Several weeks of layoffs at Total Nonstop Action wrestling culminated today in the mass firing of every wrestler and backstage employee except for Hulk Hogan.
In a press release issued this morning, TNA President Dixie Carter said: “We regretfully announce that TNA has parted company with all its employees, including myself, with the exclusion of Hulk Hogan. I wish everyone, including myself, all the best on our future endeavours.”
The layoffs are hardly a surprise given that, in the past month, TNA has released talent including Matt Morgan, D-Lo Brown, Madison Rayne, Taeler Hendrix, Christian York, Joey Ryan and Crimson.
Today the company fired every other member of its roster, from Abyss to Zema Ion, in hopes of stemming chronic financial losses.
According to the press release, Hulk Hogan could not be fired from the company because he signed an iron-clad, 200-year contract that can only be nullified in the event of the apocalypse.
It is expected that next week’s episode of Impact Wrestling will feature two solid hours of Hogan re-enacting his greatest promos over the past several decades, including 900 utterances of the word “brother.”
According to some reports, TNA may soon hire wrestlers who are willing to work for free. Zack Ryder has reportedly expressed interest.