In what comes as a shock to almost everyone, long time president of TNA Wrestling, Scott D’Amore, has just been terminated by the company. Scott helped IMPACT Wrestling battle back from their lowest of lows and rebrand back into TNA wrestling with a successful change so far, since the beginning of 2024. Now, he’s gone.
Scott D’Amore Fired From TNA Wrestling
The following was announced in regards to the termination; “Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., a global multi-platform media company, announced today the appointment of Anthony Cicione as the President of TNA Wrestling.
The move aims to further integrate TNA Wrestling into Anthem’s Entertainment Group, of which Cicione is the President, leveraging the entire Company’s resources to add more value in areas including production, distribution, marketing, viewership, customer acquisition, digital revenue streams, ad sales and sponsorships, digital tech operations, and more.
Cicione replaces Scott D’Amore, whose contract with Anthem has been terminated. D’Amore has been a part of TNA since 2003. He held many key leadership positions and played a vital role in the growth of the company leading to its strong industry reputation today, including the successful return of the TNA Wrestling brand in 2024. Anthem thanks him for the commitment he brought to the business, the talent, and the people who work outside the ring.
In addition to these duties as President of Entertainment, Cicione will now manage the day-to-day business operations for TNA Wrestling. He brings more than 30 years of executive-level management experience to the organization. Cicione has been with Anthem for the last 16 years, managing technical operations and multiple cable and digital channels. Prior to his time with Anthem, Cicione was a producer of sports content including catapulting The Score to success by bringing WWE to the channel.”
Fightful Select reported immediately following the announcement that talent and staff were informed of the move today, with some finding out this morning. Currently staff and talent are on a zoom call to discuss the move. One talent said they believed Anthem wanted the brand to be more closely associated with them as opposed to D’Amore, and when we asked another about that they said “I can see that, but he saved TNA.”
We’ll keep you updated on the latest news from this situation.
H/T Fightful Select
From: Brady Alexander