Two Top Names Possibly Leaving Impact Wrestling While Two Other Names Will Stay, More News on Executive Changes

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As we noted earlier today, some major shakeups have taken place in Impact Wrestling, with the company naming a new Senior Executive team consisting of Scott D’Amore and Don Callis. The duo are expected to begin their new roles in Impact on January 1st, 2018, and exiting the company will be John “Big” Gaburick and Dutch Mantell, fka Zeb Colter in WWE.

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With regards to Don Callis, PWInsider.com is reporting he will retain his job as an announcer for New Japan Pro Wrestling in addition to his new Impact Wrestling role. Impact officials are hoping that they can strengthen their relationship with NJPW, so Callis working for both companies, assuming he can balance both jobs, could help in those efforts.

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According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Executive departures are not the only shakeups taking place in Impact Wrestling, as more top talent departures could be on the horizon as well. In recent months, we’ve seen names like Jeff Jarrett, James Storm, Reno Scum, Rockstar Spud, Taryn Terrell, The Hebners, Madison Rayne and more all depart Impact Wrestling. The Observer reports two more top names to keep an eye on are Ethan Carter III and Bobby Lashley, as their contracts might not be renewed once they expire, given the current financial landscape in Impact. James Storm was not offered a deal renewal from Impact as he had a high money guarantee.

Two talents who appear to be sticking with Impact Wrestling, however, are John Morrison and Taya Valkyrie, as they signed deals with the company that allow them to work for Lucha Underground in addition to Impact.

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  • Ken Gianatasio

    I’m amazed Impact Wrestling has survived this long.

  • Justa Nother Guy

    My hope is EC3 runs in the Indies. I don’t see WWE using him properly, they would probably want him to return as Derrick Bateman which does him no favors. And I don’t see WWE wanting Lashley as long as he is doing MMA at the same time. They can’t risk him getting hurt in an MMA match and being unusable in storylines because of it. They do it with Brock because of his big name status, but Lashley doesn’t have that type of name recognition to the casual fan.

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