Robbie E Gone from Impact, Upcoming Tapings, Punk to Bullet Club?
Friday, September 29, 2017
GFW/Impact Wrestling has seen a flurry of names disappear from the company this year. Names such as The Hardys, Mike Bennett, Maria Kanellis, Davey Richards, Crazzy Steve, Drew Galloway, and countless others all left the company on their own terms this year. It now appears that former X-Division Champion Robbie E is no longer part of the company. Robbie E joined the company in 2010, and went on to achieve some success in the seven years that he worked there, but he had not appeared on Impact since February of this year. Robbie thanked the fans and the staff working for Impact Wrestling for all that they have done for him over the years.
For over a decade, Impact Wrestling has taped its television shows from Universal Studios Florida in Orlando. The location has become something of a home to them, but it looks like the promotion is going to be getting away from Florida for a while. The company announced that the Bound for Glory pay-per-view and subsequent television tapings will be taking place in Ottawa in November. PWInsider now reports that Impact is planning on holding shows in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, and other locations around the world in 2018. This is part of a plan for the company to continue expanding, and to once again begin putting on live events.
Fans who may not even watch much independent wrestling have probably heard of the infamous Bullet Club faction in Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling. The group always manages to grab headlines, and now they have done it once again. In a recent Reddit AMA, Nick and Matt Jackson of the Young Bucks tag team were asked about CM Punk possibly joining the team at some point. Matt Jackson replied, "I've been bugging him for over 2 years about that." It looks like the former WWE superstar has an offer on the table, and though he likely won't be joining, the Bucks have an optimistic "never say never" attitude on the matter.