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Scott D’Amore TNA Update: More Reports Emerge on the Latest Unfortunate Departure

Published 02/26/2024, 12:18 AM EST

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Scott D’Amore has been in the pro wrestling industry since 1991. He began his training at the age of sixteen and is best known as the president and an on-screen personality for Total Non-stop Action. He has also worked for WCW and WWE in his initial years. Nevertheless, he recently parted ways with TNA recently ending a 17-year-long run. What led him to do so, and what are the updates on the situation? Everything you need to know is right here, so keep reading.

Scott D’Amore’s attempt to buy TNA was rebuffed by Anthem and later led to his departure

D’Amore started his career as an enhancement talent in 1993. He worked for WCW and the WWE while touring multiple independent promotions. He soon moved on to the role of a booker and producer for multiple promotions in Canada. Among the promotions he worked for, Border City Wrestling has been his baby since its foundation in 1993. Today, BCW is a partner with Impact Wrestling. In 2003, he joined TNA as a road agent. He also worked backstage as a creative team member and trainer. In 2017, he took over the role of Head of Creative, and in 2023, he was promoted to the President of Impact Wrestling. On February 7, 2024, it was announced that D’Amore’s contract with TNA was terminated.

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This came as a result of D’Amore pushing for a bigger budget, which Anthem did not want to provide. The idea behind D’Amore’s push was to expand the product and get wrestlers like Will Ospreay on the show because of the recent increase in popularity.

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According to sources close to D’Amore, he also wanted to buy the company for $10 million plus clearing all the existing debt. The Canadian believed that an offer ranging from $7 million to $12 million represented a fair valuation of the promotion. However, Anthem did not push for a counteroffer and turned it down cold. Despite all of this, many wrestling fans believe the recent increase in TNA’s popularity should be credited to D’Amore.

How did D’Amore change Impact Wrestling forever?

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During his tenure, D’Amore focused on specific areas like the X-Division wrestling. This would soon be known for its high-flying and innovative style. Furthermore, he would improve and work on the Knockouts division. This served as a platform for female wrestlers to showcase their athleticism and storytelling abilities.

D’Amore’s recent departure from TNA has generated mixed reactions from TNA fans. Many have been acknowledging his contributions, while others have raised questions about certain creative decisions made during his leadership. However, his undeniable impact on TNA’s trajectory and the wrestling industry as a whole remains significant.

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What do you make of the details that have emerged since his firing? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Written by:

Christopher Paul

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Christopher Paul is a WWE reporter at EssentiallySports. With over eight years of experience as a writer and a childhood passion for pro wrestling, Chris is now a voice for kayfabe fans. He has a penchant for covering live events and enjoys breaking the latest developments in the WWE Universe.
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Amal Joyce