Sting is said to have either made a verbal agreement or is close to a new contact with TNA Wrestling. The deal is said to be for one-year and he will work some television tapings and most all pay-per-views.
As we noted last year, there were differences of opinion regarding Sting. TNA President Dixie Carter sees him as a superstar whose name will help them in licensing deals and help make TNA look like a major league promotion. Sting is one of the top paid wrestlers in TNA making close to $500,000 a year. SpikeTV was so strong on signing him, they helped kick in money for his first contract.
TNA hadnâ<80><99>t gone nearly as high for people who arguably would have had more long-term value, saying the Sting price tag wasnâ<80><99>t relevant as a comparison point when it would be brought up due to Spike helping out.