TNA News: Tigre Uno parts ways with TNA
It may be back to Mexico for Gato Suicida.
Following on from the release of Baron Dax and Basile Baraka (The Tribunal) this past weekend, another now-former TNA talent has confirmed that he has parted ways with the company. Tigre Uno took to Twitter to thank the company for the opportunities given to him whilst simultaneously thanking both Dixie Carter and Bob Ryder.
The former X-Division Champion has also changed his Twitter handle to Xtreme Tiger, which is the name he used whilst performing for AAA in Mexico.
Here’s his Tweet:
Tiger made his name in AAA, spending six years there between 2006 and 2012 before being picked up by TNA. Tiger actually started with TNA under the name Ultimate Tiger, changing to Tigre Uno by the time he arrived on television.
Uno milled around the X-Division for a couple of years before finally capturing gold, winning his first and only X-Division Championship in June 2015 after defeating Low-Ki and Grado in a triple threat match for the vacant championship.
“Gato Suicida“ would hold the title for an impressive 199 days before losing it on an episode of Impact Wrestling in February 2016 to Trevor Lee, ending the second longest title reign in championship history.
Since losing the title and subsequent rematches, Tigre Uno has become a non-person in TNA, with his last match coming on an episode of Xplosion back in March, a losing effort against Jesse Godderz.
Despite being invisible in TNA, the former X-Division Champion has been active in his home nation of Mexico, he has also been competing for numerous promotions in Europe and the United States.
The release of Tigre Uno comes as little surprise when one takes into account his inactivity throughout the year.
Despite his lengthy title reign, Tigre Uno held the X-Division Championship during a relatively quiet period for the title and the company, and he won’t be classified amongst the litany of great TNA champions such as AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and Christopher Daniels.
Even so, Tigre Uno (or Xtreme Tiger) will have little problem finding work, as the man is a fine professional wrestler with a wealth of experience and has plenty of years in the ring ahead of him. Whilst we wouldn’t expect him to be turning up at the Full Sail university any time soon, a continuation of his career in Mexico is almost assumed at this point.
As with most releases in professional wrestling, it would be of little surprise if further cuts were announced by TNA in the coming days.
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