According to ProWrestlingSheet.com, the Melbourne Australian native was released out of his contract by World Wrestling Entertainment just recently. Atkins signed with the WWE after attending a WWE Tryout in 2015.
Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis have left IMPACT Wrestling and Josh Foster of ItsStillRealToUs believes that the "power" couple could be headed to World Wrestling Entertainment, for the Smackdown Live Brand. Kanellis, was a member of the WWE Roster back in 2010. The couple shared success in ROH and in NJPW before settling down in Impact. Bennett is a former Tag Team Champion in both Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling, where Maria was by his side. He also held the X-Division Championship.
It has been almost two years since last Low-Ki was in the Impact Zone. Last time he was in an Impact Ring, he was representing the Beatdown Club. Last night on the Live Impact on POP-TV, the Six Way Match for the X Division Championship marked the return of Low-Ki. Ki reclaimed the X-Division Title for a 5th time. Low-Ki has held titles all over the Independents as well as; NWA World Tag Team Champion, JAPW Light Heavyweight Champion, JAPW Heavyweight Champion, PWG World Champion, ROH World Champion, and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion.
Thursday Night at the Impact Wrestling Tapings, Jeremy Borash announced to the fans in attendance that a wrestler who hasn't been at the Impact Zone since 2005 will make his return. Josh Foster from StillRealToUs.com believes it to be former WWE Star Evan Bourne, known the world around as Matt Sydal. On a side note, Sydal was on our ever decreasing list of Top Wrestling Free Agents. Sydal had shared the WWE Tag Team Titles with Kofi Kingston as well as being a former ROH World Tag Team Champon, IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion, Dragon Gate Open the Brave Champion, and apart of the NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag. This is just a rumor for now, but it with Sydal's pedigree, it makes a lot of sense.
After quietly asking for his release from the World Wrestling Entertainment, Jack Swagger No-Compete Clause is about to run out. Apparently Swagger is ready to jump into the world of Independent Wrestling, Internationally. With his first tour of Australia scheduled with Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore Australia Tour in June. Swagger will be booked for; Brisbane on the 16th, Sydney on the 17th, Perth on the 18th, Melbourn on the 23rd, and Adelaide on the 24th. Swagger makes his debut for Southside Wrestling in Cambridgeshire, England on July 1st.
Swagger has been a product of the WWE since the beginning. He is a former Florida Championship Wrestling Southern and Heavyweight Champion. He was also the ECW Heavyweight Champion the WWE United States Champion and a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Many sites are now indicating that Ring of Honor is allowing the contract of Lio Rush to expire. This would make the second. ROH talent to finish up with ROH in the last 30 days. Taeler Hendrick announced recently she wouldn't be returning to the company.
It really isn't late breaking news, because these matches were tapped back in early March, but seemingly the return of Matt Morgan and a bit of a Global Force Invasion is heading to IMPACT. Reports indicate that Magnus wrestles with his championship. Adonis (who some may recall was Chris Masters in the WWE) also returns to Impact. What do you think of these additions to Impact? Leave a comment below.
The father of Maxel, the husband of Reby, the brother to brother Nero, #BROKEN Matt Hardy announced via his twitter, that The Hardy Boyz will keep their dates on April 8th at IWCWrestling, April 21st and 22nd for the House of Hardcore, and April 29th for PWS Wrestling. What a wonderful time to be alive.