4 Ex-WWE Talents Free To Join TNA Wrestling
Chris Masters, David Hart Smith, Melina and Vladimir Kozlov are now free to join TNA Wrestling since their respective ninety-day no-compete clauses with WWE expired Thursday. All four wrestlers were released on August 5, 2011.
The clause prohibits released talent from appearing for wrestling promotions with national television outlets for ninety days.
Masters caused fans to speculate he would be joining the Orlando based promotion with a Twitter message he posted two days following his departure. He wrote, "After a day of digesting,I must say WWE wasn't doing anything with me.So its probably best I go make my IMpact somewhere else."
Meanwhile, Melina was asked at last month's pre-launch party for Saints Row: The Third if she has plans to join TNA. The former WWE Women's Champion said she's "still deciding."