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Michael Elgin not appearing in any further Impact programming

Post by Big Red Machine » Jun 26th, '20, 12:03

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By Joseph Currier | @josephcurrier | Jun 26, 2020 10:04 am

It looks like Michael Elgin has made his final appearance for Impact Wrestling.

In a statement issued today, Impact announced that Elgin won't be appearing in any of the promotion's further programming: "IMPACT Wrestling has announced that Michael Elgin will not be appearing in any further IMPACT Wrestling programming."

Impact announced earlier this week that Elgin was suspended "pending further review of allegations of misconduct."

Elgin had been scheduled to be one of the challengers for the Impact World Championship at Slammiversary on Saturday, July 18. Tessa Blanchard was supposed to defend the Impact World title against Elgin, Eddie Edwards, Ace Austin, and Trey Miguel in a five-way match at the pay-per-view. In addition to Elgin not appearing in any further Impact programming, that match has been affected by Impact terminating its relationship with Blanchard and stripping her of the World title. Impact hasn't revealed their new plans for the match or how a new World Champion will be decided.

Elgin made his Impact debut at Rebellion in April 2019.
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Re: Michael Elgin not appearing in any further Impact programming

Post by Big Red Machine » Jun 26th, '20, 12:04

That's an oddly specific way of phrasing it. Like they're purposely leaving themselves a window to have him stay on in some sort of backstage role.
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Re: Michael Elgin not appearing in any further Impact programming

Post by cero2k » Jun 26th, '20, 12:27

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 26th, '20, 12:04
That's an oddly specific way of phrasing it. Like they're purposely leaving themselves a window to have him stay on in some sort of backstage role.
may be more of a contract problem right now, maybe they're going to wait out the contract and can't straight up say that he's fired.

Slammiversary is one month away and they've lost two of their main event participants. I don't mind an Eddie Edwards vs Ace Austin vs Trey Miguel match, but that ain't selling ppvs.
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Re: Michael Elgin not appearing in any further Impact programming

Post by Big Red Machine » Jun 26th, '20, 12:48

cero2k wrote:
Jun 26th, '20, 12:27
Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 26th, '20, 12:04
That's an oddly specific way of phrasing it. Like they're purposely leaving themselves a window to have him stay on in some sort of backstage role.
may be more of a contract problem right now, maybe they're going to wait out the contract and can't straight up say that he's fired.

Slammiversary is one month away and they've lost two of their main event participants. I don't mind an Eddie Edwards vs Ace Austin vs Trey Miguel match, but that ain't selling ppvs.
I'd think sexual assault assault would count as cause for dismissal, but maybe not because the allegations against him were well known (and had reason to be doubted, considering the unreliability of the source in other statements she had made about the matter) at the time of his hiring.
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Re: Michael Elgin not appearing in any further Impact programming

Post by cero2k » Jun 26th, '20, 13:06

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 26th, '20, 12:48

I'd think sexual assault assault would count as cause for dismissal, but maybe not because the allegations against him were well known (and had reason to be doubted, considering the unreliability of the source in other statements she had made about the matter) at the time of his hiring.
reportedly, he's getting 'fired' because he got in a fight with someone backstage at some tapings, which means both that the suspension was bullshit, but not bullshit enough that he could just get in a fight and be ok
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