Former TNA Wrestler Stevie Richards spoke with Kayfabe Wrestling radio recently plugging his appearance at the Extreme Rising event . Richards, who has made repeated claims about TNA since his departure back in early 2011 has taken new pop shots at the promotion.
"WWE still monopolizes and dominates; TNA is the most distant second you can ever imagine (and then some), and what these are are just independents. You know, to a degree, TNA is just an Indy with TV; that’s all they really are. They pay their wrestlers like that; they take care of their wrestlers like that; most of them, most of them, not their top guys. And, I can speak from experience; so if anyone doubts me, I can show you my paychecks. That’s it, it’s WWE or nothing. There’s still kids watching TV; no kid there is watching TV and saying ‘Man, I want to go to TNA’. No, they might say, ‘Hey, I want to go to a place like ECW’ or what they all say is what we said, ‘I want to go to WWF, WWE one day. I wanna wrestle Hulk Hogan or the Ultimate Warrior, Triple H.’ All the guys on top; they don’t say anything else.”