If you read the spoilers last week for the TNA tapings then you probably noticed that the company brought in Ezekiel Jackson and Gene Snitsky to work a couple of shows. At the Thursday taping they were “fired” by Dixie Carter. They were only there to work those shows and are done with the company. The reason they were booked was to get heel heat on Dixie. They were there with the idea being that Dixie was using “real” ECW wrestlers as a way to get the NYC crowd angry at her.
Also, as far as Josh Matthews goes, I was told that he was invited to hang out backstage by John Gaburick. Gaburick and Matthews go back to the days of Tough Enough. I don’t think Matthews was offered a deal.