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Kid Kash released from TNA
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling

Total Nonstop Action has announced that the company and wrestler Kid Kash have parted ways.

The Tennessee-based company released a statement on its website Tuesday, stating that, "News: Kid Kash has been released from his contract with TNA Entertainment effective immediately."

Kash, real name David Cash, had been with the company since it began nearly three years ago. At first he was part of the X Division, but had recently been making more appearances in the Tag Team ranks with Lance Hoyt, formerly known as Dallas.

Dave Meltzer, in a posting on the Wrestling Observer website, noted that Kash was, "complaining about the direction of the company and making it clear he would not give 100% any longer nor sign a new deal when his comes due in September. Cash had been wanting out for months."

Kash's release comes on the heels of a highly talked about appearance on Wrestling News Live Sunday Night, in which he stated that he has repeatedly tried to get TNA or fire him or release him from his contract, slammed talent like America's Most Wanted, was extremely critical of the company and complained about not being allowed to work the ECW One Night Stand Pay Per View. The interview is archived at

Kash first gained mainstream noteriety in Extreme Championship Wrestling late in the company's run. He quickly became known as a high flyer and soon was being pushed as an innovator for the Philadelphia-based promotion.

Kash is still currently slated to appear on the tribute show Hardcore Homecoming on June 10, which is being organized chiefly by TNA talent Shane Douglas.

Jon Waldman has been with SLAM! since 2000.