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TNA’s Biggest Superstars Leave Company, WWE to Co-Promote

Bobby Lashley

Former TNA World Champions Bobby Roode and Eric Young will be leaving TNA following tonight’s TV tapings. Both wrestlers requested their release from the company.

Young tweeted:

“Heading to the building and thinking back on the last 12 years……. What a wild ride!!!!”

TNA issued the following statement:

“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 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.”

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.”

NXT General Manager William Regal announced to live audience in Queens, NY at EVOLVE 56 that the upcoming WWE Global Cruiserweight Series qualifying matches will occur at EVOLVE!

Courtesy of CageSideSeats.com, Below is what Regal told the crowd in attendance:

“Ladies and gentlemen, the reason why I’m here – I’ll get to it. In a few months time, the WWE will be holding the Global Cruiserweight Series.

32 of the finest crusierweights from around the world will compete, and I am here tonight because I’m obviously scouting for those competitors.

Most importantly, qualifying matches for the Global Cruiserweight Series will be taking place all over the world, but the qualifying matches here in America will be taking place at Evolve.

So please, keep an eye out on the website and find out exactly when they are.”

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