More Details On Scott D'Amore's Surprising Exit From TNA Wrestling

-- TNA Wrestling initiated a big shakeup at the top of their organization as announced this morning with long-time executive Scott D'Amore effectively fired after a long, successful tenure leading the company. No reason for the dismissal was given, but below are some aggregated news and notes about the move:

  • The internal belief according to TNA employees is that the decision to let D'Amore go came directly from Anthem owner Len Asper and that he was likely caught off guard considering the recent successes of TNA over the past few months.
  • Anthem Sports and Entertainment is looking to step in and assume a much larger role of the day-to-day processes and strategies of the promotion and TNA will be folded into Anthem's "entertainment arm" rather than exist separately in its "own corner of the company", according to pwinsider.com. This meant that D'Amore was removed from power.
  • In recent weeks, Anthem executives reached out directly to talent and staff to get a better idea of how the promotion works, which was out of character but in hindsight, likely was Anthem preparing to move on without D'Amore.
  • It is believed that D'Amore is the only executive who was let go (for now) and that TNA's creative team remains intact, though it's unclear who will be heading up that division now. The production teams is also not seeing any changes nor have there been any reports of talent wanting out now that D'Amore is no longer in charge.
  • TNA is expected to address the shakeup with talents imminently via a Zoom call.