WWE legal sent a letter to TNA recently that demanded that they not call their talent “wrestling superstars”or “superstars” in public or on commentary as that is a WWE trademarked term. At this time, Bill Banks, webmaster of TNAWrestling.com, has been scrambling to change all “superstar” comments to “TNA star.” Many backstage in both WWE and TNA see this as being completely petty on WWE’s part and childish.
With WWE back on USA, USA Network president Boonie Hammer is looking for many WWE stars to guest star on USA shows such as Monk, the Dead Zone, and others. In the past, WWE stars on USA shows such as Sable on Pacific Blue did wonders for ratings and USA is hoping for the same effect. At this time, Rowdy Roddy Piper is already set to star in a USA original movie called “Three Wise Guys” this Christmas season.
Apparently, the plan to make Heat and Velocity exclusive in America to WWE.com was made last minute as they had total plans to cancel the shows, but due to international commitments, they chose to keep them on. At this point, WWE has no plans either which way to cancel or further the shows once their international contracts run up. They are looking to the WWE.com ratings to see if they do well enough to continue them.