I understand that a lot of America – and, indeed, the world – has woken up feeling like the wrong person won today.
That’s right. Rhyno didn’t get elected for a Michigan state House seat.
Which WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair did nothing to help, with the Nature Boy tweeting a photo of who he voted for on Election day.
Not Donald Trump. Not Hillary Clinton. But Ric Flair.
With the hashtag ‘Make America Wooooo Again’.
Try telling that one to Halle Berry.
Ric Flair’s former employer TNA is not only somehow still operating after the worst couple of months in the promotion’s history – being sued by its own President and leaking millions of dollars of debt – it’s actually making plans for the future.
PWInsider are reporting that Dixie Carter – who is remaining as the company’s Chairman somehow – has held a conference call with talents to update them on TNA’s volatile backstage situation.
Following last week’s lawsuit ruling against Billy Corgan trying to gain control of the promotion, Carter confirmed that he is no longer with the company, and neither is the Senior Director of Creative Writing Dave Lagana – who resigned last week with a statement thanking practically everyone who has ever worked in professional wrestling…apart from Dixie Carter.
With Corgan and Lagana’s departures, the current TNA creative team is now made up of John Gaburick (who reportedly tried to get a job with WWE in exchange for TNA’s tape library recently), Matt Conway and TNA wrestler Madison Rayne (who replaced the departing Christy Hemme earlier this year).
On the business side of things, Anthem Media’s Eric Nordholm will serve on the Board of Managers, which will guide the company going forward – and sounds like another heel authority faction storyline.
Carter said Anthem will be providing funds and resources to help take TNA to the next level, which apparently involved getting back to live show touring, strengthening their relationship with the Sony Six TV channel in India – now one of their only major sources of revenue after the UK channel Challenge dropped Impact Wrestling last week – and the idea of an ‘over the top’ network similar to the WWE Network, using TNA’s tape library. Overall the talk was described as a “rah rah call”.
On Sunday night Sin Cara and Chris Jericho got in a backstage fight during WWE’s international tour. According to Dave Meltzer, after a few heated words between the two, Sin Cara suddenly snapped and threw a wild right at Jericho.
Jericho is no angel himself, having had well-noted confrontations with Goldberg and Brock Lesnar backstage during his 17+ years with the company, but this is Sin Cara’s third altercation in the last couple of years – previously clashing with Sheamus and Simon Gotch of The Vaudevillians.
So WWE will reportedly be sending Sin Cara to anger management classes to address this pattern of behaviour. Hopefully him and Jericho can hug it out.
Now Billy Corgan and Dave Lagana are unfortunately no longer with the company, what can TNA do to revamp their product? Tell us about bringing back Billy Corgan and Dave Lagana in the comments below.