Dispute with TNA Wrestling Management Preceded Scott D’Amore’s Firing – The wrestling world was rocked by news of Scott D’Amore’s sudden departure from his position as President of TNA Wrestling. In a surprising turn of events, Anthony Cicione has stepped into the role, a decision that has left some talent within the organization discontented.
According to insights shared by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, D’Amore had been a proponent for bolstering the show’s budget, particularly as the TNA brand had been experiencing a resurgence in recent times. His efforts to advocate for increased investment in the product were reflective of his commitment to elevating the quality of the programming and capitalizing on the momentum gained by TNA.
Meltzer also alluded to rumblings within the company, suggesting that D’Amore’s departure may have been preceded by disagreements with management.
“I think that he thought that it’s time to spend some more money, try to go after more talent to try to build this thing up. We have a little bit of momentum. And the Anthem, people were kind of like, ‘we don’t want to increase the budget’ and maybe even wanted to cut back on the budget, but definitely didn’t want to increase the budget, and had a standoff. And that’s kind of what happened. And I mean, he’d always been trying to get a bigger budget. And he’d always been rebuffed.”
Meltzer continued by noting that D’Amore had a dispute with management before he was released.
“It was coming back, it was getting more popular, but their whole thing was to just provide, have a product, tape television, fulfill your pay-per-views, your streaming stuff, and to do this cheaply, essentially, as cheaply as possible. Whether that is the reason for the split, that was it, or there was some other thing that we don’t know. I mean, I’m sure it’ll be out in the next couple of days. But that’s the only thing that I’ve been kind of been told by, people is that was a dispute that he had had with management.”
As the wrestling community awaits further developments, D’Amore’s departure marks a significant shift in leadership within TNA Wrestling, leaving fans and talent alike curious about the future direction of the promotion under Cicione’s stewardship.
Dispute with TNA Wrestling Management Preceded Scott D’Amore’s Firing