Exclusive: More Backstage Turmoil in TNA Locker Room

Nick Paglino

WrestleZone has exclusively spoken with both key insiders and several wrestlers in Orlando for the TNA iMPACT! taping for Spike TV, and it appears as though TNA truly has a locker room in an uproar over the Jeff Hardy situation and the general lack of leadership in the company.

"Half the locker room believes Jeff Hardy was sent home for being unprofessional," a key TNA insider told us this evening, "the other half of the locker room thinks this is some sort of an elaborate work by Eric Bischoff, Vince Russo, and Hulk Hogan, because they were famous for swerving the boys in WCW."

When we read that statement to a prominent TNA wrestler, we were told, "Bischoff, Russo, and Hogan all took pride in working the boys, too. You should have seen everyone last year when TNA did the Montreal Screwjob finish, and they were all like little girls running around thinking they’ll get the Internet to believe it was for real."

"I agree with that," a TNA mainstay told us tonight, "I think Hogan, Bischoff, and Russo are blind. They think the object is to get people to believe something is real, instead of getting characters over and building to intriguing matches people want to see."

Needless to say, TNA has a major problem on their hands right now. There appears to be a general feeling that there is a void in leadership, and the agents are not considered authority figures. Whether Jeff Hardy was really sent home, or this is all a sick, elaborate work remains to be seen.

TNA’s locker room is confused, as the talent is very upset over the ways things are playing out in the real world as opposed to the fantasy world of pro wrestling. Said one TNA wrestler tonight, "our families are on the line here. I really wish these people would just stop playing games with our lives."

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