TNA officials wanted former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio to debut on last Wednesday’s Impact Wrestling premiere on Destination America. They also wanted WWE Hall of Famer Edge, who had just appeared on WWE TV the week before.
Edge and TNA didn’t make it to serious negotiations and never discussed money or anything like that. The situation was described as TNA putting feelers out but “the fish didn’t bite.”
TNA wanted Edge to be the new TNA authority figure as Kurt Angle re-signed from the position because he returned to active competition.