Exclusive: Daffney Issues Statement Regarding Her TNA Status

Following yesterday’s news that TNA removed her profile from its official website, Daffney has reached out exclusively to Diva Dirt with the following statement:

Yesterday my picture was taken down off of the TNA roster page. My contract expires today and TNA did not renew it. I do not know if it has anything to do with it, but I’ve made a Worker’s Comp claim against them due to injuries I’ve sustained in the ring and my lawyers said to not go into anymore details.


Twitter: @screamqueendaff

Thoughts: Though she had been used sparingly, Daffney always held popularity with the fans. Look no further than her last appearance on December 9th when the Impact Zone came alive for her during a Knockouts tag team match. Sadly, like girls such as Hamada and Alissa Flash, TNA didn’t utilize Daffney to the best of her abilities. Best of luck to her!

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  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/vincenotvance/ VinceNotVance

    Hopefully everything works out for her. She was one of my favs.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/jairate86/ Jai

    Good luck to her in the future and I hope to see her get the comp for her injuries!

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/goodnightddtmnm-2/ MelinaMickieF3v3r

    I hope everything works out for her I hope she returns one day.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/goodnightddtmnm-2/ MelinaMickieF3v3r

    I never understand why both TNA & WWE sometimes misuse their talent’s ( good talents) but i guess its like what Jazz said ” Politics”. These companies choose who they want and not want to push.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/jjay91274/ JJ

    Ugh,, I knew this day was coming but was holding out hope that TNA would do the right thing. I always loved Daffney and hopefully we will see her again on tv one day! At least she finally got an action figure! lol

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/vonvile/ vonVile

    I wouldn’t say TNA misused Daffney. Her downfall came when she got injured during Rosie Lottalove’s tryout match. Daffney’s injuries were very extensive and took a long time to heal. In her last appearence she barely did anything showing she still wasn’t 100%.

    I hope she wins her lawsuit, because she deserves it, hope TNA doesn’t have any hard feeling about it and resigns her.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/kaledrina/ Kaledrina

    she was injured and suing the company? doesn’t sound like tna misused her afterall.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/sherrishepherdwwe/ SherriShepherdWWE

    i have to agree with @kaledrina, it just doesnt really make sense to me. So what she is really saying is that she is suing them for Comp for injuries she sustained in the ring, but she is kinda blaming the release because she is suing them.

    And if ever wrestler looked at it the way she is, then ever wrestle would sue the company they work for, lol

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/piggie-james/ Piggie James

    Well as said there was that dark match that she got badly injured in, which should be a legitimate claim for compensation.

    Really quite an unfortunate chain of events from that accident. Obviously one reason for her lack of use, although I believe she’s better now and could be used at any time.

    Be interesting how TNA handles this, since they’re supposed to ‘care’ for their workers.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/mikas/ Mikas

    “So what she is really saying is that she is suing them for Comp for injuries she sustained in the ring, but she is kinda blaming the release because she is suing them.”

    Read: “www.cagesideseats.com/2011/3/7/2035024/working-conditions-in-tna-a-detailed-analysis”
    Its an article on how TNA deals with their workers.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/tjsmith3/ tjsmith3

    See. While everyone was complaining about Daffney not being used, TNA had a legit reason for not doing so. It would have been too risky for them to keep using her while this issue was being resolved.

    daffney is my favorite women ever in wrestling and I hope things work out well for her.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/tjsmith3/ tjsmith3

    I’ve never heard of a wrestler getting injured and suing the promotion.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/mikas/ Mikas

    “I’ve never heard of a wrestler getting injured and suing the promotion.”

    Konnan and Ron Killings are 2 notorious examples in recent years.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/kaledrina/ Kaledrina

    @tjsmith definitely. just imagine if tna did keep using her and she got hurt again or something. angelina, mickie, sarita and tara (i’m sure plenty of male roster members, too) all have been injured recently and they didn’t seem to have any problems getting covered, no idea why the case was different for daffney. roxxi broke her ankle and managed fine, too. i do find it a bit snidey she’d even mention the suit.

    anyway, love daffney as a performer and i wish her the best

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/ironsheikfan/ IronSheikFan

    Good for Daffney. TNA should pay. When people get hurt in WWE, WWE pays for their surgeries. If TNA can afford to pay the Jersey Shore people & to allow people who use drugs to wrestle, they can take care of hard working Daffney who never did anything wrong and always worked hard.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/ozzyv/ Born This Way

    @Mikas – Thanks for the link. Oh no! So TNA is the evil one! Poor wrestlers/knockouts.

    Poor Angelina too. =(

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/spike7000/ Spike7000

    I’m going to miss Daffney :(

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/shannymac/ shannymac

    She’s been one of my favorite wrestlers/characters since the day she debuted.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/mikas/ Mikas

    According to pwinsider its related to the bump she took through the barbed wire board in the Foley/Abyss match. So people can stop blaming Rosie Lottalove (who seems to get the blame on some other sites/forums).

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/aksana/ Dylan

    Aww, such bad news. I loved Daffney and really wanted her to become Knockouts Champ. Oh well, she’s a fantastic athlete and still has a great career ahead of her. Unfortunatley, it won’t be in TNA:(.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/roman0/ Ryan

    Dammit Daffney was so sexy in her own hot ass way!
    But yeaah pple have placed claims for injuries
    Konnan R-Truth, but that one fat chick Rosie LottaLove literally SQUASHED Daffney last year and basically fucked her up for life ( i liked Rosie too =) )…I remember Daffneys last good match was against Hamada in the Table Match
    But after Rosie ran through her she wasnt able to put on her hardcore style anymore
    Do what u gotta do Daff!!

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/daffanaticemma/ DaffanaticEmma

    Daffney had a lot of memorable and entertaining moments in her TNA career and will be missed. She isn’t a malicious or spiteful person at all so in her mentioning the lawsuit I am sure this is just to explain to everyone the reason behind her no longer being with TNA. She wouldn’t put a claim in against them unless there was a very good reason to and I am sure when she is ready and able the full story will come out.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/ryanmvs/ CATCHMYDRIFT

    On a diffrent note. TNA is having ‘adutitions’ for the roster. If you go on TNA.com and click on tnagutcheck. or something you have to fill out an apilicaton, experince, if you want to be a valvet, ref, manger, or wrestler. I hope some indie girls apply.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/machomadness/ Macho Madness

    I’m really sad that things went down like this. I think this is defintely why she was released. Right or wrong, WWE and TNA wrestlers are independent contractors.

    Daffney was one of my favorites, this is really a shame. All the best to to Daffney.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/spyderone1981/ spyderone1981

    @anyone who is questioning Daffney’s claim…she was injured on their time, basically in an unsafe work enviroment….TNA should be held responsible! They knew Rosie wasn’t up to par as far as ring work! They never should have put her in the ring! Put yourself in Daffney’s shoes, what would you do! And look at TNA NOW…continuing to allow a drugged up Jeff Hardy to perform in main events…thats an unsafe work enviroment for anyone in the ring with him! Dont get me wrong…i AM a TNA fan…but i find TNA at fault in Daffney’s case and wish her nothing but the best!

    @SherriShepherdWWE….Daffney is not blaming her release on the claim…she merely stated IT COULD HAVE something to do with her contract not being renewed, but she did not say that WAS the reason!