Anthem Sports & Entertainment fires Scott D’Amore from TNA Wrestling

There has been a major shakeup in TNA Wrestling.

Anthem Sports & Entertainment has announced they terminated the TNA Wrestling contract of Scott D’Amore.

Anthony Cicione is now the new president of TNA Wrestling.

TNA Wrestling issued a statement on their social media and website.

PWInsider is reporting the belief for D’Amore to be fired was a decision that came directly from Anthem President & CEO, Len Asper.

Fightful is reporting that TNA Wrestling talent and staff were informed of D’Amore’s termination today on a Zoom call at around 1:20 pm ET to discuss it.

Fightful further notes one talent said they think that Anthem Sports & Entertainment wants the brand associated with them, and not D’Amore. Another talent said they could see that, but then went on to say that D’Amore “saved TNA.”

D’Amore’s termination comes after Hard To Kill and the tapings that followed. It was one of the company’s most successful weekends in eight years.

The company officially returned as TNA Wrestling at the Hard To Kill PPV back on January 13.

We will provide additional details as they become available.

Anthony Cicione Named President of TNA Wrestling

Press Release / February 7, 2024 / by IMPACT Wrestling Staff

Anthony Cicione Named President of TNA Wrestling

Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., a global multi-platform media company, announced today the appointment of Anthony Cicione as the President of TNA Wrestling.

The move aims to further integrate TNA Wrestling into Anthem’s Entertainment Group, of which Cicione is the President, leveraging the entire Company’s resources to add more value in areas including production, distribution, marketing, viewership, customer acquisition, digital revenue streams, ad sales and sponsorships, digital tech operations, and more.

Cicione replaces Scott D’Amore, whose contract with Anthem has been terminated. D’Amore has been a part of TNA since 2003. He held many key leadership positions and played a vital role in the growth of the company leading to its strong industry reputation today, including the successful return of the TNA Wrestling brand in 2024. Anthem thanks him for the commitment he brought to the business, the talent, and the people who work outside the ring.

In addition to these duties as President of Entertainment, Cicione will now manage the day-to-day business operations for TNA Wrestling. He brings more than 30 years of executive-level management experience to the organization. Cicione has been with Anthem for the last 16 years, managing technical operations and multiple cable and digital channels. Prior to his time with Anthem, Cicione was a producer of sports content including catapulting The Score to success by bringing WWE to the channel.