Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net is reporting that several TNA stars, including AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels, are currently frustrated with the creative direction in which Vince Russo is booking both them and the company in general.
Additionally, the report states that Frankie Kazarian, who is currently working as Suicide, actually asked for his release from TNA at the last round of Impact tapings and it was granted by the company. However, both Styles and Daniels reportedly helped smooth things over between TNA and Kazarian, and the terms of the release were never finalized.
It’s also being said that Vince Russo recently approached AJ Styles and was upset with him because he learned from Dixie Carter that Styles had recommended that TNA staff a wrestler on the creative team. Russo apparently blew up when he heard of the suggestion from Styles, and that fueled Styles to continue complaining that he has been booked as a weak champion by the creative team.
It should be noted that the frustration shared amongst the aforementioned TNA talents came prior to the announcement that Hulk Hogan had signed with TNA and does not appear to have anything to do with him being on board with the company. This is an issue of guys like Styles, Daniels and Kazarian having little faith in Vince Russo as TNA’s head of creative.