Revisiting a story we brought you at the end of last year, TNA Wrestling had interest in Karl Anderson and AJ Styles for their premiere on Pop TV. They were obviously unsuccessful in their efforts and ended up bringing back James Storm, who had been working on per shot deals with WWE NXT.
The hangup with Karl Anderson, as we noted, was that he wanted to come in with Doc Gallows. Anderson’s loyalty to his partner paid off and they both have offers from WWE now. He certainly would have been kicking himself had he taken the money from TNA.
TNA really wished they would have just signed both Anderson and Gallows but they didn’t and missed out.
A lot continues to develop behind the scenes between WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling. I wanted to take a moment to recap. WWE began taking aim at NJPW’s talent roster when they made private negotiations public. Finn Balor — with WWE’s assistance — is fighting NJPW for the trademark to “Bullet Club” in the United States. It’s unknown if WWE even intends to do anything with the name. As for AJ Styles, we updated on his status at this link.