TNA reportedly hold talks with huge former WWE star

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It has been reported that TNA have held talks to sign former WWE star Rey Mysterio.

TNA are well known for making moves for former WWE stars and placing more emphasis on them than their own homegrown stars, which often comes at a cost to the long-term aims of the company.

We have seen this in the past happen with stars such as Booker T, Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, while talents like AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and Christopher Daniels have left the company.

Recently, it was reported that TNA had made moves for Alberto Del Rio and even CM Punk, and now the company have reportedly made a move for another former WWE Champion.

It is believed that Dixie Carter and John Gaburick held talks with Rey Mysterio earlier this week and tried to sign him and join TNA. They pushed TNA would have the ability to get Rey's merchandise into stores and would be able to open doors for him being able to do TV and film work, much like they have done with Kurt Angle. 

In terms of his presentation on TNA television, it is believed they would build the show around him and use him as the long sought-after Mexican star they have lacked for many years. In addition to this they would let him work for any other company he wanted to on his off days and it is also reported he is very close to signing with Lucha Underground soon.

Rey would not be the worst former WWE signing TNA would have made because, despite his age, he would still be able to figure in TNA's World Title picture as well as the X Division due to his style of wrestling. As noted, TNA have lacked a face Mexican star for a long time and he could really boost their viewership in this demographic.

It is not too much of a surprise TNA are making such a move considering they now face competition from a rival organisation in the shape of Ring of Honour on their own network; Destination America.

Even if it comes to fruition or not, this is a sign that TNA still maintain an ambition to attract some of the top stars in the industry to their company, but another failure to land such a star would send another negative message to the rest of the industry.