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Impact Star Requests Release After Negotiations To Restructure Contract; Scarlett Bordeaux Also Requests Release; Scarlett Granted Release

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Unhappiness over creative and pay has led to a rift between Impact Wrestling and Killer Kross, PWInsider.com has learned.

We have been told by numerous sources that Kross, 33, has been unhappy with the current multi-year deal he signed with Impact a year ago and has requested a raise in pay, based on what his market value could be outside of Impact Wrestling. We are told that Kross has also raised some concerns about how he is being used from a creative standpoint, but the major issue that has caused the schism between the two sides is financial.

Sources indicate that Kross, unhappy with his current pay scale, pushed for a six-figure guaranteed deal that would bring him far more than he was currently making working for Impact.

The Impact side of the story is that Kross was offered and agreed to a deal a year ago when he was relatively unknown (on a national level) and that Kross agreed to those terms. Now that Kross has had a year on their TV (raising his profile obviously) and voiced his financial concerns, we are told that Impact countered with an offer for a new, restructured three-year deal but that that money offered was well below the six-figure per year deal Kross was looking for. We are also told that Kross’ current deal pays him by the date, while he was seeking a more guaranteed deal that would pay him a base salary vs. paid by the date booked, since many Impact contracts don’t guarantee a set number of dates per year – and that Kross was pushing for a guaranteed salary.

After turning down the restructured deal, sources indicate that Kross asked for a release from his Impact contract a week ago, seeking to explore his options elsewhere. Kross has had WWE tryouts in the past and we are told there’s been interest in him there and in other places in recent months, so it wouldn’t be a far-fetched notion in the current pro wrestling landscape that he’d likely to secure a spot somewhere.

Thus far, we are told Kross' request for a release has not been granted and that Impact has no current plans to offer him a release. Kross, who debuted for the company in 2018, is under contract for several more years based on the deal he signed in 2018.

Relations between the two sides remain professional, we are told.

Kross appeared on the Impact tapings in Philadelphia as part of a program with Eddie Edwards, so he will be on TV for the next several weeks. Impact’s next TV tapings are in New York City in early June, which would be Kross’ next expected appearance.
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The word making the rounds tonight at the Impact Championship Wrestling event in Queens, NY is that Scarlett Bordeaux officially requested a release from her Impact Wrestling contract late last week.

In checking with multiple sources this evening, PWInsider.com has confirmed that Bordeaux indeed asked for her release from her deal, which is said to pay her per appearance and is not a guaranteed deal.

Bordeaux officially came on board with Impact last year and has been given a strong push as the sexy temptress "Smokeshow." Originally trained by Jimmy Jacobs and Truth Martini, Bordeaux broke into the business in the Chicago area and has worked previously for Ring of Honor and AAA, among other promotions. Of late, she has been aligned with Fallah Bah and recently completed a program with Disco Inferno.

Bordeaux, 28, is believed to be under contract to Impact until later this summer. There is no word yet whether the release will be granted. She recently worked the TV tapings in Philadelphia and would next be scheduled to appear for the company at the NYC TV tapings in early June.

As PWInsider.com reported last week, Killer Kross recently requested his release as well, but has been told the release will not be granted. The promotion, however, recently granted the contractual release of Gursinder Singh.
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re: Impact Star Requests Release After Negotiations To Restructure Contract; Scarlett Bordeaux Also Requests Release; Scarlett Granted Release

Interesting. I do feel like they've underutilised him. They had a great way of bringing him in, he had a badass theme song. The pairing with Austin Aries was intriguing at first and we all expected an eventual turn. Then Moose joins the fray, and the whole shenanigans with Aries occur. From there, it's been pretty much downhill. The Kross/Impact storyline has been dragging on for a long time and it didn't go the route I anticipated. Kross is by far their best piece of character work on the roster. Shame, really.
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He should be the champ. Not a roided up charisma vacuum.
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The creative did their best. Most US/Europe people don't know how much he sucks in the ring.

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As soon as the company starts making some money the vultures come looking for their piece. Very unclassy.
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re: Impact Star Requests Release After Negotiations To Restructure Contract; Scarlett Bordeaux Also Requests Release; Scarlett Granted Release

Wow, thatís a guy I wouldnít want to lose given his position in Impact. Great look, can talk, and decent enough in the ring.

His time in Impact and LU really opened a lot of eyes to him. I canít help but wonder if he ends up in a place like NXT or AEW or even places like MLW.
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Hopefully they don't give in, he's limited and appears without much leverage to get a six year guaranteed deal. As it stands if they give in it sets a precedent where others in the locker room will follow suit.
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Trash work rate and should just be an enforcer as a tag team.
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No sympathy for this guy's plight - appearing under that contract on Impact programming raised his value, now he wants to check out early on it. He was happy to sign it when he was a nobody and it was the best offer on the table. He should see it through and then make his demands.
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I just dont see much in him anyway. Never been impressed with his mic skills or in ring skill
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