Vince Russo is not backstage at tonight’s TNA Against All Odds pay-per-view. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that this is because Russo has been relieved of his duties as TNA head writer. The newsletter reports the move apparently happened several days ago and that Dave Lagana will be taking his place. Lagana is at the show tonight but is only working as a producer as this point, not a creative head. He had been working for TNA’s Ring Ka King promotion.
Meanwhile, PWInsider.com reports that Lagana is not replacing Russo, and nobody knows for sure what’s up with Russo as nobody was told anything at today’s production meeting.
Russo and Matt Conway had been writing most of the scripts for Impact. They would then be given to Bruce Prichard for approval and Eric Bischoff for his feedback.