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WWE: Kazarian's Statement on Leaving TNA

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posted on Feb, 20 2005 @ 08:55 AM
From Frankie Kazarian's website:

"This is the official statement from Frankie Kazarian concerning recent events and his status with TNA Wrestling that has been posted on his official website at Please credit Frankie's website when reproducing this statement. He will be addressing other matters at a future date. Thank you."

Kazarian's statement:

OK. Here it goes. The fact of the matter is that I am in fact no longer with TNA wrestling. I had been wrestling without a contract since last year, and I made the decision to end my partnership with the company, and pursue other opportunities in the world of professional wrestling. I cannot stress enough that this was MY decision, and no ones fault. Sometimes we reach points in our personal and professional lives that we must make decisions that hurt a great deal, and this has been one of them.

I want to thank everyone involved in TNA. From day one I was always treated with respect and class. I have had the most fun in my career these past Two years with TNA. I want to also thank Dixie Carter, a truly classy woman, and someone I consider a good friend and an even better person. Jerry and Jeff Jarrett gave me a platform to do what it is I love on a national level, and for that, I will be forever grateful. I thank them for having the confidence in me to represent their company as a champion on Two different occasion. Everyone in the office, Bob Ryder, Tim Welch, Bill Banks, Scott Hudson, Jeremy Borash, the amazing announcing duo of Mike Tenay and Don West, I consider terrific people, and very good friends. Dave Sahadi in production, an old pal of mine, is one of the most talented people I have met, and I will miss you a lot. The agents, Jerry Lynn, Terry Taylor, Scott D’amore, Shane Douglas, and Dutch Mantel are the most knowledgeable , and helpful people I have been around in wrestling, and what I have learned from all of them has be invaluable. I thank them all and will miss them a great deal.

All of the boys, and girls in the locker room. What can I say? You are ALL my family, and I love each an every one of you from the bottom of my heart. You are such an incredibly talented group of professionals, and have given me memories I will cherish for the rest of my life. You are not co-workers, you are all my friends. I thank you for all the matches, the good times and the bad. We are all in this together, living out the same dream we all had as young children. It really is an honor for me to say I got to be in a company with you all. I am a better person for knowing all of you. The friendships I have forged in TNA mean more to me then anything. It is with a heavy heart, that I say goodbye.

I cannot thank you, the fans enough for your outpouring of support. I thank each and every one of you. This has been overwhelming to me, and the last 36 hours have been difficult. I ask that you all please continue to support TNA wrestling, and all of Pro wrestling in general. You are the reason we as professional wrestlers are here. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and God bless.

Frankie Kazarian

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