Former Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin noted on Twitter that he was offered a contract from TNA Wrestling but he turned it down. Below is what he posted:
Many have asked will I ever got to @IMPACTWRESTLING very recently concluded a dialogue with the company and while both parties are eager to do business we were unable to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement. This is very regretful with all the possibility that were possible. I have a lot of respect for @IMPACTWRESTLING and the talent who a few I consider great friends, @JadeTNA is not one of them. The door is open on both sides so hey maybe one day. I will continue to raise hell in japan with @njpw1972 @noah_ghc and back stateside with @GFWWrestling and pretty much all over the world!