According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, TNA President Dixie Carter has been telling people to expect a major announcement soon.
There are several possible options. As we’ve been reporting for several months, TNA is looking for a new television network to host Impact Wrestling on Wednesday nights, after their current contract extension with Spike TV expires at the end of 2014. They have been in talks with at least five different networks, and the big news could be the announcement of a new television deal. This would be incredibly significant, as the company won’t be signing any new talent contracts for most of their wrestlers until their future is more concrete.
Others have claimed that a “major talent signing” is in the works that would shock viewers once Impact taped new shows in early 2015. Last week there were rumors that TNA had made a play for CM Punk, but that is most definitely not happening, and TNA itself refuted the rumors.
There’s also Kurt Angle’s situation to consider. The latest reports are that WWE offered Angle a full-time contract to return to the company, but he turned them down because his body just can’t keep up with that kind of work load anymore. It’s expected that he will re-sign with TNA and be at the next set of TV tapings.
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