Earlier today (July 16, 2013) TNA announced Tara was released from the company, and while it wasn't specifically noted the decision was made as part of a cost cutting measure, all indications are that's exactly the case.
And according to a report from PWInsider.com, the bloodletting isn't over just yet.
The first evidence of that comes from the following tweet sent out by Drew Hankinson, who wrestled under the name Doc as a member of the Aces and 8s:
My contract with TNA Wrestling expired July 12th, as of this evening we have officially parted ways. #SUNTANBIKERMAN tours again!!— THE D.O.C. (@ImpactDOC) July 17, 2013
Doc was last seen on television just last week on Impact, when he was voted down as Vice President of Aces and 8s in favor of Mr. Anderson. Now we know the reason that happened the way it did.
As noted before, Doc joins a growing list of wrestlers that includes the aforementioned Tara, Matt Morgan, Crimson, Joey Ryan, Christian York, and Taeler Hendrix. That's without mentioning the office workers who were also let go, names you wouldn't recognize because they aren't active talent.
And, again, this likely isn't the end.
UPDATE: According to PWInsider.com, Doc may not have actually been released due to budget cuts, as he was reportedly planned to turn babyface at some point in the future and leave the Aces and 8s. That makes sense, seeing as the storyline sort of calls for as much right now. However, his contract negotiations went too long and he was let go, something that has happened far too many times since Bruce Prichard was hired by the company. Click here to read more on the situation.