TNA Open To Talking About Talent Releases Following Scott D'Amore's Firing
TNA open to talent releases after Scott D’Amore firing
Scott D’Amore’s firing from TNA came as a shock to many, not least many members of the TNA locker-room.
D’Amore was relieved of his duties on February 7 and replaced by Anthem’s Anthony Cicione, with Cicione delivering a pre-prepared statement to the roster during a talent meeting, leaving many talents frustrated and even angry at the decision.
A new report from Haus of Wrestling claims that two video calls with talent took place on February 7, with the first - helmed by Tommy Dreamer and Gail Kim - announcing D’Amore’s departure. It is believed that Dreamer told talent at the end of the call that those unhappy and wanting out of their TNA contracts would be given the opportunity to discuss the matter privately with the company, but no guarantees of releases have reportedly been made.
Haus’ report suggests that any potential releases would be dealt with on a case by case basis, with the importance and position of any talent on the card taken into consideration. For example - per Haus’ report - someone like Jordynne Grace would be a name TNA would not be prepared to let go, although it must be reiterated that nothing has been said publicly of Grace’s thoughts on her employment status since D’Amore’s firing.
Many TNA talent posted on X/Twitter after news broke, with the likes of Grace, Jade Chung, Josh Alexander, Steve Maclin, and Jake Something thanking their former boss, whilst self-confessed ‘TNA kid’ Will Ospreay posted a pic of himself with D’Amore on Instagram after his recent appearance in the company.