It appears as though Rockstar Spud's departure from Impact was more of a clerical error instead of a release. Earlier this week, it was announced that Impact Wrestling parted ways with Rockstar Spud, ending his four-year tenure with the company. On Monday, Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com also reported that the WWE is interested in signing Rockstar Spud, where he'd likely join the 205 Live roster.
But Rockstar Spud's departure from the company appears to be nothing more than bad luck. According to Justin Barrasso from Sports Illustrated, Spud (a British native), and Impact Wrestling failed "to properly submit his visa paperwork eventually led to an inability to re-enter the United States."
As a result, he couldn't appear on his scheduled shows and other events, losing out on his pay and causing Impact to eventually cut ties with Spud.
So just like that, Rockstar Spud is no longer part of the Impact roster. On top of Spud, other wrestlers in Reno Scum, Madison Rayne, Taryn Terrell, M.J. Jenkins and Marshe Rockett have also departed from the company.
There have been many changes ongoing with Impact Wrestling. Along with top stars like AJ Styles, Matt and Jeff Hardy, Bobby Roode and Mike Bennett leaving and joining the WWE, Impact will have to find ways to replace all these shoes. They also announced last week that they had terminated their contract with Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Wrestling.
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If there's any consolation, Impact Wrestling wasn't the only company/group to make a paperwork mistake. On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns failed to trade for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, AJ McCarron. The reason? Cleveland didn't alert the NFL office before the trade deadline, which caused the trade to fall through.
Amazing how paperwork management can play such a role in having athletes/entertainers lose their jobs. But if Rockstar Spud joins the WWE and shines there, the paperwork mishap could be a blessing in disguise, if anything else.