Yet More TNA Exits Amid Major Cost-Cutting

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It seems TNA could be in major cost-cutting mode as more names leave the company.

In early February, TNA fired the former president of the company Scott D’Amore in a move that shocked many in pro wrestling and led to an outpouring of support from many on the company’s roster. It later emerged Scott D’Amore had made a huge offer to buy TNA Wrestling from Anthem Entertainment but his advances were rejected.

There have been more backstage cuts in TNA as the month of May came to a close. PWInsider reported 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 around 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 TNA 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.”

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This has now been followed up with the Vice President of Marketing for all of Anthem Lou D’Angeli being let go. In an update on F4WOnline, it has also emerged Angeli’s assistant in live event promotion and marketing Lily Arenallo was also cut.

The cost-cutting measures come amid the backdrop of an exciting time for TNA on-screen as their Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace is set to compete for a WWE title.