Update on WWE Possibly Blocking TNA, Backstage News on Bo, More
– We noted earlier that WWE has contacted a number of arenas to secure dates and will likely be using some of their non-compete clauses to prevent TNA from running those arenas with the new Impact Wrestling tapings schedule. WWE has booked a number of mid-size arenas including the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, and the First Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. WWE will be running those buildings in their markets instead of the major arenas they usually run in.
– It was reported earlier that WWE may use Main Event to focus on the Intercontinental Title in the same way they use RAW for the WWE Title and SmackDown for the World Heavyweight Title. This would mean that the United States Title and the Tag Team Titles would float across all shows.
The Intercontinental Cup that may be brought back never got started on Main Event because of the arrival of Bo Dallas from NXT. Dallas being pushed is also the reason WWE changed their mind on one of the Royal Rumble surprise entrants.