Former TNA Wresting announcer Taz who worked as a colour commentator in the company for near a decade had recently requested to be let out of his contract. In the process Taz confirmed the wide speculation about half the company’s employees receiving late payments.
During his podcast titled ‘Human Podcast Machine’ he said:
“My check was late, and I had to do what I had to do. The company was understanding in that. They understood my position. They were very professional, very kind, very understanding – business is business. This is how I pay my bills and I feed my family, for over 20 years.
It’s well documented – and it seems like they’re fixing that now – that my funds were not arriving to the house, and were very late. I did a service, I wasn’t paid for that service. I gave them a notice – they knew ahead of time that I wasn’t going to come, and they were awesome about it. They were apologetic about it.”
When you have bills to pay and a family to feed it is not nice having payments arriving weeks or months late. If you worked in an office and the boss pays you 2 months late – that would be totally unacceptable.
Therefore Taz’s reasons for leaving TNA are completely valid and this ‘late payment’ scandal regrettably paints the company in a negative light. Does TNA have financial issues that haven’t been publically reported? That is the main question that needs addressed by the owner Dixie Carter.