Actually, that's quite common. You sign a long-term deal but leave the last year or two open to re-negotiation. Basically what that means is that when the time comes both sides sit down, try to evaluate where they stand and work out new terms and if they can't they go their separate ways. Essentially the last two years of the contract are optionable and if they can't work out new terms the contract doesn't roll over and is terminated. There was a similar situation with Kurt Angle a couple of years ago but obviously he chose to stay in TNA, his optionable year rolled over and then he signed a new deal last year.
Just to be clear, I'm not saying Morgan isn't involved in this. He may be. Anything's possible. I'm simply explaining why he could be gone from TNA even though he signed a 5-year deal back in 2009.
Hence why I mentioned the options thing, most independant contractors in the entertainment
industri has those in their contracts.
Looking further into the Morgan situation there seems to be only
one source mentioned when referencing Morgan being unhappy
in TNA, while a few months earlier he spoke about being "for the most part
happy in TNA".
Both of theese interviews took place after Lagana joining.
It is very likely that Morgans exit was legit, I sort of
lean towards that myself, two deceptions (Ryan and Morgan)
of this level would just be to much to hope for I think.