One source is saying that the morale among the TNA wrestlers is actually worse now than when Impact was just an hour long. Even though the show is two hours, some wrestlers get flown to the tapings and don’t work at all because there’s no room. When they ask about why they’re not being used, they’re told that there are now over fifty wrestlers under contract and they have to make sure that everyone gets used regularly & gets their fair share of television time, so well, that inevitably leaves some guys off the show. WrestleZone.com is also reporting that there are also some complaints from the guys regarding the women’s division because it takes away television time that can be devoted to them instead, at least from those individuals who fly in for the taping and end up sitting around doing nothing.
Not too many people have noticed this, but when TNA relaunched their website, Bob Backlund’s profile was quietly removed from the roster page. So well, it would appear that his stint with the company is through. His last TNA appearance was at the Hard Justice pay-per-view in July as he & Jerry Lynn lost to Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin in a tag match.