There is a new name at the top of TNA Wrestling with Scott D’Amore fired as president of the company.
The wrestling world was stunned when TNA announced they had replaced Scott D’Amore as president of the company. D’Amore had overseen the renewed momentum in the company and spear-headed the re-brand from Impact Wrestling back to TNA.
Now it seems TNA’s parent company Anthem held a Zoom call with staff and talents to discuss the changes. Anthem boss Len Asper was joined by new TNA president Anthony Cicone to address D’Amore’s exit.
PWInsider reported that talents were told Scott D’Amore “stepped down” from his role which did not sit well with them as this was not the case and wasn’t even what the company said in its official statement announcing D’Amore’s exit.
New president Cicone is said to have read a prepared statement which many did not like but others felt he was put in a no-win situation considering D’Amore’s popularity with the roster.
Talent was not given the chance to ask any questions in the meeting which some were not thrilled with and nothing specific was noted in regards to creative plans in TNA.
TNA World Champion Lost For Words
Some talent were said to be extremely angry when told about D’Amore’s exit before the Anthem executives joined the call but some veterans in the company were said to be trying to calm things down, noting that the new boss should at least be given a chance.
Nothing on the call addressed the suggestion that Anthem felt TNA had become too Scott D’Amore-centric and instead wanted the brand more aligned with its parent company.
TNA World Champion Moose was clearly not happy as he took to social media to share his thoughts on the situation and indicated he’d be lying low for a while:
I’m lost for words…..Shutting down for a few days.
I’m lost for words…..Shutting down for a few days. ✌🏾
— MOOSE (@TheMooseNation) February 7, 2024
Reports have suggested there had been major disagreements at the top of TNA that led to Scott D’Amore’s departure.