David Lagana, TNA’s head writer, left the company yesterday. Lagana, made this news public after he published a long note on his Medium page. Below are some excerpts from the note:
“I’ve been very lucky to work with every major talent in the history of the sport and learn from its brightest minds; Vince McMahon, Paul Heyman, Dusty Rhodes, Pat Patterson, Gerry Brisco, Shawn Michaels, Paul Levesque, Michael Hayes, Brian Gewirtz, Adam Pearce, Hunter Johnson, Matt Conway, Billy Corgan, Vince Russo, Eric Bischoff, Bruce Prichard, Jeff Jarrett, and Dutch Mantel.
Today I made the decision to leave TNA Impact Wrestling. A decision I do not make lightly but one I made to create a future, that I control. In 2017, you need to look forward to 2020 and beyond. My focus now is on personal branding, technology and the wild west of storytelling available to all content creators today.”
Lagana who’s been working for TNA from 2011, has also written for the long-running sitcom, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, and the Indian wrestling show, Ring Ka King. He was expected to have more power in TNA, under Billy Corgan, but his position in the company was expected to be flimsy after Corgan failed to get control of the company.
It is interesting to note that Lagana, who’s thanked almost every major player in the Pro-Wrestling industry, did not thank Dixie Carter and John Gaburick in the note above.
Several staff members and superstars hoped for Corgan instead of Carter to get control of the company. Unfortunately, that did not happen, and Carter remains in control. TNA Superstar, Mike Bennett, went on Twitter to sound off his displeasure by tweeting out the message below:
Welp,back to bad business as usual— Mike Bennett (@RealMikeBennett) October 31, 2016
The videos below talk about the recent developments in TNA: