Exclusive: The Individual Now Responsible For Hiring TNA Talent

Justin LaBar

WZ has learned from sources that TNA has promoted Bob Ryder to be the executive in charge of finding and acquiring new talent for TNA Impact Wrestling. Ryder's previous role had him in charge of talent booking and travel schedules for appearances.

This is significant as one source described the reaction from those in TNA as "laughable" given that Ryder has no experience ever being a wrestler and is being relied upon to handle the acquisition of new TNA talent. The move is being compared to a guy who plays fantasy football transitioning to being the General Manager of an NFL team. 

Ryder's other past ventures include working with WCW's website before the company was purchased by Vince McMahon.

It's believed the decision came from "Big" John Gaburick who is currently listed as Executive Vice President of Television Production for TNA Entertainment. 

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