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At 7 minutes 40 seconds, yesterday had the
longest WrestleTalk News episode I’ve ever
Which just goes to show how fittingly BROKEN
the whole ‘Hardys leaving TNA’ situation
Our story continues with The Boss of WWE.
No, unfortunately not the Vince McMahon one.
In hyping their eagerly anticipated WWE Fastlane
match, WWE’s official Twitter account said
Nia Jax “claims to have broken” Sasha
Just as an aside, you know what really makes
me buy into blood feuds?
Banks replied: “You’re not @MATTHARDYBRAND
and I will never be broken!
This awakened The Broken One himself, who
tweeted Sasha a picture of his crazy, crazy
Control room, The Broken and WWE Universes
have made first contact.
And Hardy wasn’t done there.
Many months ago, in response to Matt formally
inviting the Wyatt Family to Total Nonstop
Deletion, the then tag team champion Bray
Wyatt replied: “@MATTHARDYBRAND you know
where to find us…”
That was on the 13th December last year.
The Broken One finally replied to The Eater
of Worlds last night: “I certainly do, Champion
of MeekMahan’s BLUE Show.
At least I can trust my #BrotherNero.” – in
reference to the Wyatt Family’s implosion
Matt’s wife Reby Sky has since given more
of the Hardys’ side of why they left TNA.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, she said they
never wanted to leave the company as it was
the perfect situation for their family, but
they only received the final contract offers
5 days before their current ones expired,
making it feel like they were being bullied
She said they wanted to do right by the fans
and the company by giving up the tag titles
on TV, but Impact’s owners Anthem Sports
and Entertainment denied the request.
Jeff Jarrett took to Twitter explaining Impact’s
corporate policy is not to comment on talent
contractual matters – they should probably
include a similar social media ban on Josh
Mathews replying to people – but that he personally
wishes Drew Galloway, Matt and Jeff Hardy
“nothing but continued success.”
And as for TNA’s future, “the business
is ALWAYS changing!
Ready for @UniversalORL and can’t wait for
He sure is right about the business always
Just several days after WrestleZone reported
Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis would be resigning
with Impact Wrestling, PWInsider now claim
the two have also left the company.
Maria has been a huge part of the Knockouts
division, with last week’s really quite
good wedding angle segment.
Impact’s next batch of TV tapings start
tomorrow, so some last minute rewrites might
be in order.
And as if all this isn’t enough, there might
be another big part of the promotion leaving
TNA – the actual name TNA.
PWInsider are reporting that the promotion
are looking to discontinue the ‘TNA’ name
officially, removing the initials from the
company’s website and social media accounts.
Mike Johnson speculates, along with others,
that it could be replaced with GFW – the initials
of Jeff Jarrett’s other wrestling promotion
Global Force Wrestling.
With the loss of the Broken Hardys act, the
report continues that TN-actually, what do
I call it?
The report continues that Global Total Nonstop
Impact Force Wrestling plans to get “very
aggressive at looking for new, younger talents.”
That will put them in direct competition with
WWE’s very similar strategy in recruiting
for the Performance Center.
New, younger talents like…40 year old, previously
retired wrestler Matt Morgan.
The Blueprint teased he’d be making his
return to wrestling on Instagram the other
week, and he’s now confirmed those plans
on the Wrestling Inc podcast: “I’m making
my return to weekly broadcast television wrestling
for a specific company – I’m not going
to name names now – [but it will be] very,
Maybe he can’t say which company it is,
because he doesn’t know what to call TNA
Find out the whole story of how the Hardys
left TNA, and watch my review of this week’s
poor go-home episode of Raw by clicking the
videos to the left, and press subscribe.
I’ve been Oli Davis, and that was wrestling.