– In an email sent out to the roster this week, the company officially announced that Dutch Mantel was now head of creative going forward. It was noted that John Gaburick would be remaining with the company as a consultant and would still be at TV tapings running the gorilla position, but beyond giving feedback to the new creative team, will not be involved in the company’s creative end going forward.

– Jeff Jarrett will oversee everything as the Chief Creative Officer.

– Matt Conway has officially left the company. Also leaving the company is long-time employee Bill Banks, who worked in WWE and WCW creative before working in a number of different positions for TNA.

– In regard to the Hardys’ exit, there has been talk today within the company that the entire “Broken” gimmick is TNA’s intellectual property and if they decide to pursue that, it could obviously cause some static with the Hardys. The company email to talent did acknowledge that the Hardys reconsidered TNA’s offer and were seeking outside offers. One story that made the rounds among wrestlers today is that when the Hardys received their contracts, it was for two years, not the agreed upon one year. In regard to the Hardys receiving their contracts so late, one source claimed that the company attempted to get in contact with Jeff Hardy for weeks but did not have their communication returned.

– There are expected to changes to talent contracts as the company goes further. Previously, talents were paid by the episode they appeared in on TV now the company is shifting to a pay scale that would be per date. In some cases, talent will only be able to work approved independent dates and will be required to pay the company 10% of their wrestling earnings outside of TNA.

Source PWInsider.com

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