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


Release date Ring Name(s) Notes
2004 Violent J Short-term contract expired.
2004 Don Callis Quietly departed from TNA after being offered a job in international trade.
2004 Vampiro Released in order to return to Mexico.
2004 Shaggy 2 Dope Short-term contract expired.
February 25, 2004 Teddy Hart Released after the restaurant fight incident with CM Punk.
February 25, 2004 CM Punk Fired after getting into a fight with Teddy Hart in a restaurant (It was eventually broken up by Sabu.)
February 26, 2004 Julio Dinero Released after CM Punk was fired.
March 2004 Sinn Contract expired
March 31, 2004 Sting Short-term contract expired. Later Returned.
July 30, 2004 Chad Collyer Released following the end of the Elite Guard storyline.
December 2004 Randy Savage Released after he was denied a shot at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
2005 Mikey Batts Released from contract
2005 Diamond Dallas Page Released from contract.
2005 Johnny B. Badd Retired.
2005 Dusty Rhodes Waited out the rest of his contract after he resigned from the booking team.
2005 Roddy Piper Fired after he cut a shoot promo defaming Vince Russo.
January 16, 2005 Scott Hall Contract expired. Later returned in 2010.
April 2005 Dustin Rhodes Contract expired; he decided not to renew it.
April 20, 2005 Kid Kash Released after months of criticizing the company.
December 2005 Sonny Siaki Contract expired; he decided not to renew it, leaving the company on good terms.


Release date Ring Name(s) Notes
2006 Jerrelle Clark Released from contract.
February 12, 2006 Apolo Released after he no-showed the TNA Final Resolution pay-per-view.
April 2006 Bob Armstrong Contract expired.
April 2006 Roderick Strong Released from contract.
May 2006 Jeff Hardy Released after he no-showed several pay-per-views; later returned to WWE. Returned to TNA in 2010
October 2006 Moody 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 Larry Zbyszko Fired for unknown reasons.
2007 Bob Backlund Released from contract.
2007 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 Austin Aries Released for "bad attitude" after being made to tape vignettes on a day he believed to be a day off. Later returned to TNA.
June 2007 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 Requested and received release
August 15, 2007 Doug Basham Released from contract.
August 15, 2007 Damaja Released from contract.
October 10, 2007 Shane Douglas Released from contract.
October 29, 2007 Jeff Jarrett Left company following the death of his wife to spend time with his family. Returned later to TNA
October 30, 2007 Junior Fatu Released due to he and TNA management failing to reach an agreement about a pay raise.
November 25, 2007 Leticia Cline Released
December 2007 Ron Killings Worked out a deal for his release from the company.


Release date Ring Name(s) Notes
2008 Ms. Payton Banks Left company after storyline with Robert Roode ended.
2008 The Black Reign (2) Released from contract
March 2008 Judas Mesias Released from contract
March 7, 2008 Raven Released from contract
July 7, 2008 Father James Mitchell Released from contract.
October 9, 2008 Karen Angle Left company as details of her divorce from Kurt Angle became public; felt she needed to spend more time with her family. Returned later to TNA.
November 13, 2008 Christian Cage Contract expired; he negotiated a return to WWE.


Release date Ring Name(s) Notes
2009 Shiek Abdul Bashir Released after Jeff Jarrett stepped down from his role as Vice President.
January 2009 Petey Williams Contract expired; TNA decided not to renew it.
February 20, 2009 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 Roxxi Laveaux Released after getting into a backstage altercation with Rhaka Khan.
July 2009 Rudy Charles Contract expired.
September 3, 2009 Angelina Love Released due to visa issues. Later returned.
September 15, 2009 Jim Cornette Contract expired; he also did not like being on the creative team with Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara.
October 2009 Booker T Contract expired.
October 2009 Sharmell Released when her husband's contract expired.
October 1, 2009 Rhaka Khan Released from contract
November 10, 2009 Sojourner Bolt Released from contract
December 17, 2009 Lauren Brooke Left TNA to focus on her job with the Golf Channel.


Release date Ring Name(s) Notes
January 21, 2010 Raisha Saeed Requested and received release
February 3, 2010 Scott D'Amore Released so he could focus on his efforts with Maximum Pro Wrestling.
February 10, 2010 Bobby Lashley Released so he could focus on his MMA career
March 4, 2010 Tracy Brooks Released from contract.
March 5, 2010 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 Awesome Kong Requested her release for personal / monetary reasons; she also disliked the changed in TNA's management. Returned in 2015
March 29, 2010 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 Knobbs Released following an incident at a TNA function where Spike TV executives were present; details were not made public.
March 31, 2010 Curry Man Released from contract
April 30, 2010 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 14, 2010 ODB Left company on good terms.
June 15, 2010 Scott Hall Released due to legal problems.
June 15, 2010 Syxx-Pac / Sean Waltman Released after he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C.
June 30, 2010 Ed Ferrera Left company.
August 19, 2010 Homicide Was granted his release; he had been requesting his release for over a year.
August 19, 2010 Tomko Released after a long period of inactivity.
August 23, 2010 The Sandman Released after he no-showed an iMPACT! taping.
August 26, 2010 Tony Mamaluke Released with the rest of the Full Blooded Italians.
November 11, 2010 Lacey Von Erich Left TNA on good terms.
November 18, 2010 Raven Released from contract
December 29, 2010 Taylor Wilde Contract expired


Release date Ring Name(s) Notes
January 2011 Kevin Nash Granted release after being contacted by WWE about a new contract.
January 11, 2011 Dr. Stevie Left company on good terms with Vince Russo and Terry Taylor.
April 21, 2011 Jay Lethal Parted ways with the company after the TNA Lockdown 2011
June 5, 2011 Mick Foley Requested and received release.
August 20, 2011 Matt Hardy Released after he was arrested for a DWI. Later Returned


Release date Ring Name(s) Notes
May 11, 2012 Ric Flair Fired for alleged "contract tampering".
August 22, 2012 Brother Devon Released from contract. Later Returned


Release date Ring Name(s) Notes
July 3, 2013 Joey Ryan Released from contract.


Release date Ring Name(s) Notes
October 12, 2014 Bully Ray Contract expired
-- Brittany Released from contract
October 12, 2014 Brother Devon Contract expired
-- Rob Terry Released from contract
-- Mickie James Contract expired
-- Rampage Jackson Contract expired
April 1, 2015 Garett Bischoff Contract expired
April 15, 2015 Taz Released from contract
April 16, 2015 Seiya Sanada Released when TNA and Wrestle-1 ended partnership
April 2015 Hector Guerrero
April 2015 Willie Urbina
May 19 2015 Knux
June 2015 Gunner
June 2015 Sam Shaw
June 25 2015 Low Ki
June 29 2015 Magnus Left to join Global Force Wrestling
July 17 2015 Hernandez Forced release upon legal action from Lucha Underground
July 17 2015 MVP Left fo the Hernandez Situation


Release date Ring Name(s) Notes
January 2016 Taryn Terrell Did not renew contract
February 6 2016 Awesome Kong Released from contract
March 2016 Bobby Roode Did not renew contract
March 2016 Eric Young Did not renew contract
March 1 2017 Matt Hardy Did not renew contract
March 1 2017 Jeff Hardy Did not renew contract
March 1 2017 Reby Hardy Did not renew contract
March 1 2017 Drew Galloway Did not renew contract
March 1 2017 Jade Did not renew contract
March 1 2017 Mike Bennett Did not renew contract
March 1 2017 Maria Kanellis-Bennet Did not renew contract
April 5 2017 Aron Rex Parted Ways

Death occurred while under contract with Total Nonstop Action WrestlingEdit

Curt Hennig
Mike Lockwood
Jerry Tuite
Chris Candido

See AlsoEdit

TNA Current Roster,Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

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