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Mike Johnson is reporting that TNA has informed a number of talents that are being released from their contracts. Perhaps as many as eight or so wrestlers could be a victim of the company’s latest cost-cutting measure.

Madison Rayne confirmed that her contract was not renewed by TNA via her Twitter page.

Sam Shaw was originally listed as a TNA release, but it was an error reported by

TNA has also released former Gutcheck winner Taeler Hendrix, Christian York and Joey Ryan from his contract.

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18 Responses

  1. ItalianoFBI says:

    Sam Shaw hasn’t been removed from the roster page yet, but Crimson has.

  2. Travis says:

    Bye bye Tna maybe the rumors are true that sting is gonna come over to WWE you cant afford him anymore , you need to get rid of eight or nine wrestlers to cut costs means your company’s going in the s***ter

  3. Josh Dionio says:

    Instead of the lower card talents that don’t cost too much, why not cut the fat out and drop a bunch of the high priced people that ain’t helping your company? Plus with the way you misused your talent, it’s not like they really have a hope of making it somewhere else.

  4. Matt says:

    Disappointed in Christian York but Madison Raynes whiney voice will not be missed..Joey Ryan was a waste (good move on getting rid of him) .. Definitely disappointed in Taeler Hendrix… but Sting is involved in a main role right now and he has never been one to like what Vinny MAC is all about (despite what dirt sheets say) so I see him going nowhere…

    A couple disappointments but getting rid of the trash and cleaning and sharpening the roster never hurts..

  5. SuperManCena says:

    For now Taeler Hendrix gone is ok. She is very similar to Mickie James. Like a younger version.

    Bring her back in a while though. Maybe let Tara go. And lose the older talents for younger talents.

    Lose: Robbie E. character has ran its course. Jeff Hardy time to let him go back to WWE maybe.

    They have a pretty small roster as it is. So maybe some talents could get pay cuts. I.e. Bully Ray, D-Von, Hogan, Sting who have made their money twice over.

    Then they could save the money for a while and keep the ship steady and move for younger talents to build up the roster.

  6. cool arrow says:

    If they’re truly serious about cutting costs (and they should be), they need to start looking at the dead weight on top, specifically the Hogans.

  7. jim says:

    Idk what tna would do with out hogans music hitting every 10 freakin minutes. And every dime brook is paid is a wasted dime

  8. Fisha695 says:

    Supposedly all those let go had Monthly Guarantees on their contracts (meaning even if they were sitting at home not being used they were getting paid) as well as bonus pay when they were actually used so it does kind of make sense for TNA to get rid of those contracts, but you would think that you would try to restructure the contracts instead of flat-out releasing them (unless they did try that and those that didn’t agree to a restructure were let go).

  9. jeriholic says:

    Are any of these releases, really a big shock? With the exception of Madison Rayne? Once again the IWC, making something out of nothing.

    Black Wednesday lol.

  10. steve says:

    No losses in that group, except maybe Madison, but who knows maybe she’s done with the business altogether now that she’s a mom.

  11. Jau says:

    LOL @ the WWE fan boys saying TNA is going out of business for 11 years. 😀

  12. ~J* says:

    well hot dam its fireworks and pandemonium at TNA HQ…is there a tna HQ, well yeah that sux for those chosen few who got the ax brought down swiftly upon their TNA careers!!!!!!!!


  13. mackdeezy says:

    Angle was always saying “tna paid me more.” Maybe this is why. TNA just makes more cuts to fill his ego…. errr, wallet.

  14. trevh says:

    what sorry to see the three Gutcheck winner going tna need some new stars for the future

  15. Mark says:

    Lol…..this is the equivalent of WWE releasing some NXT jobbers! Hardly news.

  16. T says:

    I was expecting names like Morgan, Magnus, Joe, Abyss. Black Wednesday? Pffffft. They got rid of talent that nobody will really miss. Though why have gut check if they plan to cut them?

  17. Steven Jackson says:

    Its good that TNA are getting rid of a ton of useless talent, but I don’t think there contracts are really that extravagant in terms of TNA’s money situations at the moment. I think TNA really need to assess their talent pool and see what big stars really need to be in the company and who doesn’t. You can get rid of all the jobbers and lower card talents you like, but if you still have the same mid-main event talent on the same salaries cutting into the company’s funds, then it is classic case of more money going out than coming in.

  18. Billy Rouse says:

    Madison Rayne being released while she is pregnant is a sorry move. It’s similar to Eric Bischoff firing Steve Austin via answering machine through his attorney!

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