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Last week, Dixie Carter tweeted TNA had signed a BIG free agent. Today it was announced that free agent Quinton “Rampage” Jackson had signed a dual contract with Bellator and TNA. I haven’t read the details of the contract so I don’t know which company is going to be the main focus of Rampage’s career but given his MMA background, I’m going to guess he will spend more time fighting for Bellator than wrestling for TNA.
If you go back a year ago, Dixie Carter announced the signing of King Mo. Mo has a similar Bellator/TNA contract. Outside of being the special enforcer in the James Storm vs. Bobby Roode match at Bound for Glory, and some highlights from OVW, King Mo hasn’t been seen in TNA.
While I have no real opinion on Rampage Jackson other than I thought he was good in the A-Team movie, I question why TNA would sign guys to dual contracts. Maybe there are some behind the scenes dealing with Spike that aren’t public knowledge. TNA does promote Bellator during Impact more than Impact gets promoted on Spike from what I’ve seen.
As a fan, this signing really doesn’t move my give a darn meter in the slightest. Mainly because I’m not an MMA fan in the slightest so seeing an MMA fighter in a wrestling ring doesn’t interest me. For TNA’s sake, I hope I’m in the minority.