NXT talent Stuart Tomlinson aka Hugo Knox, has been released by the WWE. Tomlinson signed for the WWE in 2013 and made his NXT debut in November 2014. However, Tomlinson's development didn't go well and WWE decided to let him go from his contract.
Tomlinson is a former goalkeeper in the English lower leagues and has played for clubs such as Crewe Alexandria, Burton Albion and Port Vale.
WWE are looking to have a Network Special similar to the Cruiserweight Classic on the WWE Network soon. In lieu to that, WWE have been holding tryouts for women wrestlers recently and number of independent workers were invited.
The tryouts are to gauge if such a special on the Network is something that is possible.
I don’t make it a habit to reply to speculation, but I'll say if you're close to Orlando this Sun-Sat YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THESE TAPINGS!— Dixie Carter (@TNADixie) September 30, 2016
The New York Post also noted that WWE and Billy Corgan are set to resume talks about WWE's possible purchase of TNA after the weekend's tapings. They also re-affirmed that if WWE indeed come to an agreement to buy TNA, then they would just retain the tape library and shut the promotion down.
Rumours of a 2001-style Invasion angle with a handful of TNA wrestlers has also been discussed in the WWE.
Rumours of TNA's financial problems have been going around for months. There has been recent talk of a possible takeover but nothing concrete has come out of it so far. Earlier this week, there were rumours that TNA didn't have the money to put on their Bound For Glory PPV later this week but we can now confirm that the PPV is a go.
According to The New York Post we now know that an "unidentfied third party" put up the money to help the PPV take place this Sunday.
John Cena was asked if CM Punk would return to the WWE. Cena's response seems to suggest that a Punk return could definitely happensomeday.
“If I know one thing about my boss Vince McMahon, he always does what’s good for business,” Cena stated in the video that you can watch below. “If it’s good for business it will work out. The name in the question doesn’t matter about that, if it’s good for business, it’ll work out.”