracle” teaser videos are for Mike
Bennett. Bennett is coming into TNA with Maria Kanellis after having
finished up with ROH over Final Battle weekend.
Previous reports claim that Bennett is set to get a big push on his
arrival in the company. It is expected that the person behind the
Miracle gimmick will be revealed on Tuesday’s live Impact Wrestling
premiere on Pop TV.
UPDATE: TNA President has announced
another new match for iMPACT! Wrestling’s debut on POP TV. The Dollhouse
will now face The Beautiful People. The show will also feature the
semifinals and finals of the TNA World Title Series. Also, Bobby Roode
will defend his King of the Mountain title.
The show debuts on January 5 on Pop TV. You can check out Carter’s announcement tweet below.
At Friday's Global Force Wrestling tapings, the company crowned their first ever champions in Las Vegas, Nevada at The Orleans Arena.
Magnus won the GFW Global Championship, Christina Von Eerie won the GFW Women’s Championship, The Bollywood Boyz won the GFW Tag Team Championship, and PJ Black (Justin Gabriel) won the GFW NEX*GEN Championship.
AJ Styles will not be competing at this weekend's Ring of Honor tapings due to an injury.
The company announced at Friday's Glory by Honor XIV tapings that he suffered an undisclosed injury, however they did mention that he will be competing for the ROH Title at Final Battle against Jay Lethal.
IT BEGINS! – JEFF JARRETT TAKES A SHOT AT ERIC YOUNG, EY RESPONDS!
Jeff Jarrett took to GFW’s YouTube Channel and 104.5 The Zone Radio to speak about his return to IMPACT, Slammiversary and his King of the Mountain Championship Win. He speaks about Eric Young and refers to him as a “TNA guy through and through”, he puts Eric Young’s post Slammiversary twitter rant telling haters to “Go F***K themselves” due to his loss at Slammiversary. He speaks about EY’s disdain at Jarrett winning stating that he feels diminished as he does not have the legacy and accolades of a Matt Hardy, Bobby Roode and Jeff Jarrett.
You can check out both of these instances below;
Eric Young has responded to Jeff Jarrett’s comments stating that he is the ultimate King of the Mountain, that he should have won, stating how he has won every championship in TNA Wrestling, and states his intentions of bringing the KOTM Championship back.
This is quite obviously the beginning of an interesting TNA vs GFW feud over the King of the Mountain Championship.
Dolph Ziggler appeared on today's installment of The Chad Dukes Versus The Worldradio show and revealed that he has not re-signed with WWE. Here's a quote from Ziggler from his appearance:
“I’m thinking about it right now. I had a request for an upcoming contract that would end a few months from now, maybe two or three months from now, and they requested back what they would like, I countered another offer and we’re waiting to finalize some things. I love WWE and I can’t picture myself wrestling somewhere else but it’s also becoming now where that Wednesday and Thursday, I can’t just do that and get some outside live events for comedy and different movie and television options, which would only be to promote myself as a WWE superstar, to make myself a bigger star so I can advance more in WWE. So if I can’t find that happy medium, I might have to go away for a little bit. What I wanna do is make myself a bigger asset to WWE. If it involves leaving, that would crush me but it might.”
On the latest installment of "Talk is Jericho", The Big Show talked about his WWE career, his size and what he thinks about his character. He also commented on if his character right now is a babyface or a heel:
“I’ve done so much flip floppin’ s*it that I’m still dizzy. I wake up and go, What am I a good guy or bad guy today?”
Brian Alvarez mentioned on today's installment of Wrestling Observer Live that the plan is for Jeff Jarrett to bring the King of the Mountain Championship title to Global Force Wrestling, and defend the title against talent there.
Global Force Wrestling issued the following press release to us:
Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion and UK superstar, Nick Aldis, formerly known as Magnus at TNA Wrestling, has signed on with Global Force Wrestling and will be part of their next GFW Grand Slam Tour live events on July 9 in Wisconsin, July 10 in Pennsylvania, and July 11 in Ohio. He will also be headlining the first ever world television taping on July 24th, in Las Vegas.
“I’m ready to explore opportunities as a free agent that haven’t been open to me before. Jeff Jarrett has been instrumental in my career development and I have always respected him as a performer and promoter. As soon as I heard about GFW I knew that one way or another I would play a part. I’m very excited about that.,” said Aldis.
GFW Founder and CEO could not be happier that Magnus has decided to join the force. “Nick is one of the brightest stars in professional wrestling today and I could not be more excited to have him front and center promoting GFW. His star power in the UK will help give Global Force Wrestling the brand exposure we are looking for.”
Aldis also appeared on the United Kingdom revival of Gladiators, where he was known by the name Oblivion. “Aldis star power transcends pro wrestling and he is someone that we have had our eye on for months,” said Karen Jarrett Co-founder of Global Force Wrestling.
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