The wrestling world has been going through some big changes in recent weeks and today it was confirmed that Scott D’Amore’s contract with TNA Wrestling has been terminated. Scott had been serving as President of TNA Wrestling, but Anthony Cicione will be taking on the role following Scott’s departure.
PWInsider is reporting that the belief is that the decision came directly from Anthem owner Len Asper. TNA’s parent company Anthem Sports and Entertainment will be taking on a much larger role in the day to day operations and TNA Wrestling will become part of Anthem’s entertainment arm moving forward instead of existing in its own space in the company. The idea is to create a stronger synergy between TNA Wrestling and Anthem
Anthem issued the following press release:
“Anthony Cicione Named President of TNA Wrestling
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.