Latest Details On The Creative Team Shake-Up In TNA Impact Wrestling

There continues to be a lot of talk regarding the creative team in TNA Impact Wrestling. No formal announcement has been made to crew and talent regarding the rumored Dave Lagana for Vince Russo transition. The situation gained steamed this afternoon when it was learned that Russo wasn’t backstage at Against All Odds in Orlando.

From what I understand Lagana is helping produce pre-tapes backstage at tonight’s show and is downplaying rumors that he’s Russo’s replacement. The creative structure in TNA has been Vince Russo and Matt Conway submitting their work to Bruce Prichard before going to Eric Bischoff who had the final say before the content was executed for television.

While many publications are continuing to report Russo is out, my sources seems to believe Russo could be seeking a “less political” role in TNA. It wasn’t long ago I was told Dixie Carter “wouldn’t fire” Russo. Things are always subject to change and with Russo not at tonight’s pay-per-view, there is nothing to support his status one way or another.

All and all I can confirm TNA has been actively searching for a new creative team writer. Russo’s absence is notable and an exit would mean a big leg up for the political camp of Bischoff and Hulk Hogan.

For those unfamiliar with Lagana, he’s a former WWE creative team writer and was working with ROH Wrestling before being hired by TNA last year to help with Ring Ka King in India.

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  • eurosario

    Didn’t Lagana rub someone the wrong way recently

    • wnwdotcom2

      Yes which makes this story even more interesting.

  • Louis

    Well anything that can give u great storylunes from the 80s with the lughts, camera, and glamour of today.

    • Louis

      New direction maybe a tv show old writing crew like days of our lives, or the x files.

  • eurosario

    I’ve been thinking about it and it’s a great plan by Eric and Hogan to get rid of the originals in power.Even if it’s little by little there doing it.

  • monty

    one would think that hogan and eirc are getting a new shot of proving themself and that wcw wasn't all their fault. Until you can compete with wwe on the same level you are minor leagues. Smackdown has much better ratings than tna. i say 3-4 years max or maybe even sooner and tna will go out of business

    competition is good but not tna because they are still living in 90s with nwo

  • Tex

    To Monty, There is no NWO in TNA.

  • Jim

    “Dixie Carter won’t fire Vince Russo”. And that is exactly why TNA won’t succeed. IMO its obvious TNA needs to change it up creatively. Which means Russo has to go. Its business Dixie. You aren’t there to be everyone’s friend. They are your employees, and if they are getting in the way of the company you are in charge of succeeding, it is then your responsibility to do something about it. Just shows she’s not bank rolling this train wreck of a promotion. Because I think if they were throwing her money away she might be a bit more ready to do what needs to be done for her business to succeed. if WWE’s numbers ever got as low as TNA’s, Vince would have a stroke and head’s would be rolling. Because he realizes this is business, and not a popularity contest.