Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Jul 22, 2013
Who Was Responsible For TNA’s Event Issues?

Who Was Responsible For TNA’s Event Issues?


UPDATE x 2: The person that would have been overseeing the licensing of talents for different States would have been Bruce Prichard. Prichard parted ways with TNA last week as we reported.

As previously reported, TNA had a TNA house show in Cape Girardeau, MO on Saturday night. Prior to the start of the show, road agent Pat Kenny had to explain to the crowd that around half the wrestlers who were scheduled would not be allowed to work due to commission licensing issues.

TNA will have to make sure the issues are resolved, as they have a TV taping set for St. Louis, MO in September.

UPDATE: Bruce Prichard is officially gone from TNA. TNA released Prichard, who was Senior Vice President of Programming & Talent Relations, today. As previously reported, there were several issues with Prichard including his stalling out contract negotiations to the point that some, such as Drew Hankinson and RVD, had expired. There was major heat on him for stuff like this.

Also officially released was D’Lo Brown, who had been an agent with the the company since 2009 and was also in charge of the Gutcheck tryouts.

ORIGINAL: Bruce Prichard may become a casualty of TNA’s cost-cutting. Sources report that as the company restructures itself, they have been asking office personnel to restructure their deals. Prichard was asked to do so and has reportedly rejected that request and his days are said to be numbered in the company as a result.

TNA’s agents were also asked to do so and some within TNA say that shortly after D-Lo agreed to a per-night agreement, he was fired.

More as we get it.

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17 Responses to “Who Was Responsible For TNA’s Event Issues?”

  1. Tiffanydude says:

    FUCKING BRUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK GOD HE LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. lee4tammy says:

    total tosser

  3. TwIsTeD_EnEmY says:

    Who would have guessed…

  4. cnote says:

    You guys are so blind if Dixie was any kind of a boss she would of been following up on everything he was doing especially for something like this. Horribly ran company she is the issue she makes poor buisness choices and has no buisness running tna.

    • tnadude says:

      Sorry – but the President doesn't follow up on paperwork details.


      • Bigmike885 says:

        but you'd think she would have had a redundacncy program on something like this, and after they fired him would have checked up on it..

        • tnadude says:

          Apparently, criticism of Dixie is off limits…

          You're right – you never fire someone until you have a backup plan for them. And the plan does belong to Dixie. And she should most certainly take blame for that.

          The execution of the paperwork belongs to whomever she appointed in charge of the show. And that's not a task for a President (sorry to those who thumbed me down for that – but it's still true).

          • nickB says:

            Couldn’t agree with you more the top brass’ involvement is literally I want this to happen so she will say we are going here, here & here then deligate to a senior person who takes responsibility and breaks it down re-deligates to his people so you book place, you book staff, hotels but the senior person needs to chase if its not done as its there neck on the line. As well as the person who screws up.

            After all Dixie doesn’t wrestle and doing basic admin would be practicley the same thing.

  5. Dante_Cross says:

    I find it ironic that he was released, not because he was doing a terrible job, but because he didn't think that he needed to restructure his contract. They should have outright fired him from the start, they were being generous.

  6. jbcissom says:

    When John Gaburick walked through the door, I think everyone knew ole Brucey was on his way out.

  7. TFnatureboyfig4 says:

    I consider myself one of the biggest TNA fans out there, but this was downright incompetence. Sure, the recently-fired guy makes a good scapegoat (might even be some truth to it), but the responsibility ultimately falls on Dixie Carter herself and the rest of TNA management. As hard as I try, I can't imagine WWE EVER messing up this badly!

    TNA knows how to wrestle, and they know how to produce a good TV show. What they need is someone who knows how to run a business!

    • JoeWrestling says:

      Well luckily I like to see wrestling and a good TV show, so good enough to me. Obviously they screwed up and embarrassed themselves, but it's just an aberration of turnover and probably only 300 people there with mostly $15 tickets. So, just to keep some perspective.. it wasn't a big event and they missed the womens match, 3 jobbers (Garrett/Bradley/Brisco) and Chris Sabin. I'm not excusing stupidity but again, they will get over it.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        and your statement sheds light on most of TNA's problems…there was only 300 people at a house show in which your newly crowned world champion couldn't appear. Many more "errors" like this and your good tv wrestling show might go away

        • tnadude says:

          Finally, admission of being a WWE guy!!!

          "There was only 300 people at a house show in which YOUR newly crowned world champion couldn't appear."

          "Many more "errors" like this and YOUR good tv wrestling show might go away"

          Now that you've gotten that off your chest we can all move forward.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            How did that imply I'm a “wwe” guy? A fan of Tna cannot criticize them? I was saying it from Tna standpoint? I was saying as I was talking to them (Dixie) But read into it what you will I guessSent from my iPhone

  8. whatsup121 says:

    Look like when Bruce Prichard found

    Out he was going to be termed , he

    Decided to just say F$&k it to the job

    And not bothering to finish anything

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