WWE: Abyss quits TNA!

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posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 05:20 PM
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Abyss quit TNA last night. We're told that he has been in talks with WWE and that's the gist of it. We're also told that his TNA contract had expired and for some reason it slipped and went unnoticed.

We're told Johnny Swinger has also asked for his release from the company. As of this time, we are not sure if he got it as Jeff Jarrett had turned down everyone under contract that had asked for their release up to this point.

We're told that he asked for a raise last night and something happened where he ended up being sent home from the tapings. He was scheduled to talk with TNA officials today about the entire situation. There is definite interest in him by WWE officials. He is featured on their Liquid Blue t-shirts and has an action figure so it'd be in TNA's best interest to try and keep him.

Wrestling Exposed



TRD

posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 05:22 PM
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On Tuesday, he approached management, including Jeff Jarrett, to inform them that his contract was set to expire and he wanted a raise to stay because he has been shown interest from WWE. Jarrett was said to be extremely upset not just for the fact that Abyss is on the way out, but he was confronted with this situation fifteen minutes before Impact! was set to be taped. Dusty Rhodes sent Abyss home, noting it wasn't the time nor the place to deal with such an issue. There is some heat on Bob Ryder, whose job it is to handle the contracts of active talent. Abyss did offer to work TV and the upcoming Final Resolution pay-per view, offering to do jobs on the way out. Looks as though it will be Vince's turn to welcome Abyss with balloons and cookies this time.

One TNA source claims Jeff Jarrett leaving the booking position has turned out to be a really good move. Jarrett is seemingly more rejuvenated since the move was made to let Dusty Rhodes handle the book, which gives Jarrett the opportunity to focus on the business side of the company. He has already gotten several replays of Impact! added to the FOX Sports Net deal, among other deals currently in progress.

PWInsider


TRD

posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 06:34 PM
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In response to the statement issued on TNAwrestling.com on Friday regarding Chris "Abyss" Park leaving the company, a few more details regarding the situation have become available.

As we noted earlier this week, Abyss approached TNA management on Tuesday night at the Impact! tapings pointing out that his contract had expired last fall without anyone noticing and felt he deserved a raise. To further the talks, Abyss made it clear that WWE had an offer on the table for him and in order to keep him from taking that offer, he wanted the company to double his pay per show. From what is known, he was being paid $500 per show and instead wanted $1,000 per show. However, seeing as TNA was the dominate force giving the Abyss character national exposure, their policy is to pay what they have in order to keep talent and they didn't feel enough pressure to pay him as much as main eventers who carry more name recognition.

From that point on TNA officials, trying to keep the budget low since they continue to lose money, spent a few hours discussing the situation and eventually gave in to the raise Abyss requested. When officials informed Abyss they would be giving him the raise, sources close to the situation say he wanted to talk to WWE first and think about it. TNA management became upset immediately and pulled the offer right away. Abyss was then sent home despite his offer to work the TV tapings as he was scheduled to do. TNA officials opted not to let him and decided to rewrite the show and cancel Abyss' scheduled feud with Jeff Hardy that would lead to a PPV match at Final Resolution.

Seeing as Abyss had a strong chance of earning around $50,000 with TNA alone this year, many hope his remarks of having a deal on the table from WWE is true as he could either be out of the job for a while or work for half the price in the WWE's developmental system. That is however assuming he does have an offer waiting for him in Stamford.

Wrestling Exposed, The Torch.


TRD

posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 02:42 PM
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Last night's efforts from TNA with the "Final Resolution" pay-per view left many topics to discuss today, but the main would have to be the surprise return of Abyss.

Abyss signed a contract extension with the company, and that deal was kept secret outside of a very small circle of people who were "in the know". In fact, the production truck was only made aware of his run-in spot on Jeff Hardy just a few minutes before it happened.

The internal feeling within TNA was that they took a potentially bad situation, Abyss' deal running up and interest from WWE, and reversed it into a big positive, due to the fact that seemingly no one had known about the situation prior to his appearance on the PPV last night.

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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 08:42 AM
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Finally that guy was waaay too scary
Sting and Beer Money FTW



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by Cayla19
Finally that guy was waaay too scary
Sting and Beer Money FTW


Hmm....

The posts above yours were dated 2005 and as you know as a TNA fan, Abyss stayed in TNA and was even in the ring last week to attack Sting and Mr Anderson.

Although I could forgive you for missing the dates because even I have to look twice sometimes.

Definitely agree though as far as your last statement.


BEER!!

MONEY!!!





 
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