Author Kevin Sullivan joins the podcast to discuss his latest book “WWE 50: Celebrating 50 Years of Sports Entertainment” detailing the last 50 years in the company, what he wish he could have covered more in the book, his favorite time period to cover, who the important WWE superstar may be, having quotes from various people including Vince Russo, comparing this book to previous ones he has done for WWE, his thoughts on WrestleMania 30, Daniel Bryan and more.
Word began leaking out earlier today that TNA was making cuts to its talent roster. Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com had the news that TNA was releasing several wrestlers in a cost cutting measure.
Christian York, Crimson and Joey Ryan were given their release while Taeler Hendrix, the only female winner of the TNA Gut Check, confirmed on Twitter that she is no longer with the company and asked for her release.
Fans I’m not mad. It was a decision I made. Be happy for the direction I choose- I #DareToBe Revolutionary & now I can do that for my future
— Taeler Hendrix (@Taeler_Hendrix) July 3, 2013
Joey Ryan also confirmed his departure from the company on his Twitter account.
— Joey Ryan (@JoeyRyanOnline) July 3, 2013
Madison Rayne has also confirmed on Twitter that her contract has expired and she is no longer with TNA. That is not surprising because she is pregnant and hopes to return to the company when she can.
My contract w/ TNA has ended. I want to thank you all for the constant love & support and PROMISE you I will be back in the ring again soon!
— Madison Rayne (@MRayneTNA) July 3, 2013
Between The Ropes has also learned that William Goertel, who worked behind the scenes handling graphics for the video department, was also released from the company. He was let go last week on the same day as executive producer Kevin Sullivan who has been replaced by former WWE producer John Gaburick.
Several weeks ago, TNA parting ways with long time marketing director Michael Weber who held that position with the company since 2008.