Many have speculated about possible WWE returns for Mr. Anderson and Mickie James respectively. We're told there is minimal interest in both and that TNA was aware of that when they were re-negotiating contracts with them.
We're told TNA is "finally realizing" how often in the past they would bid against themselves, paying big money for talent that had nowhere else to work.
The pay cuts being offered to Anderson and James are substantial, but neither has any leverage if they want to stay in wrestling. We're told both have aspirations outside of the ring with Mickie pursuing a career in music and Anderson wanting to transition to acting.