TNA Cuts Several Big Names

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There are some key contributors to TNA Wrestling who have been let go by the company.

The year 2024 has been an interesting one for TNA Wrestling because they went back to the Total Nonstop Action name after several years of being called Impact Wrestling.

In early February, TNA fired former President of the company Scott D’Amore in a move that shocked a lot of people in pro wrestling and likely upset a lot of the talent as well since D’Amore had been running the company from a creative standpoint since 2017, which led to D’Amore eventually becoming the President of the company.

There have been more backstage cuts in TNA as the month of May came to a close. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reports that Anthem management fired Dave Sahadi, who was the Creative Director of the promotion.

Sahadi had been with the Anthem version of IMPACT/TNA since 2019. He also worked for TNA for about 18 years before that and was a director of TNA broadcasts. Sahadi also was a Creative Director for WWE for several years prior to his Total Nonstop Action run.

Another name cut by Anthem is RD Evans, who was considered by many people to be the Head of the Creative team and he also worked as a Producer. The PWInsider report noted that “word making the rounds is that relations between Evans and the company had grown strained in recent weeks.”

It was added by Johnson that he believes that Evans left on his own accord although there are people in TNA who tried to say it was a mutual agreement.

In addition to those names, PWInsider also reported that there were multiple departures in the company’s live events division, which is being called a “restructuring.” The company is still trying to figure out who is running the future of live events and there is no location set for October’s Bound for Glory PPV.

There were no talents released. However, Johnson referred to Thursday’s cuts as a “rough day” since the TNA family is a close group.

TNA Wrestling Presents Against All Odds On June 14th

The next TNA pay-per-view is their Against All Odds show from Chicago on June 14th with the following matches announced.

* TNA World Championship: Moose (c) vs Matt Hardy

* TNA Tag Team Championships: The System (c) vs Nic & Ryan Nemeth

* TNA X-Division Championship: Mustafa Ali (c) vs Trent Seven

It is also expected that Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace will have an open challenge, which could to somebody from WWE answering the call.