Monday night on the Monday Night Mayhem program, TNA Executive Producer Eric Bischoff claimed that TNA officials were looking to fire Matt Hardy from the company prior to his DWI arrest on August 20, 2011.
“I think it was a great decision by TNA to release Matt Hardy. I honestly thought Matt was a questionable talent to begin with, not that he didn’t have any value. In my opinion, there was a liability there, and it manifested itself,” Bischoff said.
“We’ve see how Matt’s issues and the baggage he brought to TNA evolved in the last few months, and there a few people that wanted to pull the plug on Matt Hardy sooner than they did. I think once TNA made the decision to pull the plug, I was quite honestly happy about it and thought it was long overdue.”
Hardy was released from the company in a statement to TMZ. Hardy’s release came during his suspension from the company.