TNA Star Asks For His Release, Styles & Russo Clash Backstage


— Frankie Kazarian asked to be released from his TNA contract at the most recent TNA iMPACT! tapings because he’s been frustrated with the creative direction of his character, Suicide. TNA management was ready to grant the release until A.J. Styles and Christopher Daniels stepped in and smoothed things out between both sides.

— There are new details regarding the backstage tension between TNA champion A.J. Styles and head writer Vince Russo. Russo recently confronted Styles after Styles told TNA president Dixie Carter that there should be a wrestler on the creative team. Russo started yelling at Styles, who responded by saying Russo has booked him as a weak champion in recent weeks.

– In a battle of former WWE wrestlers, Kip James squares off against Sheik Abdul Bashir in TNA’s latest webmatch.

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– The TNA website has posted a set of Halloween-themed photos featuring the Knockouts. You can view them here.

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