Having Maria was definitely an asset. But Bennett was nothing more than a solid hand. His gimmick never got over. The Maria/Allie thing got completely ing sidetracked. This is in no way, shape or form a huge loss like the Hardy's or even Drew.
It's not as big of a loss as the Hardyz or Drew but it's still a major loss. I don't care for Mike Bennett and his gimmick never did get over, but he was heavily featured in the company's main storylines and was featured on a weekly basis ever since his debut.
If you take a look at TNA's personnel, they have about 28 "active" male wrestlers. They may only produce one show per week, but things will easily get stale with not only the lack of personnel, but the lack of star power.
The lack of star power and the lack of main event babyfaces is no doubt. You make a good point that Bennett has been featured a lot. But I think you can have someone else slip into that role fairly easily. They have Eli Drake and Sandow's new gimmick as well. Both could fit into garnering more of that tv time.
"It is no secret that in the last few months since new management has taken over for the company that talent has either been let go or left the company themselves due to disputes, while others such as Scott Steiner and Sonjay Dutt are back with the company. WrestlingInc and PWInsider are reporting that three Impact Wrestling personnel have been released from the company due to budget cuts.
The three talents being reported are Pat Kenney, Al Snow and Shane Helms, all of whom have worked as producers on Impact Wrestling. Kenney started back in 2003 with the company, Snow in 2008 and Helms most recently in 2015.
It should be noted that Helms has been the leader of ‘The Helms Dynasty’ alongside Trevor Lee and Andrew Everett so his release comes as a surprise."
GFW has had a shaky few months full of departures and controversy. It seems the company has taken another major hit, as Davey Richards announced his departure from GFW. On July 24th, Richards announced on Twitter that he came to terms with his release with GFW to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. He went go on to say that there were no hard feelings between GFW and himself and that he wanted fans to continue to support them even after his departure. GFW has released a statement on the Lone Wolf, thanking Richards for all he's done.
Former WWE Superstar Matt Morgan announced on the wrestling.inc podcast that he will be leaving GFW/Impact Wrestling. He mentioned that he had only signed with GFW under the impression that he would only be performing on the weekends but then they changed the taping dates to weekdays and are also planning to travel soon, which forced his hand with the decision.
"So when I first talked to Jeff [Jarrett] about this, the idea was you know, you guys are 20 minutes from my house, you guys are there on the weekends. As long as you guys are there on the weekends I can do this."
Wrestling News Co reports that Madison Rayne, Magnus, Brandi Rhodes, and Matt Morgan may have left the company. In case you didn’t know... Talents have been leaving GFW in droves since Anthem Sports acquired a majority interest in TNA Impact Wrestling back in January. The most notable people to have left the promotion thus far are The Hardy Boyz, Drew McIntyre, Maria Kanellis, Mike Bennett, Shane Helms and Al Snow among others.
Post by drgreenevil on Jul 25, 2017 14:36:34 GMT -5
Magnus has said he has left. But whats interesting with him is that his website profile is no longer with the active wrestlers, but at the same time it has not been moved to the alumni section like what happens with everyone else. IT team just behind? Or was the fallout between him and GFW more severe?