Austin Starr was sent home from television on Monday and is slated for a 90 day suspension. The rumored reason was that management was unhappy with his attitude. There was no one incident that caused the decision but just a series of events. The feeling among some wrestlers that were sympathetic to Starr was that he’s a pretty blunt and brutally honest person, which probably hurt him politically in the locker room.
Starr had been given something of a suspension last year after he and Roderick Strong remained and worked a Ring of Honor show during a blizzard scare after being instructed to leave New York and head to Florida.
They made the show but their push as a tag team was shelved and Strong opted not to sign a new deal with the company. Starr re-debuted with the Starr moniker at Bound for Glory last October. Starr was scheduled to continue his storyline with Bob Backlund after Lockdown. Backlund was at TNA’s Impact taping Monday but wasn’t used. He’ll be remaining with the company.