During a recent interview, Shawn Daivari revealed a rather interesting story that took place backstage that caused him to abruptly quit TNA. During the planning for his Feast or Fired match against Cody Deaner, Eric Bischoff revealed that he was going to choose the person being legitimately fired as the match was going on. That enraged Daivari, who gave his notice and said that he would be working that final match as a favor to Deaner.
January 28, 2016
While doing a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, JTG revealed that they were initially fired because Shad Gaspard messed around with the referee during a match. Management was livid about the incident, with then backstage agent Barry Windham yelling at them. Afterwards, John Cena started admonishing Cryme Tyme as well because he knew that it would ruin the push that they were receiving.
December 28, 2015
During a recent questions and answers session with fans on Reddit, Tyler Reks stated that John Cena used to purposely violate the wrestler code by going through the bags of Alex Riley in the locker room. Reks, who has retired from professional wrestling and now owns a marketing company, stated that Cena did that because he was constantly trying to find ways to get Riley fired from WWE.
December 18, 2015
Earlier in the month, Billy Gunn was fired by WWE after management found out that he had failed a drug test during a powerlifting competition. The belief is that it is simply a public relations move to avoid drawing negative attention from the media. Many feel that Gunn will be back as a trainer in a couple of months when the heat dies does. He is well liked by a lot of people in the company.
November 21, 2015
For years, Bill DeMott and Billy Gunn were staples of the developmental program in WWE. DeMott was fired after a major controversy. Well, now Gunn is following him out the door. Management was forced to fire Gunn after finding out that he was taking performance enhancing drugs for his power lifting career that he was doing on the side. The front office stated that they had no idea he was even doing that.
November 13, 2015
Upon finding out that Buff Bagwell blames him for his failed run in WWE, Jim Ross issued a response. First and foremost, he is not going to bother to listen to the actual comments that were made by Bagwell. Secondly, Ross reminded Bagwell that he was simply the messenger at the time. Whenever someone gets fired from the company, the orders usually come from someone above him.
November 10, 2015
To stir up some excitement among sports fans, WWE recently ran a poll to see if they wanted to see Dwayne Johnson becoming the new head coach at his alma mater, the University of Miami. The Hurricanes fired Al Golden after the team suffered a humiliating 58-0 loss to Clemson on national television. Johnson thanks fans for their support via social media and stated that the team will find a good coach.
October 26, 2015
Now that everyone knows that Hornswoggle is serving a 30 day suspension for violating the WWE wellness policy, the speculation now turns to whether or not he will be fired by management. Things are a bit different for the Wisconsin native because he was heavily involved in the recently promotion of the Muppets. Firing him could lead to even more media attention, which the front office obviously does not want.
September 30, 2015
In case you missed Impact Wrestling this week, Ethan Carter fired Jeff Hardy because he refused to obey his command. That has led to speculation within the internet wrestling community that he could be leaving TNA. That is not the case at this moment. The segment was being done to generate interest, which it has, and to set up a big match between Hardy and Carter later on. Hardy is still under contract to Total Nonstop Action.
September 24, 2015
From the moment that Kurt Angle took some time away from TNA to remove a tumor in his neck, the internet wrestling community has been wondering if and when he would be making a return to the company. Speculations were fired up this week, as Angle revealed that he was not signing a contract extension. However, it has now been revealed that Angle would be returning during the Bound For Glory weekend.
September 10, 2015