Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Nov 2009
~ Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling ~
~ The Backstory ~
Panda Energy sold TNA Wrestling to the JLR Media Conglomerate, meaning the immediate departure of President Dixie Carter and her business associate. The company has since installed 32 year-old Jay DeSanto as the new president. He has since made the following changes to TNA, affecting both the in-ring product and behind the scenes dealings.
~ Changes ~
- Eric Bischoff has now taken on the permanent role as the on-screen authority figure.
- The Knockouts Division has been disbanded. TNA will no longer feature female wrestling, although some female talent will be retained.
- As a result of this, the Knockouts Single and Tag Titles have both been discontinued, along with the now defunct Global Championship and X Division Championship.
- The company will now run annual tours in Japan, Mexico, Germany and the United Kingdom.
- A new way of earning titles shots has been introduced for both the Singles and Tag Divisions. A wrestler or tag team becomes eligible to challenge for a title as soon as they earn three points. These points are racked up by winning matches which are specified as Point Matches. As soon as they get the three points, they can challenge the reigning Champion(s) for the title(s). However, if they lose a match, the wrestler or team loses all of their points and must start again. Essentially, when a singles competitor or duo wins three matches in a row, they are eligible to have a title shot
- The following talent have all been released effective immediately:
Lacey Von Erich
~ Hall Of Champions ~
TNA World Heavyweight Champion - Rob Van Dam
TNA World Tag Team Champions - The Band (Scott Hall & Kevin Nash)
~ Roster ~
Rob Van Dam
~ Tag Teams ~
The Band - Kevin Nash & Scott Hall
Beer Money Inc. - Robert Roode & James Storm
Generation Me - Jeremy Buck & Max Buck
The Motor City Machine Guns - Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin
Team 3D - Brother Ray & Brother Devon
~ Valets & Managers ~
Chelsea (Valet of Desmond Wolfe)
Daffney (Valet of Raven)
Ric Flair (Manager of AJ Styles)
Velvet Sky (Valet of Brian Kendrick)
~ Other Talent ~
Christy Hemme - Backstage Interviewer
Eric Bischoff - Authority Figure
Hector Guerrero - Spanish Commentator
Jeremy Borash - Backstage Interviewer
Mick Foley - Status Unknown
Mike Tenay - Play by Play Commentator
Taz - Colour Commentator
Willie Urbina - Spanish Commentator
Last edited by El Gamo; 05-28-2010 at 05:43 PM.