Former TNA star/referee Shane Sewell issued the following statement on his Facebook page regarding his release from TNA:

“Hello to everyone,

Apologies for the silence the past few months, but there really hasn?t been much to report on until now.

As I am sure that most of you have read or heard over the past weekend, I am no longer working with TNA Wrestling. There’s really not too much to tell you other than my contract with TNA was up for renewal, and unfortunately we just couldn?t come to amicable terms for a new deal. Both sides really did try to make it work.

It was just business, and no painful behind-the-scenes drama.

TNA has some great people in the company, and it was a pleasure having the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in the business today.

As for my time with TNA, I have to tell you that having the opportunity to work with Earl Hebner was one of the greatest experiences of my entire career. I absolutely loved every minute of working as a referee alongside Earl and the rest of the guys. It gave me the chance to experience the matches in an entirely new way. I leave with such great memories, and knowing that I am forever indebted to Earl for sharing his years of knowledge and experience with me. Thank you Earl.

So what’s next??? Well to start with, I am going to be working regularly back in my beautiful adopted homeland of Puerto Rico. A place where I don?t need a cheap knock-off belt to be called a legend. A country where my years of blood, sweat and tears for the wrestling business and it’s fans have already EARNED that legends status for me. A place where I can?t wait to go toe-to-toe with some of the visiting ?Main-Eventers? while they?re away from the safety of their network TV script-writers and back room politics? Can you dig THAT???

I promise to keep updating my web sites more regularly from now on, and to let you all know first about any breaking news. Thank you to each and every one of you for all of the fantastic email and messages of good will. I will never forget your incredibly kind words, ever.

Anyway, be sure to keep watching Impact!, WWC Superstars, RAW, and all of the other wrestling programs, and please keep supporting the professional wrestling business!

Aqu? est? al futuro!
Shane.”