– TNA is not looking good right now as they had plans in place for a Main Event Mafia return storyline this week, which has been built for weeks now. There is also a lesson to be learned here as you don’t promote a major storyline and then worry about getting the guys for the angle signed to contracts at the last minute. Booker T and Kevin Nash had both been penciled in to be at the Monday TNA iMPACT! tapings to further the “They” storyline. However, as reported earlier, they are rumored to be at the Royal Rumble tomorrow as “surprise” entrants. This makes the Monday TV taping interesting as the only former Main Event Mafia member they can now bring in is Sting. They’ll obviously need to figure something out this weekend. You can bet there are people backstage groaning that, if they aren’t able to sign them on time, that the company is “busch league” in that they have promoted a major storyline and they can’t even get the names to appear.
– There is not much new to report on the Donna Goldsmith resignation from WWE other than it came as a shock to many people within the company and nobody saw it coming. There is speculation that it is tied to the disappointing fourth quarter but we don’t have that confirmed. As you can imagine, Vince McMahon was not happy with those numbers. Goldsmith had been the No. 2 person in WWE behind Vince McMahon since Linda left for the senate run.