More On Alex Shelley’s TNA Departure, Live iMPACT!, Flair


— As noted earlier, sources close to the situation have confirmed that Ric Flair has quit TNA. The sources claim that Flair basically just stopped showing up to events and the belief is that he will sign a WWE Legends deal and help with the WWE Network. Flair also has endorsements for energy drinks and the lottery to keep him going.

— Also as previously reported, Alex Shelley is leaving TNA when his contract is up, which should happen shortly. It was reportedly his call to not renew. WWE is looking at building up their cruiserweight roster, either for the new cruiserweight show planned for the WWE Network or for their weekly shows. While nothing is confirmed, Shelley will likely end up in WWE.

— Jeff Hardy will appear on Shane Helms’ online radio show here on Wednesday at 7 PM ET.

— TNA issued the following for its VIP package for the first live iMPACT!:

Help us launch our summer schedule of Live! IMPACT WRESTLING shows in Orlando with a special VIP Package designed just for this special event. Don’t miss your chance to meet General Manger, Hulk Hogan at the IMPACT WRESTLING LIVE! taping in Universal Studios ® Orlando.

The VIP package includes early entry to the IMPACT ZONE and a post-show meet & greet with “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles.

**No tickets are mailed for this event. Please pick up your credentials on Thursday, May 31st.

Here is an overview of the schedule:

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: IMPACT WRESTLING Zone at Universal Studios ® Orlando Event: Catered tailgate featuring Hulk Hogan, Kazarian, & Christopher Daniels

Each guest will receive a poster commemorating the launch of weekly IMPACT WRESTLING LIVE! Events for the summer of 2012.

*one posed photograph + one autograph w/ Hulk Hogan PER Customer

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012

Time: 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:00PM)

Location: Universal Studios Orlando

Event: IMPACT WRESTLING on Spike TV Tapings followed by Post-Show Autograph Signing with “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles

*Talents listed above for appearances are subject to change*

PLEASE NOTE: Your VIP package guarantees admission to the IMPACT WRESTLING Live! show and you will enter the IMPACT WRESTLING Zone before the line is opened for general admission. Once you enter the building, you will have your choice of available seats. Please note that some seats are labeled reserved for invited guests or friends/family and will not be available. The “Pit” area may also not be available as that area is under control of TNA production for television purposes.

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