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News on what could happen with wrestler names if WWE ends up buying TNA

As noted earlier, the feeling in TNA is that a major announcement on their TV deal is coming soon and the date being talked about for the company relaunch is January 7th. As of now there is a freeze on negotiations with current talent except for a couple of major names that are being rumored.

There have been some people that have had their deals come up. They noted that nobody has gotten back to them. One former wrestler noted that if something happens and TNA doesn’t survive then Dixie Carter could do the wrestlers a favor and sign over the rights to the names of the wrestlers to them so they can use the names going forward. People like Ethan Carter III, Angelina Love, and Velvet Sky would then be able to continue using the names elsewhere. If the company folds and WWE purchases TNA as an intellectual property then it could be to their benefit because those wrestlers would have less value on the independent scene if they have to use a new name.

Team 3D was not able to use the Dudley Boyz name because WWE got the rights to their name when they purchased the rights to ECW.

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