By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Impact Wrestling announced that they released Scarlett Bordeaux from her contract on Tuesday. “IMPACT Wrestling confirms that it has released Scarlett Bordeaux from her commitments to IMPACT,” reads a statement on the Impact Wrestling website. “We wish her every success in her future endeavours.”
The Impact announcement comes days after Bordeaux’s boyfriend Killer Kross addressed her issues with the company in the Wrestling Perspective Podcast. “I don’t want to speak too much because this is a totally separate story, but I hope that that situation gets rectified because in my opinion it’s worse than mine,” Kross said. “That’s all I’ll say about it, but it has nothing to do with me at all. People don’t understand, she lives at home with her mom, still has a side job. She works a side job to support her wrestling. For where she’s at with things, it really shouldn’t be that way, in my opinion and I think that a lot of people would agree with me. She’s doing the absolute best that she can and I think where she’s at right now is so far beyond what she’s being compensated for. I think it would turn people’s stomachs if they knew the details about that.”
Powell’s POV: Bordeaux struck me as a breakout star for Impact Wrestling. It will be interesting to see where the turns up next and what happens with Kross, who also expressed displeasure with his current deal. “To be clear, I was totally fine at the end of the day with what I chose to accept,” Kross said in the same podcast. “That’s my responsibility and accountability as an adult. That’s fine. But when there’s a certain setting that has been cultivated and then you find out that it’s not entirely accurate once you’re six months deep, it will make you f—ing angry. I don’t know how else to say it, it makes you f—ing angry. It kinda makes you feel like they took you for a little bit of a stroll, so to speak.”
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