This is a list of former employees of the promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, organized by the year in which they last worked for the company. Wrestlers who work in the World X Cup and wrestlers who make various appearances but are not contracted (with the exception of Scott Hall) do not appear on this page. The wrestler must've had a contract with TNA in order to be on this page.


Release date Real Name Ring Name(s) Notes References
2002 Steve Corino Steve Corino Released from contract.
2002 Richard Blood Ricky Steamboat Contract expired
August 7, 2002 Ken Shamrock Ken Shamrock Left company after losing the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
November 2002 Sean Waltman Syxx-Pac
Sean Waltman
Left company because he didn't like Vince Russo
2003 Jason Broyles EZ Money Retired
2003 Mickie James Alexis Laree Left company on good terms.
2003 Leon White Big Van Vader Left to resume wrestling in Japan
August 2003 Mike Sanders Mike Sanders Released from contract.


Release date Real Name Ring Name(s) Notes References
2004 Joseph Bruce Violent J Short-term contract expired.
2004 Don Callis Don Callis Quietly departed from TNA after being offered a job in international trade.
2004 Ian Hodgkinson Vampiro Released in order to return to Mexico.
2004 Joseph Utsler Shaggy 2 Dope Short-term contract expired.
February 25, 2004 Theodore Annis Teddy Hart Released after the restaurant fight incident with CM Punk.
February 25, 2004 Phillip Brooks CM Punk Fired after getting into a fight with Teddy Hart in a restaurant (It was eventually broken up by Sabu.)
February 26, 2004 Brian Wohl Julio Dinero Released after CM Punk was fired.
March 2004 Nick Cvjetkovich Sinn
Contract expired
March 31, 2004 Steve Borden Sting Short-term contract expired
July 30, 2004 Chad Collyer Chad Collyer Released following the end of the Elite Guard storyline.
December 2004 Randall Poffo Randy Savage Released after he was denied a shot at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
2005 Michael Altieri Mikey Batts Released from contract
2005 Page Falkenberg Diamond Dallas Page Released from contract.
2005 Marc Mero Johnny B. Badd Retired.
2005 Virgil Runnels Dusty Rhodes Waited out the rest of his contract after he resigned from the booking team.
2005 Roderick Toombs Roddy Piper Fired after he cut a shoot promo defaming Vince Russo.
January 16, 2005 Scott Hall Scott Hall Contract expired.
April 2005 Dustin Runnels Dustin Rhodes Contract expired; he decided not to renew it.
April 20, 2005 David Cash Kid Kash Released after months of criticizing the company.
December 2005 Sonny Siaki Sonny Siaki Contract expired; he decided not to renew it, leaving the company on good terms.


Release date Real Name Ring Name(s) Notes References
2006 Vincent Clark Jerrelle Clark Released from contract.
February 12, 2006 Germán Figueroa Apolo
El Leon
Released after he no-showed the Final Resolution pay-per-view.
April 2006 Joseph James Bob Armstrong Contract expired.
April 2006 Chris Lindsey Roderick Strong Released from contract.
May 2006 Jeff Hardy Jeff Hardy Released after he no-showed several pay-per-views; later returned to WWE.
October 2006 Jack Meléndez Moody Melendez
Hector Melendez
Left TNA because he felt that the pay raise he was offered was not sufficient to make up for his increased duties.
October 5, 2006 Lawrence Whistler Larry Zbyszko Fired for unknown reasons.
2007 Bob Backlund Bob Backlund Released from contract.
2007 Andrew Martin Andrew Martin Released when it was believed he was taking steroids; TNA was being investigated by United States Congress at the time.
May 7, 2007 Dan Solwold Austin Starr
Austin Aries
Released for "bad attitude" after being made to tape vignettes on a day he believed to be a day off.
June 2007 Charles Ashenoff Konnan Left TNA because he felt he was being racially discriminated when TNA management said that they would help pay for his hip replacement surgery, but did not.
August 2007 Jerry Lynn Jerry Lynn Requested and received release
August 15, 2007 Doug Basham Basham
Doug Basham
Released from contract.
August 15, 2007 Daniel Hollie Damaja Released from contract.
October 10, 2007 Troy Martin Shane Douglas Released from contract.
October 29, 2007 Jeff Jarrett Jeff Jarrett Left company following the death of his wife to spend time with his family.
October 30, 2007 Solofa Fatu Junior Fatu Released due to he and TNA management failing to reach an agreement about a pay raise.
November 25, 2007 Leticia Cline Leticia Cline Released
December 2007 Ron Killings Ron Killings Worked out a deal for his release from the company.


Release date Real Name Ring Name(s) Notes References
2008 Bonnie Maxon Ms. Payton Banks Left company after storyline with Robert Roode ended.
2008 Dustin Runnels The Black Reign
Dustin Rhodes
Released from contract
March 2008 Gilbert Cosme Judas Mesias Released from contract
March 7, 2008 Scott Levy Raven Released from contract
July 7, 2008 James Mitchell Father James Mitchell Released from contract.
October 9, 2008 Karen Angle Karen Angle Left company as details of her divorce from Kurt Angle became public; felt she needed to spend more time with her family.
November 13, 2008 Jason Reso Christian Cage
Contract expired; he negotiated a return to WWE.


Release date Real Name Ring Name(s) Notes References
2009 Shawn Daivari Shiek Abdul Bashir Released after Jeff Jarrett stepped down from his role as Vice President.
January 2009 Petey Williams Petey Williams Contract expired; TNA decided not to renew it.
February 20, 2009 Retesh Bhalla Sonjay Dutt Left TNA after his contract expired due to he and TNA management being unable to come to terms on a new deal.
April 30, 2009 Nicole Raczynski Roxxi
Roxxi Laveaux
Nikki Roxx
Released after getting into a backstage altercation with Rhaka Khan.
July 2009 Daniel Engler Rudy Charles Contract expired.
September 3, 2009 Lauren Williams Angelina Love
Angel Williams
Released due to visa issues.
September 15, 2009 Jim Cornette Jim Cornette Contract expired; he also did not like being on the creative team with Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara.
October 2009 Booker Huffman Booker T Contract expired.
October 2009 Sharmell Sullivan Sharmell Released when her husband's contract expired.
October 1, 2009 Trenesha Biggers Rhaka Khan Released from contract
November 10, 2009 Josette Bynum Sojourner Bolt
Josie Robinson
Released from contract
December 17, 2009 Lauren Thompson Lauren Brooke Left TNA to focus on her job with the Golf Channel.


Release date Real Name Ring Name(s) Notes References
January 21, 2010 Melissa Anderson Raisha Saeed
Alissa Flash
Requested and received release
February 3, 2010 Scott D'Amore Scott D'Amore Released so he could focus on his efforts with Maximum Pro Wrestling.
February 10, 2010 Bobby Lashley Bobby Lashley Released so he could focus on his MMA career
March 4, 2010 Tracy Brookshaw Traci Brooks
Released from contract.
March 5, 2010 Sean Morley Sean Morley Left company after learning that TNA's move to Monday nights would conflict with his plans to concurrently wrestle for CMLL in Mexico.
March 22, 2010 Kia Stevens Awesome Kong
Amazing Kong
Requested her release for personal / monetary reasons; she also disliked the changed in TNA's management.
March 29, 2010 Jerome Saganovich Jerry Sags Released following an incident at a TNA function where Spike TV executives were present; details were not made public.
March 29, 2010 Brian Yandrisovitz Brian Knobbs Released following an incident at a TNA function where Spike TV executives were present; details were not made public.
April 30, 2010 Todd Clem Bubba the Love Sponge Fired for making disparaging comments on the Haiti relief project on Twitter and for a series of heated confrontations with Awesome Kong.
June 15, 2010 Scott Hall Scott Hall Released due to legal problems.
June 15, 2010 Sean Waltman Syxx-Pac
Sean Waltman
Released after he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C.
June 30, 2010 Ed Ferrera Ed Ferrera Left company.
August 19, 2010 Nelson Erazo Homicide Was granted his release; he had been requesting his release for over a year.
August 19, 2010 Travis Tomko Tomko
Tyson Tomko
Released after a long period of inactivity.
August 23, 2010 Jim Fullington The Sandman Released after he no-showed an iMPACT! taping.
August 26, 2010 Charles Spencer Tony Mamaluke Released with the rest of the Full Blooded Italians.
November 11, 2010 Lacey Adkisson Lacey Von Erich Left TNA on good terms.
November 18, 2010 Scott Levy Raven Released from contract
December 29, 2010 Shantelle Malawski Taylor Wilde
Contract expired


Release date Real Name Ring Name(s) Notes References
January 2011 Kevin Nash Kevin Nash Granted release after being contacted by WWE about a new contract.
January 11, 2011 Michael Manna Dr. Stevie
Dr. Stevie Richards
Stevie Richards
Left company on good terms with Vince Russo and Terry Taylor.
April 21, 2011 Jamar Shipman Jay Lethal Parted ways with the company after the Lockdown pay-per-view.
June 5, 2011 Mick Foley Mick Foley
Cactus Jack
Requested and received release.
August 20, 2011 Matt Hardy Matt Hardy Released after he was arrested for a DWI.


Release date Real Name Ring Name(s) Notes
May 11, 2012 Richard Fliehr Ric Flair Fired for alleged "contract tampering".
August 22, 2012 Devon Hughes Devon Released from contract.


Release date Real Name Ring Name(s) Notes
July 3, 2013 Joseph Meehan Joey Ryan Contract expired


Release date Real Name Ring Name(s) Notes
October 12, 2014 Mark LoMonaco Bully Ray Contract expired
October 12, 2014 Devon Hughes Devon Contract expired
Robert Terry Rob Terry Released from contract
Quinton Jackson Rampage Jackson Contract expired
April 1, 2015 Garett Bischoff Garett Bischoff Contract expired
April 15, 2015 Peter Senerchia Taz Released from contract
April 16, 2015 Seiya Sanada Seiya Sanada Released when TNA and Wrestle-1 ended partnership
April 2015 Hector Manuel Guerrero Yañez Hector Guerrero Spanish Announce Team No Longer With TNA
April 2015 Willie Urbina Spanish Announce Team No Longer With TNA
June 2015 Chad Lail Gunner TNA Wrestler Finished With The Company, Thanks Fans and TNA Talent
June 2015 Sam Shaw Sam Shaw Another Talent Appears to Be Finished with TNA
July 2015 Alvin Burke, Jr MVP Released from contract Tweet from TNA's John Gaburick (Creative & Talent Relations
2016 Awesome Kong Released
2016 Tigre Uno
February 26, 2017 Andrew McLean Galloway IV Drew Galloway Contract Expired
February 27, 2017 Matthew Moore Hardy Matt Hardy Contract Expired
February 27,2017 Jeffrey Nero Hardy Jeff Hardy Contract Expired
2017 Rebecca Victoria Reyes-Hardy Reby Hardy Contract Expired
March 1, 2017 Maria Louis Kanellis Maria Contract Expired
March 1, 2017 Michael Bennett Mike Bennett Contract Expired
March 2,2017 Stephanie Bell Jade Contract Expired
July 20th, 2017 Nicholas Aldis Magnus

13th, 2018

Michael Hutter Ethan Carter III Released from contract;Feast or fired Brief case Pink Slip.
January 13, 2018 Christopher Todd Mordetzky Chris Adonis Released from contract; Parted ways with the company.
January 14, 2018 Franklin Robert Lashley Lashley Released from contract
January 15, 2018 Chelsea Anne Green Laurel Van Ness Released from contract
January 30, 2018 Jeremy Borash Jeremy Borash Released from contract
April 18, 2018 George Murdoch Tyrus Released from contract

Death occurred while under contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

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