— TNA taped several vignettes with Abyss at this week’s tapings to set up his return. Also, TNA is looking to scale back his reliance on thumbtacks and blood & gore. A few of his peers believe that he relies too frequently on gimmick matches and doesn’t have enough confidence in his actual wrestling ability.
— TNA officials are hopeful that former WWE star Bobby Lashley signs with them because they see him as another big name with star power. Kurt Angle and Booker T have been doing their best to recruit him for the company. Most sources believe that it’s only a matter of time before Lashley joins TNA. Lashley has also had some discussions with the NWE promotion (the promotion Ultimate Warrior is returning to) and Mexico’s AAA promotion.