Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
— TNA officials are hopeful that their work on improving the on-air product will bring in increased business by this fall, either in higher buyrates or attendance. Those within the company know that people who have given up on the product won’t come back right away and that they have a lot to do in order to rebuild fan trust.
— Mickie James did an appearance at a 2CW show last Friday, losing to Rachel Summerlyn. She hasn’t appeared on TNA TV since losing to Miss Tessmacher on the June 21st episode of iMPACT!. James has been telling friends that she is frustrated with her current TNA status. Apparently, she is not the only one. We reported last week that more female talent changes within the ranks of major league wrestling could be in the works as two unnamed female wrestlers are rumored to have requested their releases from TNA Wrestling this week. The official Twitter feed of female independent women’s wrestling promotion Women Superstars Uncensored wrote Thursday afternoon, “Hearing rumors two knockouts asked for their releases today….” The account added, “Getting calls from people at TNA tonite, a lot of contracts are expiring. TNA wants to put them on pay-per deals and kill weekly contracts for some. I haven’t watched TNA since January 2010 but for people who do, if you don’t see someone [on Impact Wrestling] tonight, keep it in the back of your head.”