Source: Ringside Radio
Former WWE wrestler and TNA Knockout agent Savio Vega was recently interviewed by Ringside Radio. During the interview the subject of his release from TNA during the whole Kurt Angle/Karen Angle/Jeff Jarrett mess. Savio seems to put the blame for his release on that situation and his friendship with Jeff. Here are his comments:
“I work there a year ago and a few months for TNA. TNA didn’t let me go. They fired me because the situation between Jeff Jarrett and Kurt Angle’s ex-wife and now Jarrett’s wife. I didn’t have nothing to do with that (poo), but they fired me because they got together and we are friends with Jeff Jarrett. When I was over there Mr. Dutch Mantel was there. He was taking care of the business big time over there. When they called me on board, he gave me the position of being in charge of the girls. So I do the best I can with those girls, a few of the girls. They don’t know how to do cross-bodies, elbows. I’m like, “who the hell taught you?’ How are you going to be in a company and you don’t know how to jump off the second rope to throw a cross-body. So I would start training those girls in the morning when I was at TV tapings. I would take my time at least three more hours or four more hours and went to the gym. They don’t pay me for that. I did it because I wanted my team to be number one. (They let me go) one year later or whatever time later because of (bull) between Jeff Jarrett and Karen Angle. Terry Taylor called me and said we are cutting personnel, and we have to let you go. I said, “That’s because of Jeff Jarrett’. He said, “No. No, that’s not what it is.’ I said, “Come on. I didn’t just start yesterday in this business.’ That’s bullshit anyway. Dutch Mantell was driving from the office too. The only two guys they fired were Dutch and me because that situation, and we were friends with Jeff. Between Jeff and Dutch, they gave me the job over there?”
Remember this is Savio’s take on why he and Dutch Mantell were released. Whether their release was related to that issue with Jarrett and the Angles or it was a performance issue will have to be left up to speculation.