TNA Wrestling’s Hard to Kill event marked a significant turning point for the promotion, signaling the start of a new era. However, Scott D’Amore, who led the charge as TNA President, has now been removed from that position. It appears TNA talent were told he ‘stepped down’ as President during the mandatory meeting.
As previously reported, Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. took a major step in the realm of professional wrestling by naming Anthony Cicione as the President of TNA Wrestling, thereby effectively removing Scott D’Amore as President of TNA – a role he excelled at for years.
According to PWInsider, new president Anthony Cicone gave a prepared statement, but nothing specific was stated about TNA’s creative process going forward. At this time, only D’Amore has left the company. During the meeting, talent were told that D’Amore stepped down as President, which was not true at all.
“A number of talents on the call relayed to PWInsider.com that during the meeting it was stated that D’Amore had ‘stepped down’ from the company, which was not the case and not even what was stated in the company’s official statement. We are told by several that this did not sit well with some of the talents and as one wrestler said, ‘This wasn’t the way to start off’ a relationship with the locker room, especially since so many talents had a connection with D’Amore and that the vast majority liked D’Amore.”
It was also said that the meeting did not give wrestlers a chance to ask any questions. One TNA personality commented to Johnson that Anthem “had a lot of work to do” moving forward while Johnson stated that others are seemingly taking a “wait and see” stance.
The possible reason for Scott D’Amore’s termination was also revealed. Scott D’Amore was also heavily involved in forging TNA and WWE’s relationship. We will have to wait and see what will become of TNA following D’Amore’s departure.
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