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The Wrestling Observer published an interview with former TNA Knockout Tara. Here are some highlights from the interview:

The current direction women’s wrestling is taking:
“I like the direction that the Divas are heading. I also think there are a lot of talented females on the indy scene that could shine in TNA. I’m not sure that I understand what direction they are heading. They say never say never in this business. But I’m comfortable saying I will never return to TNA. I feel like I am still in peak physical condition. I still am able to have great matches. I would like to continue to wrestle, but my plate is full right now. We are looking at more locations for the restaurant. We are looking to expand our brand. I have an offer on the table outside of wrestling that I’m considering. There is also a group that has approached me about starting a wrestling organization. I am blessed to be in the position that I am in right now. I’m considering my next move, and for the time being, I won’t be taking any more Indy appearances outside of those I’ve already committed to.”

Her release from TNA:
“It was a surprise to me. I went to TNA because I wanted to work with some of the great female wrestlers that I hadn’t faced like Kong, ODB, and Sarita. TNA has definitely shifted their focus as far as the women’s division. It was really my love of wrestling that kept me going. I didn’t think it was the right fit for me anymore. My contract was up in a month or two. They knew I wasn’t going to re-sign. First, they had the travel guy call me and tell me I was released. Then Dixie called me later that day and said that it was a financial thing, and they knew I was ready to jump ship anyway. I think the classy thing to do would have been to give me the opportunity to quit rather than getting released. But at the end of the day, everyone got what they wanted.”

  • CC

    Why?
    Why continue to push or pay someone who is not going to stay with you? There are plenty of other people on the roster they can now concentrate on, and maybe it means that someone else doesnt have to be let go.

  • CC

    Why?
    Why continue to push or pay someone who is not going to stay with you? There are plenty of other people on the roster they can now concentrate on, and maybe it means that someone else doesnt have to be let go.

  • LoganSR71

    The “travel guy” was the first to tell her she’s released? WTF

  • LoganSR71

    The “travel guy” was the first to tell her she’s released? WTF

  • http://www.retrorevelations.com/ Jesse Moak

    If she had a month or two left on her deal with them, they should have honored it, instead of firing her by phone.

  • http://retrorevelations.blogspot.com/ Jesse Moak

    If she had a month or two left on her deal with them, they should have honored it, instead of firing her by phone.

  • ddfindl

    I think she meant that they should have offered her to leave, which is kinda dumb either way because I was under the impression she was under an open contract.

  • ddfindl

    I think she meant that they should have offered her to leave, which is kinda dumb either way because I was under the impression she was under an open contract.

  • poko

    The classy thing to do? That doesn’t make any sense. There is zero reason for them to keep paying someone when they know that they’re going to leave. That’s a waste of money. Better they spend that money on someone who wants to stay.

  • poko

    The classy thing to do? That doesn’t make any sense. There is zero reason for them to keep paying someone when they know that they’re going to leave. That’s a waste of money. Better they spend that money on someone who wants to stay.

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