TNA is cleaning up the roster this week by releasing several stars, reports PWInsider.com. The first wave of cuts, as confirmed by their profiles being removed from TNA's website, include Gut Check winners Christian York and Taeler Hendrix, Crimson, and Joey Ryan, who worked an angle with Al Snow to "get on the roster" after being voted off Gut Check.
Also, former Knockouts champion Madison Rayne announced on Twitter that her contract with TNA has ended.
The overall cuts are part of TNA's plan to trim the roster and reduce payroll.
During this budget clean-up process, PWTorch has learned from a source that TNA has been about one month behind on payroll. This has affected everyone's pay on the roster.
Caldwell's Analysis: It sounds like the added expense of going on the road for television every other week has led to TNA needing to adjust budgets and trim the roster. It remains to be seen if there are more roster changes in the weeks to come.