**SPOILERS** Report Regarding the “Network” Angle

The following report contains pontential spoilers for Lockdown and the subsequent iMPACT! episodes following, please DO NOT READ ON if you wish to avoid spoilers, otherwise click on the “Read more of this post” option at the end of this paragraph for full article.

TNA was heading into this week’s set of iMPACT tapings for Spike TV with the thought Mick Foley was going to be revealed as the “Network Representative” who has been making Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff’s lives miserable.

“The whole angle was a ripoff of the Original ECW and Paul Heyman’s shoot on (then-TNN, now Spike TV) in 1999 and 2000,” a key TNA insider told us this afternoon, “and then the angle also became a way for TNA to think to themselves they were one-upping WWE with the anonymous Monday Night Raw General Manager angle.”

Sometime early this week, the plans with Foley fell apart. We have heard two different stories regarding this, both from credible TNA insiders. Obviously, only Foley, Vince Russo, Eric Bischoff, and Dixie Carter know the whole truth at the moment.

The first story is that Foley’s contract is coming due, and he let TNA know he was not bluffing when he said he didn’t see why he would re-sign when he contract expired with the company.

The second story we heard is that Foley disagreed with the creative aspect of the reveal, and simply balked at being the “Network Representative.”

Whichever is the case, we have heard there is a real concern over finding someone who can not only be a major shock to TNA fans, but also someone who can carry the role long term.


About Ray Mullan
Ray Mullan is a longtime wrestling fan and Owner/Editor of TNA UK . Also a contributing writer to a number of other online wrestling media including 1Wrestling.com, Wrestle Zone UK & Lords of Pain.

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