In a move that shocked many, TNA, GFW, Impact mainstay Jeremy Borash made the move to WWE after being with Impact since the beginning.
When Fightful inquired about the move, we were told that several talent (as mentioned by PWInsider) that came from Impact over the years had pushed Jeremy Borash as a "must-hire" for WWE if he were ever available. This was accentuated when the Hardys were brought over last year, as Borash was integral in producing the "Broken" segments that became so popular in 2016.
We spoke to people in Impact, NXT and WWE, and all of the discussions we had spoke to how valued Jeremy Borash is as an asset. Word broke last week that he was likely to be working with the NXT brand, which left those who at least know who he is on the production team there rather excited.
On the main roster, there are a lot of people who have worked with him over the years in TNA -- AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, The Hardys, R-Truth, Samoa Joe, Goldust, TJP, Brian Kendrick, Mickie James, Drake Maverick, Kurt Angle, Mike and Maria Kanellis, Xavier Woods. By the time Borash had left Impact, he'd already had experience with a giant portion of WWE's roster that are there now. He'll also walk into NXT to familiar faces in EC3, Drew McIntyre, Zelina, Roderick Strong, and several others who had participated in TNA One Night Only tapings.
As far as Impact goes, they've lost virtually every long time contributor who isn't Abyss. Many, even the newer talent who haven't been around were surprised that either Borash would leave, or that Impact would allow a situation where he would want to leave due to his loyalty over the years, and some are upset that he left abruptly. Borash's ability to do about anything he was asked and do it well was seen as an invaluable tool. Over the years he's produced segments, performed on-air, worked as a ring announcer, play-by-play announcer, and done a ton of digital work.
One thing that I was told would be even tougher to replace was Borash's ability to produce good content on a budget, which is obviously a high priority for Impact moving forward.