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Bobby Rude & Eric Young Leave Impact Wrestling

IMPACT WRESTLING has come to terms on the release of veteran wrestlers Bobby Roode and Eric Young (Jeremy Fritz). Bobby and Eric have been valuable members of The Impact Roster since 2004 and we wish them nothing but the best in their careers going forward.

Bobby Roode had this to say earlier today, “To the guys and girls I got to work with for the past 12 years, IMPACT WRESTLING, the office and everyone associated with me getting to live this dream, I say thank you. It is time for me to move on to the next chapter in my life. This has been amazing.”RoodeandYoung

Eric Young had this to say, “Thank you. Thank you to everyone who watched me for the past 12 years. Thank you to IMPACT WRESTLING. I wish everyone here nothing but the best going forward.”

Executive Vice President of Creative and Television, John Gaburick added, “Bobby and Eric are true professionals. We salute them for the 12 years they gave TNA. With a Superstar roster including EC3, James Storm, Drew Galloway, Jeff and Matt Hardy, “The Destroyer” Bobby Lashley, Gail Kim, The Wolves, Maria Kanellis-Bennett and “The Miracle” Mike Bennett we couldn’t be more excited about showcasing the finest wrestling in the world for the IMPACT fans.”

In the coming weeks be sure to see the final matches of both Bobby Roode and Eric Young on IMPACT WRESTLING at 9PM EST on Pop TV.

teamcanadaEric Young and Bobby Roode, both former TNA World Heavyweight Champions and former team members of Team Canada are said to be finished with the company as of today. Both started with the company in 2004 and eventually became staples of the company, capturing multiple titles in their career.

Both were title holders at the time of their departure, who had to drop them at the latest taping. Roode, a tag team champion with James Storm, and Young, the King of the Mountain Champion. Both Roode and Young tweeted about their exodus and had nothing by positive things to say on their way out.

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