TNA Releases Jesse Sorensen

Jesse Sorensen announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he’s been released from TNA Impact Wrestling.

Sorensen hasn’t competed since breaking his neck in a match at TNA Against All Odds in February 2012. The injury was diagnosed as a C1 vertebrae fracture with spinal cord edema and caused him to temporarily lose movement in his arms and legs.

The injury occurred after taking a knee to the back of the neck by Zema Ion. Sorensen admitted earlier this year the injury strained their friendship but they have since reconciled.

While Sorensen has been out of the ring, the company had him working in production to keep him on the payroll.

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  • John

    Honesty don’t think this is a great look for TNA to release a guy who broke his neck in their ring.

  • Nostaljack

    Can TNA sink any lower? The kid gets his neck broken in your ring and you still decide to fire him? I thought Dixie was all about morals. Clearly, hers have taken a dive. Yet another in a long list of “nice moves” by TNA. Sorenson is better off away from an organization like that. I sincerely hope he succeeds beyond his wildest dreams at whatever he does after this.

    • Jimmy

      Why are you crying?

      • Nostaljack

        That you would ask says far more about you than it does about me.

        • Jimmy

          After reading all of your comments i think iv’e seen enough of you.

          • Nostaljack

            Ok, wonderful. This is about someone who was released who shouldn’t have been. I have little else to say about this so I’m kinda done with it. It’s not like anything I say will change a solitary thing anyway.

          • Jimmy

            I can see where you are coming from, but just because the guy got injured doesn’t mean he should still be with TNA. Jesse Sorensen is terrible in a wrestling ring.

    • Kenneth

      I wouldn’t blame Dixie Carter for this. From what I understand about TNA’s executive ‘structure’ she likely doesn’t even know he’s gone yet.

  • jvhy

    they did him a favor. because if he comes back to wrestling, he has a powerful story now, just add getting fired from the company that you nearly got paralyzed for life for.
    tna wouldnt know how to capitalize on that kinda of thing anyway.

    • Nostaljack

      I sincerely hope this becomes a PR nightmare for TNA. Course, few even know they exist so that won’t happen.

      • LeftyTosser

        jack, I’m not quite sure where all of your negative comments are coming from on TNA. Jessie was paid at a performer rate for doing a job that normally pays at a much lower rate even after he was cleared to perform, but did not do so. People get injured all the time in this industry. A performer that does not purchase disability insurance to cover themselves in case of injury is asking for a problem.

        Do you still go to see your doctor after he no longer works as a doctor? The young man did not handle his responsibility to himself by insuring himself. I feel bad for the guy, but throwing TNA under the bus is doing him no good other than venting. Will anyone else hire him at this point even when he is ready to get back in the ring? Heck no, not after what he has said.
        How long do you think the WWE or ROH would have paid the guy? The guy was not an employee. There is no long term insurance coverage for independent contractors. It is up to the individual to cover their own butts, not the companies.

  • KrisXX

    They kept him on when they didn’t have to at all. Seriously, how many jobs still keep you on the payroll if you can’t do what you were hired to do? Injured or not.

    • Nostaljack

      Are you serious? He was injured in *their* ring by one of *their* workers. He could have been paralyzed permanently because of it. He had years of work ahead of him and Zema ended it…in TNA’s ring. Eddie Guerrero’s wife works for WWE. She was employed as a wonderful gesture of kindness. She’s still there cause she’s that good. That’s class. Releasing Sorenson isn’t.

      • KrisXX

        He *KNEW* the *RISKS*. I am surprised TNA kept him on as long as they did. Yeah, he got hurt wrestling for their company, but they are not his mommy & daddy. They are not obligated to take care of him the rest of his life. Shit happens….its sucks, but it happens to the best of us.

        • John

          People get all up tight when WWE don’t give support to people who have been injured while working for them but its suddenly ok for tna to do it? Tna has a little but of history with not caring about its talent and this just shows they havent changed.

        • Nostaljack

          Yeah, and being handed a broken neck that almost kills you happens often. No one thinks about that because it rarely happens. Does it? Absolutely. They aren’t his “mommy and daddy” but he deserves more respect. WWE gave it; why not TNA? Because they’re an indie promotion that imagines itself to be more because it has a fake TV deal. This is lower than low….and no, I’m not related to him…