I’m a little behind on wrestling news due to the holidays, but reports are that Sheik Abdul Bashir (a.k.a. Shawn Daivari) had asked for his release from TNA. This became part of the storyline for the TNA PPV “Final Resolution” that aired on Sunday December 20th.
From the WrestleZone article:
According to the source, Daivari did in fact ask for his release from TNA, as other reports are suggesting, as he has been frustrated with the direction of his character for quite some time now. It appears that when Jeff Jarrett took his hiatus from TNA and was pushed out of his creative position in the company, things started to go downhill for Daivari.
…Daivari personally asked for the match finish to be changed so that he would be the one to draw the pink slip, and it would be a way for TNA to write his character off TV as he had wanted to leave the company.
As I have said a few times before, Daivari went to the same wrestling training camp that I did. He started in pro wrestling when he was 17 and still in high school.
I will him luck. Hopefully he’ll land some place where he’ll be better used. Another training camp alumni, Austin Aries, is currently in the Ring of Honor wrestling promotion. Maybe Daivari will pop up there?
He was fun to watch. Always nice to know a connection with the “big time”