As noted earlier, Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff were not backstage at the TNA iMPACT! taping in Orlando last night. TNA president Dixie Carter and Jason Hervey were not there either. According to a source, Hogan is scheduled to undergo back surgery on today (Wednesday) and that's why he wasn't there. Hogan is said to have been in a lot of pain backstage at the tapings. Dixie Carter doesn't always attend the Tuesday TV tapings so this is no surprise.

As noted earlier, TNA President Dixie Carter confirmed via Twitter that Knockout Velvet Sky signed a new long-term deal with TNA. This means any talk of a jump to WWE is out of the question at least for now, although we have been told by many to keep in mind that a TNA talent signing a multi-year contract doesn't mean much as ODB did the same recently and quit the company two months later.

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