As reported by earlier, local advertising for TNA’s Bound For Glory event is teasing the idea that this could be Sting’s farewell show with the company. Wrestlingdotcom has learned that Sting has not signed a new deal with TNA for 2010, although they have interest in keeping him on the active roster. Sting has said every year that he is done, but he eventually gives in to the new offer from TNA and stays on with the company. However, now that Sting is 50 there are some within TNA who believe he actually could be finishing up this year. He is one of the few in wrestling who has made enough money and invested it well in real estate (his nickname is “Real Estate Steve”) and that he doesn’t need to continue in wrestling.
The idea of R-Truth (Ron Killings) on Smackdown as the “Pretty Ricky” character isn’t gone despite it not being used on television for the last few weeks. Various sources are reporting that that while Vince McMahon loves the character, no one in creative is backing it or is really a fan of the character. Killings has always had a lot of charisma, but there are some within the WWE who feel his age (37) could be working against him when there is something of a youth movement taking place on all of the company rosters.
Wrestlingdotcom has learned that Matt Hardy, who made an appearance on this past week’s Friday Night Smackdown working as a special guest enforcer in the main event between his brother Jeff Hardy and CM Punk for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, is expected to be back in the ring in just a few weeks. Matt Hardy has continued to provide updates on his Twitter account regarding his status after having for a torn abdominal muscle.