Latest News On The Futures Of Recent Impact Departures

Numerous wrestling stars have been released from their contracts with Impact Wrestling and has released some updates on their futures.

When it comes to Bobby Lashley, the report states that he has his "pick of the litter," when it comes to where he would like to wrestle next.

The 41 year-old Lashley kicked off his pro wrestling career back in 2004 with Ohio Valley Wrestling. He then moved onto becoming the United States Champion once he was promoted to WWE's main roster. He ended up leaving in 2008 and started working on the independent circuit.

Lashley then went to work for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2009-2010 and then left for the indie circuit once again. He then returned to TNA in 2014 and of course they became Impact Wrestling.

While Lashley started out as a wrestler, he's also been working as an MMA fighter and started with Strikeforce in 2010. Most recently he's been fighting for Bellator. This might be why he's not interested in wrestling on a full-time basis right now. But he's not even considered a part of Bellator's Heavyweight title tournament, per

Fightful says that there is bad blood between Lashley and WWE, but there is some belief that both sides could work things out, if they want to.

Another wrestler that is looking for work is Ethan Carter III after asking for his release in November and is leaving on good terms. The good news for him is that there are plenty of places that are interested in having him wrestle for them.


Carter had a short stint with WWE's NXT Wrestling as well as on the indie circuit before signing with TNA/Impact. It will be interesting to see where he lands next.

Right now the expectation is that Laurel Van Ness will end up signing with WWE sometime this year. The 26 year-old spent time with WWE from 2014-2015 and then left for TNA/Impact.


Last but not least, Chris Masters is now done with Impact and isn't expected to sign with WWE.

The 35 year-old Masters has already had two stints with WWE, one from 2003-2007 and the other from 2009-2011. He's still young and I'm sure has plenty of good matches left in him.

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