Update on Vince Russo's Firing and TNA/Spike Contract Status
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.30.2014
How did Russo's departure go down?
- As previously reported, Vince Russo is officially done with TNA. While Russo claims that it was suggested that he take a break from the company and quit, PWInsider reports that he was in fact fired by John Gaburick. According to one source, Gaburick jokingly suggested that TNA and Russo no longer be involved, but then got serious and fired him. Russo then used the "suggesstion" part as the basis for his Twitter post.
As has been reported, Russo's working with TNA was reportedly part of the problem with Spike TV. As of right now there is no new deal in place for Impact but talks are ongoing. The site claims that no one in TNA's office knew that the TMZ news report was coming because Spike hadn't told any of them that the show wasn't getting renewed.
TNA is not only in talks with Spike, but with other outlets as well. Talent agency UTA is handling the negotiations for TNA and reporting back to TNA's offices. Dixie Carter is not personally involved in the talks.