Backstage Update – More On Dave Sahadi’s Firing From iMPACT! Wrestling

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Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

We reported last week that long-time TNA/iMPACT! Wrestling director Dave Sahadi was released from the company. The move is described as a “cost-cutting” one. Sahadi had been with TNA/iMPACT! Wrestling for the last 13 years and was the guy who produced many of the video packages that aired on pay-per-view events and the iMPACT! Wrestling broadcasts. Sahadi was replaced by Michael Vedder, who also worked for the company and is said to be very close with Scott D’Amore.

According to sources, Sahadi was known as a “team player” and was well-liked by the creative team and talent. He had taken five different pay cuts over the years,  four with the old regime and one with the new. He never complained and always stuck around to help out due to the money issues the company had. Sahadi was reportedly owed between $24,000 and $39,000 at the time of the sale to Anthem, which he never complained about or pushed. People close to Sahadi say he wanted to work with the new ownership group, starting with a clean slate and had the thought that if and when things turned around that he would be remembered. Apparently, that was not the case as Anthem wound up firing him.

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