The reason for their removal is because both of their contracts simply expired. That’s it.
TNA allowed one of the members (Anderson) of major heel faction, Aces & Eights, and their Knockouts Champion’s (James) contracts just expire.
It’s been that kind of year for TNA.
The expiration of James’ contract actually forced her to drop the title to ODB Sept. 19.
According to Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net, Anderson’s and James’ contracts expiring does not mean that they are done with the company. There is still a possibility that they could return to the company under new deals.
But for now, TNA Wrestling no longer employs them.