Backstage News: RVD's TNA Future?, Samoa Joe's Suspension
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter-- As we reported here last week, Rob Van Dam will be taking some time off from TNA due to the company using up most of his contracted appearances. It's worth noting that RVD is still advertised for the September 23rd TNA house show event in New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Aside from that show, RVD is not booked for any other live events or television tapings.
-- After being kept of television for a few weeks following a recent backstage blowup a TNA iMPACT! taping, Samoa Joe is scheduled to return to action at a live event on September 9th in Windsor, Ontario. Joe has not been used by TNA since he went on a rampage backstage. Joe flipped out after Jeremy Borash announced that there was 30 seconds remaining in his match with Jeff Hardy. The match ended in a time limit draw and Joe felt the "time remaining" announcement gave away the finish for the match.