BoD Daily Update

Update on the Settlement Between Alberto Del Rio and the WWE

According to sources close to the situation, the WWE was very conscious towards any public relation tying them with racism against Hispanics and it is believed that part of the deal includes that Del Rio would not make anymore negative comments about the WWE, notably when it comes to implying racism in the WWE and in return Del Rio received a monetary settlement that includes his non-compete clause being dropped. Someone else close to the situation noted that at one point the joint settlement included a public apology from the WWE for inappropriate remarks but took that out of the deal in its written settlement and another source noted that since Del Rio got his money and the freedom to work elsewhere he did not press the apology.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

TNA TV Deal Update

There is noted to be tremendous frustration in TNA about a TV deal not being reached yet. The company recently had a meeting with Destination America, a station in the Discovery Network family. According to sources close to the situation, the company should know whether or not a deal will be reached by the end of the week. Some of the talent in the company has been told that Spike TV is still the most likely destination while others have been told differently from Spike. Talent has been getting increasingly frustrated since they have been told a TV deal was a week away since Bound for Glory and some of the veterans have been saying in private that they are unsure if the company is coming back, despite being recently told that a deal was expected to be reached by 11/19, the date of the last first-run episode of Impact on Spike.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE NXT Video Preview

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