According to several TNA Impact Wrestling talents, the wrestlers were recently told not to address their complaints about the company directly with TNA President Dixie Carter, but rather to observe a new protocol in the company by going through Bruce Prichard first.
Prichard, who agreed to start with the company on a trial basis, has already replaced Vince Russo as head of creative, and is seen by many as being in control of the company right now.
"He's maneuvered himself past (Eric) Bischoff, past (Vince) Russo, and in some ways he's even maneuvered himself past Dixie herself," a key TNA insider told us this evening. "The wrestlers were in shock that Prichard wants them to come to him first before they are even allowed to go to Dixie Carter. He's isolated her from the boys so she can't hear their complaints. Bischoff plays the good company man, but he's surprised by this right now, and so is everyone else."