Earlier today, Mike Johnson reported that Vince Russo had sent an email to him that Russo meant to send to Mike Tenay and Taz, with guidelines as to how they should announce this week's episode of Impact.
Given that we had previously reported that Russo was working as a consultant for TNA, and he had publicly implied that our report was false, I made the decision for Mike to run the story.
When our story ran, Russo went to his Twitter account to deny. In fact, he wrote: "WOW---just amazing to see that anybody will print anything as TRUTH without checking into it. Nice to see the SWERVE still works!!!" He also tweeted to Mike Johnson, "Would you thank Dave for me for all the free promotion.If I knew it was going to be this easy-would have done long time ago!"
I won't even go into the logic flaws with his thinking. But Russo has now published a retraction on his website for his earlier comments. In fairness to him, I feel we should run it.
STATEMENT CONCERNING MY INVOLVEMENT WITH TNA
Recently, I accidentally sent an e-mail to a third-party that was not meant for their eyes. The e-mail concerned my current involvement with TNA Wrestling.
TNA rendered my services as a consultant to work with their announce team of Mike Tenay and Taz. The condition from their side was that I kept it confidential between the two parties. As their employee, it was up to me to honor their wishes, so that’s what I intended to do.
My integrity means everything to me, so I just hope you can understand and forgive.