As noted, former TNA Knockouts Champion Taryn Terrell has left TNA and was removed from the Fatal 4-Way Knockouts Championship match at Bound for Glory this Sunday. The match now features GFW Knockouts Champion Sienna defending her title against Allie and Gail Kim. The explanation given on commentary was that doctors would not clear Terrell after she was slapped by Kim.
Terrell had just returned to the company this past August at Destination X. Her previous stint with the company lasted from 2012 until January of 2016. During a media conference call last week, Josh Mathews addressed her short stint with the company.
“Taryn’s deal wasn’t a short deal, it’s just that some things happened,” Mathews said. “The release was requested and given, it wasn’t a three week contract or anything like that. I always tell my wife that there’s different rules for different players, so I don’t know the ins and outs of every contract of every person that steps foot onto our television. I know a few of them – a majority of them – but as it relates to the people you want around or are building around for the long term, then yeah, you should have a long term contract. I’m not saying that those people don’t, I think that they do. I can only speak to my contract, and it’s quite lengthy.”
According to Dave Meltzer in the latest of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the reason she was granted her release is because she can’t get into Canada. The company for now is doing all of their tapings in Canada, which made it impossible for them to use her, similar to what happened with Jim Cornette. Meltzer noted that the split was said to be amicable on both sides.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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