TNA Impact Wrestling has always made some boneheaded moves when dealing with talent's contracts, but this last move is beyond crazy. According to PWS on March 9, talent relations head Bruce Prichard accidentally allowed Bobby Roode's contract to expire.
Roode is one half of the TNA tag team champions and is scheduled to defend the titles tomorrow night at the "Lockdown" pay-per-view.
According to sources, Roode had to bring the contract situation to the company's attention, as he realized it was ending and they had no idea. When TNA found out, they pulled Roode from his TV appearances, which is why Roode has not been back on TV since the European tour.
Jeff Hardy's contract was also coming to an end in January, and the company chose to keep the world title on the champion, hoping he would re-sign with the company. Luckily for TNA, he did re-sign, making their gamble worth it. Now, they face a worse situation, because Roode could play hardball since he is needed at the "Lockdown" pay-per-view tomorrow night.
Bobby Roode has been with TNA Impact Wrestling since the company began and there is a good chance he re-signs, but this lapse is one of the big criticisms of the company recently. Hulk Hogan said in an interview last month that if he ran the company, Roode would have went into the European tour as the world champion and sees him as the future of the company.
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