We reported earlier this week that the TNA production crew had threated to walk out of the last Impact Wrestling tapings due to late payments. Everything was worked out and the staff received their checks before anyone actually walked out, but more information was given today, courtest of The Wrestling Observer newsletter.
Prior to being paid at this past week's set of tapings, some of the production members hadn't been paid since early March. And while most people were upset over the situation, not all of them threatened to walk out.
This same situation with production apparently happened last year around this time. It's believed that Janice Carter, Dixie's mom and the one who controls the company finances, earmarks a certain amount of new month in order to finance times the company is losing money. This held money is outside of the revenue the company makes itself.
Due to TNA taping so many events and pay-per-views during a short period of time, so far ahead, they simply didn't have the money. It's what got them into financial trouble last year, reports The Observer.
It is believed that the incident this year was isolated, and NOT normal, however. In 2013, crew members and talent were being paid late regularly. These days, although checks may arrive a few days late occasionally, TNA remains up-to-date and on time with their pay.