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FORMER IMPACT CHAMPION MAY HAVE FINISHED HIS RUN AT SLAMMIVERSARY PPV

By Mike Johnson on 2019-07-08 14:17:00

Former Impact Wrestling Champion Johnny "Impact" Hennigan finished his current run with Impact Wrestling at last night's Slammiversary PPV, losing to X-Division Champio Rich Swann.

Hennigan's Impact Wrestling contract expired several weeks ago, but the two sides agreed that he would work through the PPV in order to close out his storyline with Swann.   Impact sources confirmed that Hennigan is no longer under contract to the promotion, but noted the two sides are still in talks about continuing their relationship.  That said, Hennigan is now free to negotiate and sign with any promotion.

Hennigan, 39 years old, has been with Impact since 2017 and had really found himself in his current "Mayor of Slamtown" persona.  Hennigan had a long run with WWE after winning the third season of their Tough Enough reality series, performing for the promotion through 2011 as John Morrison.  Hennigan was also one of the top stars in the El Rey Network's Lucha Underground promotion, performing as Johnny Mundo.  Over the course of his Impact run, Impact held the promotion's top title and has been one of the cornerstones of the company.    He's also cultivated quite an acting resume in both independent films and TV series over the last several years.  He has a new short horror film The Iron Sheik Massacre set for release this Fall.

Hennigan's wife, Taya Valkyrie, is the current Impact Knockouts Champion.  Her deal with the company is believed to run through the end of 2019.

 

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