When it was revealed that Bill DeMott was going to be a guest on the podcast interview show hosted by Vince Russo, many knew that the topic of his departure from WWE was going to be discussed. DeMott hinted that he was instructed by management to do what he was accused of doing. He could not go into too much details, as it was clearly obvious that he was trying to avoid getting into a legal battle with the company.
May 7, 2015
After eight years with the company, Hector Guerrero has decided to leave TNA. While many will want to hear some controversy regarding the move, it is actually a cordial departure. Guerrero is leaving so that he can focus on a new consulting business that he and his wife have started. While he might no longer be attached to a promotion, he will be accepting booking from various independent wrestling shows across the country.
April 28, 2015
When Dolph Ziggler posted a vague message that hinted of his impending departure from WWE, that created quite a buzz with fans. He decided to do it again on Sunday morning. Ziggler posted through social media that he has been given bad gimmicks by the company in the past (caddie and cheerleader), but he overcame that and found success. He hinted that Extreme Rules might be the last pay per view that he works for the company.
April 26, 2015
While it is still pretty early on, it appears that the return on investment for Josh Mathews has been a rather good one for TNA. He is doing a tremendous job of being a one man commentating team after the departure of Taz. The company might have been in a bind had it just been Mike Tenay out there by himself. While he is one of the most knowledgeable guys to ever do the job, Tenay is a guy that works much better when there is a color commentator.
April 26, 2015
To clear the air, Taz revealed some details about his departure from TNA. He stated that his contract was up later on this summer, and he already had plans of moving on to do something else. The former world heavyweight champion stated that his decision to ask for a release was purely related to business. It was not personal, and he refuses to bash the company. The New York native also mentioned that he has no issues with Josh Mathews, whom he praises.
April 19, 2015
As soon as word spread about her departure from the company, fans started speculating on why AJ Lee walked out of WWE. She has yet to confirm any of the rumors that are floating out there. Reports have now surfaced that the final straw that led to her decision was the fact that the company supported the lawsuit filed against CM Punk by the doctor. She found it difficult to work for a company that is trying to harm her family.
April 9, 2015
While he did receive a bit of attention from the internet wrestling community by making a return to the ring and challenging Kevin Owens to a brawl, Alex Riley received ten times that amount when he decided to take a little jab at AJ Lee, who recently decided to retire from WWE. He mocked the tattoo that she got whenever she became the longest reigning Divas Champion by joking that she should get one to commemorate her departure.
April 5, 2015
If there is one good thing about AJ Lee retiring from WWE, it's that her departure opens up the door for another female performer. A roster spot and salary slot have been open. A diva on the main roster right now has a chance at filling that void, but that is highly unlikely. More than likely, the company is going to look at the developmental divas in NXT. Charlotte is first in line, but the company is also high on Sasha Banks and Bayley.
April 4, 2015
During a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Melina talked about her release from WWE. She stated that she is now over it and has accepted that it was something that needed to happen. The 36 year old now understands that the company needed to clear roster spots for fresher faces. She also reiterated that the rumors about backstage heat leading to her departure were not true. She was not nearly as crazy as her character was.
March 22, 2015
One of the events that Rey Mysterio is scheduled for during Wrestlemania week is a sit down interview. He is bringing along his real life best friend Konnan and former WWE writer Court Bauer. The two of them are not afraid to speak out about things taking place backstage, with the former being highly critical and controversial. The belief is that Mysterio might end up discussing his departure from the company and the ugly contract situation.
March 3, 2015