Nese, who's been one of the best talents in the Northeast for some time, was signed in December 2011 during the time period where the company began beefing up their X-Division with new names.
The release came when Nese was booked to headline the Pro Wrestling Syndicate iPPV in Rahway, NJ on 6/1, teaming with Sami Callihan against The Great Muta and Kai.
Nese, who TNA had not used in months, contacted TNA to let them know he wanted to have the chance to work with Muta and asked for permission to do the iPPV. During the conversation, TNA told Nese he contractually could not work the iPPV.
Nese was then offered his release, which he accepted.