TNA officials continue to have talks with former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio about joining the company, according to PWInsider.com.
Talks in the past have not amounted to much in recent months but the two sides are keen to come to some kind of agreement. TNA has a major set of television tapings coming up but unless a last-minute deal is reached Del Rio is not expected to appear.
Del Rio explained a year ago why he chose to return to WWE over TNA:
“I was going to. We were in talks pretty much the whole time, they just didn’t have the money to pay me. Once they finally got the money to pay me, I was in conversations with WWE already. So I was like ‘I really want to go back to WWE. Sorry guys, thank you for the opportunity, thank you for making all of those efforts to get me but I’m going to go back there for whatever years. Maybe in the future we will be able to do business.’”