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The Grapevine (4/29/16): Impact of Honor



Good morning, and welcome to the daily Grapevine! Here is where we round up all the rumors, hearsay and tidbits of news from the wild world of professional wrestling that you may have missed over the evening.

The TNA sale saga continues to be juicy:


  • Could Sinclair Broadcasting, the owners of Ring of Honor, be buying TNA? There's word that they might be rebranding their Tennis Channel into the American Sports Network, and they would need to expand their programming if that were to happen. Aside from considering making Ring of Honor (the television show) two hours, they're possibly looking at TNA, especially with the vast tape library and currently-existing international syndication deals. However, while talks with the Harris brothers' Aroluxe company have not led to a sale yet—leaving TNA still open for the taking—Dixie Carter is still angling for majority control of the promotion. (Source: F4WOnline)

We say: Sinclair owning TNA would be a much better proposition than the Harris brothers. Although it's not a groundbreaking product, ROH TV is a decent show for what it is, and right now TNA—assuming Tita Dixie gives up her hold—needs to be decent for what it is, at the very least, and not baffling. Also, if ROH owns TNA (the tape library at least) and WWE eventually ends up doing business with ROH... can you imagine both brands on the WWE Network?


  • Bayley may or may not be injured from tonight's NXT tapings. Her knee looked like it blew up in an attempt to reverse a suplex from Nia Jax, but she continued to work the match and managed to finish it. Trainers did attend to her after the match. (Source: WrestlingInc)

We say: That's... not good. Hoping it's not a real (or super-serious) injury.


  • Is WWE dropping the Amore from Enzo's name? They just filed a trademark for just "Enzo," and Colin Cassady is already being referred to as simply "Big Cass." (Source: WrestlingInc)

We say: That totally doesn't work, though, because Enzo needs to say his whole name when he introduces himself as a certified G and a bonafide stud.

What do you think? Would you like to see ROH and TNA under the same umbrella? Let us know what you think in the comments!


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