TNA Roster Address Fans After Major Firing [VIDEO]

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The TNA roster has issued it’s response to recent managerial changes in the company.

Shockwaves were sent around the wrestling world on 7th February when TNA announced the contract termination of long-term President Scott D’Amore.

The surprising move to replace the popular 49-year old with veteran sports executive Anthony Cicione is rumoured to have come directly from Anthem President & CEO, Len Asper and is believed to have occured as a result of disagreement about budget increases moving forward. Anthem Sports & Entertainment have owned TNA since 2017.

In a video captured by Sean Ross Sapp, D’Amore’s departure was addressed by the TNA roster ahead of No Surrender on 23rd February. Veteran performer Eric Young took to the microphone and promised that the performers would adapt to change and move forward:

“Change. What does that word mean to you? What is change in life, in sport, in business? See, change can be tricky because for everybody, it can be completely different.

There’s one thing that I know for sure since my time has started on this planet, and that is nothing is guaranteed. The only thing for sure is that things will change. It is the only promise this universe gives any of us. All we can do is adapt, pivot, and absorb that change and do our absolute best.

Now, TNA Wrestling’s surrender has been promised over and over.l and over again, by everyone. It’s been promised by people in this building right now. Yet here we all are. The wrestlers, the crew, the producers, everybody that makes this place go, and most importantly, the lifeblood of this place, you, the fans. Still breathing, still living, and in truth, still thriving.

Bear with me guys, this is difficult. This is an amazing place, filled with amazing people. Sometimes, you lose something. You lose someone, and the next step is grief. Then after that, after a while, the next step is, you have one of two choices. You could be lost with them, or you could move forward.

That’s what we’re going to do. That’s what we’ve always done. We’re going to move forward. That’s what we need. That’s what they would want. That’s what is necessary. This place, this world, this universe, it’s bigger than all of us. We all want the same thing. We want this place to thrive. We want it to be seen. We want it to be respected. We want it to be loved.

So I say this. To anybody that stands in our way, anybody that would oppose us, anybody asking for our unbiased surrender, now I want this part because we’re not on TV, I want it to be crystal-f*cking-clear. This place, these people, you guys, TNA, there will be no surrender.”

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Eric Young was in action at TNA No Surrender on 23rd February, held at the Alario Centre in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Former NXT Tag Team Champion Young opened the show, securing a shot at the TNA World Championship with victory over Frankie Kazarian in a number one contenders bout.

Young will now try to unseat reigning TNA World Champion Moose at Sacrifice on 8th March after he successfully defended his title against Alex Shelley at No Surrender.

H/T: Fightful for the above transcription.