Partial Source: Pwinsider.com
As noted earlier this evening here on the website, Drew “DOC” Hankinson and Tara have been released from TNA Wrestling. Tara, a former five-time Knockouts champion, was being used only sporadically in recent months. This is another part of their cost-cutting measures where they are releasing talents who are rarely used as it simply doesn’t make sense to bring them in and not use them. Tara was notified of the release shortly before the company announced it publicly on their website. DOC’s TNA contract expired and they simply decided not to renew it. Tara signed with the company back in 2009 following her departure from WWE. The company issued the following statement: “IMPACT Wrestling has released Tara. We thank Tara for all her contributions and wish her the best of success in the future.”
It should also be noted that there have been 3-4 departures from the production end of the company. These releases have taken place over the last several weeks.
With that being said, TNA will be bringing in some new talents on this week’s Destination X iMPACT!. The show will air live this Thursday night from Louisville, Kentucky. The company is trying to freshen things up on a number of fronts so expect to see some new talents this Thursday. They’re basically getting rid of talents that aren’t being used and bringing in some fresh faces instead.