Jesse Sorensen Released From TNA

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has announced on Twitter that he’s no longer with TNA Wrestling.

Sadly, Sorensen is probably best remembered for breaking his neck during a match against Zema Ion last year. He had been working for TNA’s production department while he recovered and trained for an eventual return to the ring.

Earlier this year, Sorensen  appeared on the Busted Open satellite radio show and spoke about his paralysis and recovery. Here’s what Sorensen to hosts  Dave Lagreca and Doug Mortman about TNA supporting him during this very difficult time in his life:

“Dixie has, out of everybody, probably been the most amazing. She’s totally taken care of me. When she was in the hospital with me she was just like a mom. She was there before my mom was and was just there telling me everything’s going to be ok and totally took care of me. I mean, she was there from the time I got hurt, she was holding my hand right after I got paralyzed. Dixie has been absolutely amazing. Totally taken care of me and its cool because still to this day some people are like, ‘are you going to wrestle? Are you not?’ Dixie always tells me, ‘I know you’re going to wrestle again. I know it’s going to happen.’ So she’s been very positive. So has everyone else at TNA. All the boys, they’re like, ‘I can’t wait till you come back and wrestle,’ even if we don’t know I can. It’s been really cool. Everybody’s been very supportive, which was cool because I hadn’t been in TNA that long and I was just always a shy kid so I didn’t make a whole lot of friends while I was at TNA. I had the guys I hung out with but it was cool because I got really close to a lot of people after this happened.”

… and to think, before becoming President of TNA, Dixie Carter ran a Public Relations firm! Unreal.

Here are some Twitter reactions to TNA firing Jesse Sorensen:

COMMENT BELOW and tell us if you think TNA firing Jesse Sorensen while he recovers from a broken neck is a bad PR move.

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  • pwnez

    Let the mayhem continue…

  • G.I.R.L.

    Cookie cutter but handsome.

  • G.I.R.L.

    Cookie cutter but handsome.

  • RaZ

    Got to clear room for Nick Hogan as the new GM .

    • http://www.sescoops.com/ Mr 561

      This would be hilarious if it wasn’t .. so very possible

  • elguapo79

    I mistakenly thought that was Godderz (sp?) and was more upset.

  • Deante320

    Next headline: TNA releases their common sense

    • Deante320

      Remember when hogan said if his plan fails he’d leave wrestling for good

      • jccox01

        Well he’s going to be leaving wrestling soon and he’s taking TNA with him.

    • BSwayn

      didn’t they already release that?

  • yrabadi

    Man… TNA is having a rough time. Their days may be numbered.

  • Steve

    where is the problem? if Sorensen is not cut out to be a good backstage worker, then it is fully acceptable to fire him. WWE does the same when their lowcard talent gets serious injuries

    • Deante320

      That was jesse’s 1st injury, dude. Btw that’s cold of you to say that. True WWE release lowcarders because they have no use for them creative-wise but at least WWE didn’t release them while they were recovering from a injury.

    • Deante320

      That was jesse’s 1st injury, dude. Btw that’s cold of you to say that. True WWE release lowcarders because they have no use for them creative-wise but at least WWE didn’t release them while they were recovering from a injury.

  • Stew-ED!

    Wow. At least give the guy a chance to recover.

    • Forceton Banfodder

      They’re not paying his bills, why do they care?

      • Stew-ED!

        Huh. Well I wish Sorensen the best. Hopefully he won’t have neck problems for the rest of his career.

  • Jamie

    I’m sure the door is open for all this talent to return when they have something for them, but no point paying people to sit around.

    • Forceton Banfodder

      So why do they keep Hogan?

      • john smith

        hh vs. bully ray bound for glory thats why

        • Forceton Banfodder

          That… sounds… so… exciting?

  • Forceton Banfodder

    Yet Hogan remains faithfully employed, even though he can barely walk and has no hope of a full recovery.

    • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

      I think Dixie has taken too many of his vitamins to even realise that his existance in TNA is actually pointless…=/

  • Jake

    Damn TNA is going down the crapper

  • Perezshaun

    Okay, Jesse Sorenson sent a tweet that he was released. According to an article written about 3 to 4 months ago on this sight, he was released from TNA already.

    • bri

      as a inring performer he was, but he was hired to work “backstage”

  • Oliver_Twisted

    Dixie’s dad needs to find her a new hobby.

  • ??Austin??

    TNA needs to fire Hogan and hire Heyman..

    • john smith

      hh vs. bully#bfg hogan is not in power in tna its the new guy from wwe and dave lasangna paul heyman protege

    • GodsLoyalSon

      Heyman is never leaving WWE again unless its through retirement

  • raven

    he had a story behind him but inside the ring he was nothing special, he doesn’t stand out in a crowd. he wasn’t going to make them money.
    good release. it sucks what he went through but they did keep him on the whole time he was in recovery and even gave him a spot behind the curtain when he came back.
    sean waltman passing judgment on anybody is f’in hilarious

  • Roger Penland

    Figures.

    Maybe one day, we’ll see that face in WWE.

    • 19791998

      No because he simply doesn’t stand out. It’s not a knock on him, it’s simply the truth.

      • Roger Penland

        I’m sure there are ways for him to work in the business without being in the ring..

  • CactusZackAttack

    I think that’s kinda low on TNA’s part.. Dixie seems like a nice person, but not the type of person to run a wrestling promotion. TNA is releasing talented workers but keeping guys like Hogan. Unreal

  • AngelFlow

    The guy broke his neck and while in rehabilitation they just fire him? Like X-Pac said: “Classy move by Dixie”. TNA needs desperately to fix everything or I don’t see them lasting much longer. Best of luck to Sorensen.

  • Tookie

    Really IWC? you guys are making a big deal out of the fact that Jesse Sorensen is gone?? Besidess Tara, name me one person that was release from their contract recently that was worth a damn? None of them. Doc was ok. All of those people were dead weight. When money gets tight, you get rid of dead weight. and don’t give me that crap about Hogan still being under contract. He may not be to draw he onece was,but he still gets one of the largest reactions of anyone on the roster and people want to see this guy. Whenever his music hits, the arenas erupt. He’s a household name and gives them just a little bit of credibility as a wrestling company. Just because the IWC hates Hogan with a passion, doesn’t mean the rest of us wrestling fans hate him as well. TNA has been great lately but no one wants to talk about the positive stuff.

    • Johrdann Miller

      “Really IWC?” you mean that same community that YOU are a part of?

      • Tookie

        Believe me, I am so not claiming yall lol. We have completely different views my friend.

        • bri

          yall isn’t a word.

          • Tookie

            It is down hurr. Just like rassling……………………

          • bri

            and that makes any argument you have pointless.

          • Tookie

            Listen, you are welcomed to challenge my comments about TNA with a comment of your own instead of following the status quo of the rest of the internet brats. Instead of offering a rebuttal, you decide you’re going to be cool and talk about spelling and grammer instead. Oh, but my comments are the pointless one. SMH

          • Billy Guthrie

            I think I know what he is trying to say. 1. TNA X-division and KO division was the gold standard 2. they used to give young guys a chance. Now however since they brought in HH and EB it has went way downhill. Yes HH is a big draw and EB has took WWE to the wire in the Monday night wars. But the both of them had been part of a company much like TNA that went bust. I am not saying they are to blame for all of the problems in TNA but like people have said before HH wages alone must be huge and why when they are cost cutting have a guy like rampage Jackson. I can honestly see WWE buying there video logs and cherry picking there best talent but right now at this moment I realy cant see any way out for TNA.

          • Tookie

            Everyone is over exaggerating about a downfall of TNA because of all the contract releases lately. Taking their show on the road cost a lot of money so they have to do that. They don’t have the budget of a Vince McMahon or a Ted Turner. WWE does the same thing every year after WrestleMania, they start cutting people. people have been saying TNA is going to die for years and they are still there. As far as Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, how can you possibly say young guys are not getting shots. Really??? under hope Hogan and Eric Bischoff’s watch, Bobby Rhoode and James storm have become heavyweight champions of the world. Austin Aries, you know the guy WWE did not want, became heavyweight champion of the world under hulk hogan and Eric Bischoff’s watch. Magnus is getting a big push,Samoa Joe is in the title hunt, Chris Sabin, for crying out loud, is the current World Heavyweight Champion. Young guys not getting a chance??? When Joey Ryan was released, he said it was Hogan who spoke up for him and gave him his shot. Now I’ll give it to you about the Knockouts division. They are not as good as they once were but they are still light years ahead of WWE Divas division. And as far as rampage jackson is concerned. TNA needs more exposure and attention on their product. Why sign him. He’s only one of the biggest draws in MMA history! Id sign rampage over all those nobodies thet got rid of as well. sometimes I wonder do you guys actually watch TNA, or do you just read comments from the idiots on the IWC who hate tna and hulk hogan. Watch the show, you might be surprised and might actually find yourself liking it………

          • Billy Guthrie

            Ok one this is wrestling not MMA two the KO is dead three saban got the typical TNA title change and panda who owns TNA are loaded but I give you my statement bout the younger guys getting a chance was wrong. But TNA now is generally not good

          • Tookie

            Tna doesnt have to be mma to use rampage. He is there to bring attention to the product. Plus we may get rampage vs angle at bound for glory which definately has me intrigued. I guarantee if wwe had signed rampage, you wouldnt be hearing all this hate. The IWC would would be saying good job wwe! Just like when they were calling rvd old and washed up and needs to retire, yet now that he’s back in wwe, he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. The knockouts division is lacking women but far from dead. Watch the last two matches between gail kim and taryn terrell and you tell me they’re dead. They stole the shows. As far as tna being generally bad, if you actually watch the show, then I respect your opinion. But If you just read dirt sheet spoilers and comments like a lot of other ppl on here do, then you are missing out on some intriguing wrestling because of the influence of others……

          • Billy Guthrie

            I watch whenever I get the chance and I would say the same thing if rampage went to wwe. It is the same thing as when wwe had Floyd Mayweather. If they ran the company right and stuck to there strengths then they would do better. I know there are a few in the IWC who just complain. I got that off them when I said I was a Goldberg fan. People like what they like and honestly I wish tna would get better so they could be competitive with wwe. But it is nice to have a wrestling discussion rather than just a flame war

          • Tookie

            Yea, you definitely cant always get a decent conversation out of these jokers. I was wairing for you to start correcting my spellinglike some of these other ppl do.

          • Billy Guthrie

            Hey my friend I get the spelling thing often enough. But I come hear to talk about wrestling not spelling. The points you put out seam well thought out while they might not be mine you do make some valid ones.

          • bri

            see now here you give a good argument with out using fake words. :)

          • Kuntry2TheCore

            It is if your a redneck, speaking AMERICAN ENGLISH! F#CK THE QUEENS ENGLISH!

          • Tookie

            Lol!

          • Kuntry2TheCore

            I think i settled that pretty well, ya think? lol

          • Kuntry2TheCore

            It is if your a redneck, speaking AMERICAN ENGLISH! F#CK THE QUEENS ENGLISH!

      • 19791998

        Just because someone comments doesn’t make that person a part of the IWC. The IWC complains about everything, pisses and moans anytime one of their “internet golden boys” loses a match, screaming about that they’re “getting buried”

    • 19791998

      What the IWC fails to realize is that TNA could’ve released him the day after it happened but they didn’t.

  • David Stephenson

    This is a terrible move by TNA.

  • Darkness

    if you want to kill the company quickly just bring back Vince Russo

  • #LOLZ

    TNA is dying Month by Month.

  • Marshall Mathers

    TNA is worse then roh

  • arcade_arson

    i am sorry but the colt tweet was kinda funny

  • Puppet H

    Had a worse career than Rob Conway

    • Cronion2415

      Conway is the current NWA Champion right?

  • Johrdann Miller

    TITANIC !

  • askbillmitchell

    Today Jesse Sorensen tomorrow Zema Ion? I mean since we are cutting the fat and getting rid of people with health issues, it just seems logical at this point. */sarcasm*

  • charles

    tna you suck for releasing all this good talent.

  • bri

    if they really want to cut cost, they need to get rid of hogan. He makes me fast forward every time i see him hobble out.

  • Mike Nicolich

    Unless more of us wrestling fans start watching and supporting almost 100% of that roster will be on food stamps sooner than later. Fans need to look in the mirror. Dixie, Hogan, Bischoff, Panda Energy, will be just fine. Easy to blame them but look in the mirror if you really do care.

  • Kuntry2TheCore

    I just noticed something… Jesse Sorensoon looks alot like the male vocalist from the band Straylight Run, who else agrees?