Update on AJ Style’s TNA Contract
As we’ve reported previously here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com, TNA Wrestling has inked AJ Styles to a short-term contract extension while they continue to negotiate his new deal. Basically, TNA is offering a “pretty steep” pay cut but they’ve been doing that across the board so it’s not a surprise that Styles is not an exception.
Styles’ negotiation power isn’t as strong as one might think. We’re told that WWE’s interest in Styles is “lukewarm” at best. The company has concerns with him being 36-years-old and do not necessarily see him as a “ready made” star. We’re told WWE does respect his talent but they view him as a guy they would basically be starting from scratch with.
The interest in Styles would be “much higher” if WWE knew if and when they were launching the talked about revamp of the cruiserweight division. However, with the status of the WWE Network as unclear as ever, there is no confidence in the concept or prospective show actually becoming a reality.
Big Name Diva Looking to Return to WWE
A lot has been written about Kharma’s new look and her weight loss. We’re told she’s been hoping to return to WWE but was told she would have to lose a significant amount of weight before they would consider it. We’re told she opted to undergo gastric bypass surgery to assist with the weight loss and had to plan for some time off because the surgery requires a lengthy recovery period.