Zema Ion worked his first match in 5 months at Friday night's TNA live event in Newark, Delaware (results here). Ion underwent an emergency appendectomy that began his time off.
Speaking of Ion, he is also accepting independent bookings. This is something TNA is now allowing talent to do as long as they sign off on the dates. The following is from Ion's Twitter:
I'm taking independent bookings too. So all interested promoters, email me at [email protected] All dates subject to TNA approval.
— Zema Ion (@ZemaTNA) September 3, 2013
Other TNA workers accepting independent bookings include Devon and Jay Bradley. As we reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com, Devon is still under TNA contract despite his storyline "firing."