— As previously reported, TNA founder Jeff Jarrett is the one responsible for setting up the working relationship between TNA and Japanese promotion Wrestle-1. With Jarrett gone, “Big” John Gaburick and Bob Ryder are handling things.
As noted on Thursday here on the website, the deal between TNA Wrestling and Keiji Mutoh’s Wrestle-1 promotion in Japan could be in jeopardy if the rumors that Vince Russo have returned to TNA are true. Apparently Wrestle-1 wants nothing to do with Russo due to their belief that Russo is racist against Japanese people because of comments he made, as well as the way he booked Japanese talent while working for WCW and TNA.
— WhereWrestlingHappens.tk has some new info on TNA shows scheduled for Nebraska and Iowa in March 2014. Below are the dates and the venues:
* March 28th – Pershing Center in Lincoln, NE
* March 29th – Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, IA
* March 30th – Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer, IA
Magnus, Ethan Carter III, Bobby Roode and Gail Kim are all being advertised to appear at the events.