Huge Updates on Recently Released Impact Wrestling Performers
Posted On July 26, 2020
Impact Wrestling lost a ton of talent during their recent set of TV tapings in Orlando, Florida. The tapings marked the official departures for the likes of Ethan Carter III, Bobby Lashley, Chris Adonis, and Laurel Van Ness. A good percentage of these Impact members were reported to be in the process of leaving the company, and the belief is that they will all soon be able to sign with any promotion that they desire. Some have speculated that some (or all) of these names could be on their way to WWE very soon, but a new report from Fightful.com has provided an update on the current contract statuses for all of these now former Impact Wrestling performers.
Ethan Carter III wrapped up his tenure with the company after spending several years making his name in the promotion. The report claims that Carter officially asked for his release from the company back in November. He is also said to still have a decent relationship with Impact executives Don Callis and Scott D’Amore.Unsurprisingly, several different “suitors” are currently in contact for EC3. It is not expected to be long before Carter eventually ends up wrestling again in some other promotion. As for Chris Adonis (aka Chris Masters), it does not look like he will be returning to WWE soon for another run as “The Masterpiece” at the moment.
Another big story from the tapings was the departure of Bobby Lashley from the company. The report claims that Lashley is currently not interested in working a full time schedule at the moment, nor is he currently factored into any of Bellator’s plans. Regardless, there are still plenty of promotions eager to sign Lashley, and although he initially had heat for leaving WWE during his original tenure there, it seems likely that the two sides will move past that if they can come to an agreement. As for Laurel Van Ness, WWE was reportedly interested in her even before she left Impact. Now that she is gone, WWE is said to be even more interested in bringing her on board very soon.