PWInsider.com is reporting that a policy change within TNA preventing talent from appearing on indy events that will later be used for DVD release or for iPPV events is forcing independent promotions to no longer book TNA talent. The policy change, which reportedly started over the summer, is now being strictly enforced.
We reported yesterday that Chavo Guerrero stated publicly that he was pulling out of an event with the NSPW promotion due to the same reasons. NSPW responded with a statement on Twitter writing, “Due to TNA deciding that their talent cant appear on indy feds’ dvd, we hav no choice but to cancel Chavo Guerrero’s appearance on Oct. 6th. Mr. Guerrero’s claim that we decided last minute to tape and sell dvds is incorrect has we have done dvds of all of our shows. It is just not possible to cover the cost without dvds of the event. Never in the past has this been an issue with any guests. NSPW finds the situation and the decision made by TNA to prevent talent from appearing on dvds to be unfortunate. NSPW doesn’t hold anything against Mr Guerrero and wishes him nothing but the best with TNA Wrestling. A suitable replacement for our Main Event will be announced tonight!”