Bobby Roode and TNA are reportedly having issues with his contract and it may be enough of a problem to keep him off the Lockdown pay-per-view scheduled for later on this evening (March 10) in San Antonio, Texas.
Well, this is certainly interesting timing, both because of what it could mean for all parties involved and the fact that it took this long for the information to become available for public consumption.
Apparently, current TNA Tag Team Champion Bobby Roode is in the midst of a contract dispute with the company and is in danger of missing the Lockdown pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for later on this evening (March 10, 2013) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, according to a report from the Wrestling Observer.
Roode is booked on the card with Austin Aries, where the two are set to defend their titles in a triple threat against Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez and Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian).
Here's a bit from the Observer report:
TNA people have been quiet but there is a contract issue with Bobby Roode and unless it is worked out today, Roode won't be appearing at the Lockdown PPV tomorrow. ... Those within the company would not say anything but it was confirmed to us that the rumors of a contract issue that dates back a few weeks are true and they are trying to work things out.
It would be awfully embarrassing for TNA if a tag team championship match had to be changed at the last minute because the company couldn't work out a contract snafu before showtime, although there are certainly ways around it, especially considering the fact that it's a three-way dance instead of a straight tag team match.
Still, Roode and Aries have been the very best thing about TNA for a while now, so it would be a real shame if that were to go away over something like this.
We'll be sure to keep you up to date on any new information as it becomes available. And be sure to keep it locked right here for all your coverage of the Lockdown PPV as it goes down later on tonight.
UPDATE: The folks at ProWrestling.net are reporting Roode's contract ran out and no one realized it before he brought it up to them. That's utterly amazing if true.