MORE IMPACT EXITS, IS FORMER TNA CHAMPION NEXT?
Marshe Rockett, who had worked for Impact Wrestling in the X-Division during the Billy Corgan regime, announced a few hours ago that he was done with the company.
MJ Jenkins, a Knockout who had hardly been used, was also released this week. Jenkins made her IMPACT debut at One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown 2017 where she was defeated by Rosemary. She had a handful of other matches in the company, which saw her wrestle against Angelina Love and Laurel Van Ness on Xplosion in singles matches, and team up with ODB to take on Angelina Love & Laurel Van Ness.
Referee Robert King announced his departure from the company as well, citing on Twitter that he felt that he would never be signed to a contract and that it was time to move on:
Referee Brian Hebner also announced via Twitter that he had requested and received his release from Impact Wrestling. As PWInsider.com had previously reported, as part of financial cutbacks for this month's events in Ottawa, Impact intends to use Canadian referees who are local for the Bound for Glory PPV and subsequent TV tapings this week. Hebner had been with the company for a number of years. His father, Earl Hebner, was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame several years ago. One has to think his status with the company is also in question at this point.
With so many releases exits lately, PWInsider.com has been told the next major name to keep an eye on is former TNA champion James Storm. Storm's deal with the company, we are told, expires in January 2018, but with this coming week's TV tapings covering the next several months of episodes, they may actually end up being his final official dates for the company. Storm has been with Impact since TNA was founded in June 2002, with the exception of a short break after his contract expired, where he worked several NXT tapings and was offered a WWE deal before opting to sign his current Impact deal.
As PWInsider.com broke several days ago, Rockstar Spud was also released. We are told that was done as Spud's request and the release came through about three weeks ago.
These departures follow other recent exits that include Low Ki, Eddie Kingston and Jeff Jarrett.