Top ROH Star Signs TNA After WWE Drops The Ball


Warning: The following contains *Spoilers* for tonight’s TNA iMAPCT! tapings

Former Ring of Honor Champion Nigel McGuinness is backstage at the TNA iMPACT! Zone in Orlando, FL for tonight’s taping, according to Jason Powell of Although Ring of Honor recently issued a statement that McGuiness had “agreed in principle” to a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment, it appears he has opted to sign with TNA instead and will debut at tonight’s tapings.

In an interview with the U.K. Sun on September 4th, McGuiness said, “I am not 100 percent on board yet. I still have to cross some I’s and dot some T’s but it’s looking positive. I don’t want to tempt fate until it’s all signed sealed and delivered.”

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McGuiness is telling people that he opted to sign with TNA because WWE took too long to send his contract.

There has also been some buzz that fellow former ROH Champion Bryan Danielson might be TNA-bound as well. ROH also sent out a statement last month that Danielson was WWE bound, but that appears to have fallen through.

The early talk is that WWE dragged its feet on signing the duo, so TNA swooped in and signed Nigel. Danielson very well could be next.

UPDATE: We’ve received word that former WWE & TNA star Travis Tomko is also backstage in Orlando and is expected to work tonight’s taping.