During his “Human Podcast Machine” podcast on Saturday, Taz addressed his departure from TNA and reports about receiving late pay from the company. It should noted that Taz did confirm he eventually received full payment from TNA after the initial issue.
On his departure from TNA this week:
“I asked for my release. I was granted my release. We parted ways mutually, professionally, the right way.”
On reports that TNA was late in paying him:
“My check, for works that I had done previous, was late. I had to do what I had to do and the company was very understanding. They understood my position. They were very professional. They were very kind. They were very understanding. It was a bad situation. Business is business. I’m in this business. This is how I make my living. This is how I pay my bills and I feed my family for over 25 years. It’s business.”
On rumors that he left TNA because of a falling out with Josh Mathews:
“Me leaving TNA had absolutely nothing at all to do with my relationship with Josh Mathews. Absolutely nothing. I worked with Josh for a long time. Did we have a fall out? Yes we had a fall out. Why can’t two guys have an argument or disagree or end a friendship and people have to speculate that is why they left?”
On reports about not going to Nashville for production work:
“The company was quite frankly apologetic. They had their reasons. And I’m not going to get into their reasons. I’m not looking to do that. And by the way…if you’re looking for me to sit out here and bash take the low road TNA, that’s not happening. I’m not doing that. That’s not my style. That’s not what I’m about. I’m not a hypocrite. I’m not going to work somewhere as long as I did – and I’ve waived their flag publicly in the past – while I worked for them and then I leave and bash and bury them. That’s to me low brow hypocritical two-faced fake crap. That’s not my style.”
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