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TNA Fires Scott D’Amore, New President Revealed

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Shortly after the highly successful Hard to Kill PPV weekend in Las Vegas, Scott D’Amore has been ousted as TNA President by parent company Anthem Sports and Entertainment.

According to PWInsider, Anthem owner Len Asper directly made the decision. Anthem Sports and Entertainment will now take a more hands-on approach in managing TNA, integrating it into their entertainment division to enhance synergy and maximize potential collaboration.

For several weeks, there were murmurs within the company suggesting impending changes, particularly after executives at Anthem, including Anthony Cicione and Ariel Schener, Vice President of Business Development, began engaging with TNA staff and roster members to assess operations and gather feedback.

This outreach, though uncharacteristic for Anthem, hinted at preparations for a shift in TNA’s positioning within the company, potentially signaling a transition away from Scott D’Amore’s leadership.

Below is the official statement:

Anthony Cicione Named President of TNA Wrestling

“Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., a global multi-platform media company, announced today the appointment of Anthony Cicione as the President of TNA Wrestling.

The move aims to further integrate TNA Wrestling into Anthem’s Entertainment Group, of which Cicione is the President, leveraging the entire Company’s resources to add more value in areas including production, distribution, marketing, viewership, customer acquisition, digital revenue streams, ad sales and sponsorships, digital tech operations, and more.

Cicione replaces Scott D’Amore, whose contract with Anthem has been terminated. D’Amore has been a part of TNA since 2003. He held many key leadership positions and played a vital role in the growth of the company leading to its strong industry reputation today, including the successful return of the TNA Wrestling brand in 2024. Anthem thanks him for the commitment he brought to the business, the talent, and the people who work outside the ring.

In addition to these duties as President of Entertainment, Cicione will now manage the day-to-day business operations for TNA Wrestling. He brings more than 30 years of executive-level management experience to the organization.

Cicione has been with Anthem for the last 16 years, managing technical operations and multiple cable and digital channels. Prior to his time with Anthem, Cicione was a producer of sports content including catapulting The Score to success by bringing WWE to the channel.”

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