On Tuesday a short video, seen below, was posted to the TNA Wrestling YouTube page showing that TNA President Dixie Carter has declared the TNA World title vacant. For AJ Styles this means that while he may be "defending" the title around the world he is no longer being recognized as there World Champion.
A new TNA World Heavyweight Champion is going to be crowned in the near future, but how that will happen, a tournament, battle royale, or another method, is to be determined, though Dixie Carter hinted she had an idea in the video. It was reported by our colleagues at WrestleZone that AJ Styles will be defending the TNA World title at a AAA event in Mexico on November 3rd. What this means for that title defense, and Styles opponent, has yet to be determined.
The havoc that must be going on inside the locker room in TNA has to be extraordinary. The same report by WrestleZone also stated that Eric Bischoff is all but gone now from TNA Wrestling. While he is still under contract until early next year he was neither at 'Bound for Glory' nor at least the last Impact event. Also reports have surfaced the the Carter family is looking to sell TNA and cut there loses due to the financial strain of being on the road throughout all of 2013 so far.
A declaration of a World Championship being vacant is actually seen by many wrestling fans as a step towards insolvency because it tends to mean that the company in question does not have the means to pay its current champion a salary commensurate with being the top dog said organization. Many of the pieces are starting to fall into place that could see TNA wiped off the wrestling landscape in the next six months to one year's time. That would lead to a WWE monopoly and stranglehold on sports entertainment.
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