Southside Wrestling Entertainment in the UK has announced that TNA has pulled talent from their August 13th show. I would presume that TNA is doing this because of plans to tape episodes of Impact in Orlando. Abyss, Jade, Andrew Everett and Drew Galloway will no longer be appearing on the SWE show.
It's not the first time this has happened. TNA pulled Ethan Carter III and James Storm from bookings during WrestleMania weekend because the company wanted them to try out for "The Amazing Race" on CBS.
I would bet that this is not making the talent happy because the UK shows tend to pay more than TNA. TNA's contracts allow wrestlers to work independent dates but TNA has the right to pull them, if necessary.
SWE announced that they have managed to get Lucha Underground star PJ Black booked within the last 24 hours. They have also booked Sami Callihan and Jessicka Havoc. For those interested in attending the show, click here for more information.
Here is the full statement from SWE:
AUGUST 13th ANNOUNCEMENT
It is with regret that we have to announce that all TNA talent have been pulled from our show on August 13th . We have for the last week tried to find a way to fix this but yesterday evening we found out that all our efforts had failed. So going forward Abyss , Jade , Andrew Everett and Drew Galloway will no longer be appearing on the show.
We are frustrated that after giving out dates to their talent and us working around that , they then decide to switch dates yet again.
We will still fly in advertised talent for our show the week before , it just means unfortunately for us we are now looking at the costs will be doubled however as always our main priority is not letting down fans.
So August 13th will still feature Sami Callihan and Jessicka Havoc and in the last 24 hrs we have managed to get former WWE star and current Lucha Underground star PJ Black ( Justin Gabriel ) signed - we can also confirm that all 3 of them will appear on both shows for us on the 13th .
Please bear with us , we are in contact with a lot of talent and hope to announce more good news soon .
Ben , Sarah & Harry