Impact Wrestling: Johnny Impact Finished With Company
According to PWInsider, Johnny Impact (FKA John Morrison during his time with WWE, is finished his run with Impact Wrestling. The former Impact Wrestling Champion worked his last match at Sunday’s Slammiversary pay-per-view event against X-Division Champion Rich Swann in a losing effort.
Impact, whose real name is John Hennigan, has worked for various promotions since leaving WWE. Exploring various avenues in and away from the ring, he’s undoubtedly become a more complete package since venturing out away from WWE and he’s made a name for himself as a top star in every company he’s been a part of.
He’s also explored an acting career and has benefited from spreading his wings both as far as working towards his career ambitions and as far as character work is concerned. While he always lacked that element despite being a very athletic performer with the full look to back it up, his character always felt somewhat stale as a single’s star in WWE. That changed when he left.
It’ll be interesting to see where he resurfaces next as there are a plethora of options for him to choose from. Whether it’s a return to WWE, a date with AEW or more time on the independent scene, the 39-year-old Hennigan will almost certainly have options. To be clear, there’s no report stating that WWE or AEW have expressed interest or that Hennigan is even looking to work in either promotion. This is purely speculation.
Impact’s wife, Taya Valkyrie, is also the current Impact Knockouts Champion and as PWInsider reports, her deal is expected to run through the end of 2019.