The reaction to Sonjay Dutt being let go by TNA was said to be very similar to the reaction to Petey Williams being cut as many felt Dutt worked hard, always had a good match and was never a problem backstage reports The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The entire situation with Dutt was described as being very strange as he was talked about on a regular basis among creative and with nothing negative brought up based on what is known. It should be noted that Terry Taylor offered him a new three-year contract with the company verbally between the last TNA TV tapings and he agreed to it. He was scheduled to sign the new deal on February 23 and then a few days before that Taylor called him saying there was a change of plans and the offer was pulled.