As previously reported, Frankie Kazarian is officially gone from TNA with his last commitments having been finished during the weekend Impact tapings. According to sources, the release was due to the company’s financial cutbacks.
The report notes that Kaz was making more than TNA wanted to pay him, with the company thinking they could afford two younger talent for the same cost. As we reported today, financial problems have continued to be a thorn in TNA’s side with the production crew nearly walking out over pay problems.
ORIGINAL: According to one source, there were major financial concerns among the production crew at this past week’s TNA Impact Wrestling television tapings in Orlando, Florida.
Apparently many within the production crew were upset about the company being behind on their pay, and as a result, they claimed that if they weren’t caught up on pay by a certain point, they were going to collectively walk out in the middle of the tapings.
The threats from the production crew were apparently made clear to TNA management, as checks were issued to the crew and the situation ended up getting resolved. Prior to that happening, however, there was said to be a 24-hour period where there was a lot of tension backstage.