Almost every day last week had a new story about how TNA was going under, or being sold to WWE, or being bought out by Billy Corgan. But despite all the backstage uncertainty, they still managed to put on their biggest pay-per-view of the year Bound for Glory on Sunday night.
TNA’s majority owner Dixie Carter was rumoured to be holding a backstage meeting with all the company’s talent to update them on all that uncertainty before the event, but it didn’t take place.
Despite saying the meeting wasn’t scheduled for this week’s TV tapings either, PWInsider are now reporting Carter updated everyone at Monday night’s show in Orlando, Florida.
She addressed the late payments to talent, saying it was because TNA is often waiting for money to come in that they’re owed themselves, she revealed that they “scrambled” to get enough funds for Bound for Glory to happen, but the show was always going to go on, and that she is still the majority owner of the company, but acknowledged that there has been some in-fighting and a power struggle with the other owners.
One of those owners, Billy Corgan, who is trying to buy TNA outright, apparently declined to attend the meeting.
The talent also asked Dixie about the rumours that WWE were in talks to buy TNA. Carter reportedly replied that WWE did want to purchase the promotion, but said she “would not let that happen, although she could have. Carter also stated that the company still owns their own tape library in regard to rumors that WWE was purchasing that.”
Apparently Carter acted surprised that everyone was so worried about the status of TNA, and apologised.
In other news, Ric Flair claims he’s slept with Halle Berry.
In the AskNaitch part of his podcast, he answered a question about which celebrities have enjoyed a ride on Space Mountain. Space Mountain is what Ric Flair calls the act of having intercourse with Ric Flair. Presumably because it’s a rollercoaster of emotion and he probably ends up crying at the end.
That’s a joke about how he cries a lot in matches, not any underlying psycho-sexual issues.
The Nature Boy answered that he slept with Academy Award winner Halle Berry, shortly after she divorced baseball player David Justice – which sounds like a wrestling name if I’ve ever heard one – in 1997.
A representative for Halle Berry responded to TMZ, saying:
“There is NO truth to this! Halle has literally never even heard of him let alone met him!!!”
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