I said it on a wrestling forum and I'll say it here, how is relasing talent who had to work for other companies while employed with TNA saving them money? They paid Brooke Hogan something like $75,000 last month and what has she done for the company? Meanwhile TNA is behind on paying wrestlers like Bobby Rhoode and AJ Styles.
If TNA wanted to save money they'd release people like Sting, Angle, Hogan, Bischoff, Knox, DOC, Devon, and yes even Bully Ray. Then they'd hire wresters like Kevin Steen, Dem Boyz The Briscoes, and try to pull people like Cody Rhodes and Jack Swagger from WWE. Sure they wouldnt have the name recognition, but they didnt when they arguably had the better product and were relying on thing like LAX, SEX, Beer Money, Motor City Machine Guns, and so on to carry the product with the best wrestling matches on television.
These days TNA is just trying to play catch up to WWE, even to the point where they have Bully Ray playing the role of Triple H, keeping talent who would have been considered young like 10 years ago, in AJ, Rhoode, Storm, A Double, etc down on the card. I mean most of these guys are nearing 40, if this isnt their time to be pushed then when is their time?