TNA Executive VP John “Big” Gaburick posted the following on Twitter today announcing that Taz, who has been with the company on commentary since 2009, has departed:

“After 5+ years TNA & Taz have mutually decided to part ways. A champ in the ring & on the mic, we wish him nothing but success! @OfficialTAZ”

Taz also commented on the departure from TNA with the following on Twitter:

“Like to thank TNA Wrestling for the opportunity to apply my craft for past several years. Best wishes to them in the future.”

Taz had removed references of TNA from his Twitter yesterday after reports surfaced of pay issues with TNA this week. He didn’t travel to TNA Headquarters in Nashville as a result missing production work for Impact Wrestling with Josh Mathews.