Late last year, TNA decided to bring on a new executive. Crithu was hired in early November of last year as the Chief Branding Officer. When asked about his position, he stated, "Although I was given the title of Cheif Branding Officer, I wear many hats backstage. I am Dixie Carter's right-hand man. Dixie brings a passion to the company, and I bring the business expertise that is needed to take this company to the next level."
Although he has only been with the company, that didn't stop him from making any big decisions. After the recordings were finished for November, Crithu ceased all future TV Tapings. This wasn't huge news as Impact Wrestling had been dropped by Destination America, but Crithu was able to work out a deal to air the rebranded TNA Impact live on MTV every Wednesday night.
During the short shut down, the talent was unaware of their positions in the company. A few wrestlers were let go during this time. All Crithu had to say was, "This is a new time in TNA. We did release a couple of our roster members as we did feel they fit the new direction that we are taking the company. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors. However, when one door closes, another door opens. We have taken this opportunity and have been in negotiations with some of the top former talent, as well as some fresh talent who've never been in TNA before."
TNA Wrestling is set to return at the beginning of 2016. TNA Impact will be on a touring schedule and will change locations every few weeks.
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CHAMPIONSHIPS AND REIGNS
Current Champion: Ethan Carter III
Ethan Carter III........................July 1, 2015 - Present
Current Champion: Tigre Uno
Tigre Uno........................June 24, 2015 - Present
Current Champions: Vacant
Vacant........................November 25, 2015 - Present
Current Champion: Brooke
Brooke........................July 15, 2015 - Present