Haus of Wrestling has independently confirmed that Anthem Entertainment, the parent company of TNA, formally Impact Wrestling, has terminated Scott D’Amore. From those I have spoken with in TNA, his termination has come as a big surprise.
It is worth noting that D’Amore and Don Callis were the subjects of an internal investigation into claims of sexual harassment and misconduct in 2020. The validity of that investigation has been heavily questioned ever since, with former Impact official Kris Levin publicly telling me in an interview that he feels he was released after speaking out during the investigation about D’Amore and Callis’ behavior. The full story, which is linked to above, is worthy of your time.
Callis is a current member of the AEW roster and is set to manage Konosuke Takeshita tomorrow night on AEW Dynamite against Chris Jericho.
Here is the official press release from TNA announcing his departure and the appointment of a new president.
Anthony Cicione Named President of TNA Wrestling
Press Release / February 7, 2024 / by IMPACT Wrestling Staff
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., a global multi-platform media company, announced today the appointment of Anthony Cicione as the President of TNA Wrestling.
The move aims to further integrate TNA Wrestling into Anthem’s Entertainment Group, of which Cicione is the President, leveraging the entire Company’s resources to add more value in areas including production, distribution, marketing, viewership, customer acquisition, digital revenue streams, ad sales and sponsorships, digital tech operations, and more.
Cicione replaces Scott D’Amore, whose contract with Anthem has been terminated. D’Amore has been a part of TNA since 2003. He held many key leadership positions and played a vital role in the growth of the company leading to its strong industry reputation today, including the successful return of the TNA Wrestling brand in 2024. Anthem thanks him for the commitment he brought to the business, the talent, and the people who work outside the ring.
In addition to these duties as President of Entertainment, Cicione will now manage the day-to-day business operations for TNA Wrestling. He brings more than 30 years of executive-level management experience to the organization. Cicione has been with Anthem for the last 16 years, managing technical operations and multiple cable and digital channels. Prior to his time with Anthem, Cicione was a producer of sports content including catapulting The Score to success by bringing WWE to the channel.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a global multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Toronto, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Kansas City, and Cleveland. Anthem’s portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and sports television channel and digital media company; global film distribution company Gravitas Ventures; Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel with broadcast distribution across 10+ countries and available globally through multiple OTT platforms; TNA Wrestling, one of the world’s leading wrestling organizations; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion; Game+, the leader in sports wagering, Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. For more information, visit www.anthemse.com.