Exclusive: Ivelisse Details Nixed 2018 Impact Wrestling Run

Ivelisse is a major player in the inconsistent world of Lucha Underground, but she had her eyes set on an Impact Wrestling return in 2018, and it almost happened. 

Now suing Lucha Underground, Ivelisse has been outspoken about the limitations she'd under due to the nature of the Lucha Underground contracts that were signed way back in 2014. Although they've been more lenient in the last year, Impact Wrestling has been a safe haven for many of those frustrated talent -- but not Ivelisse. 

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Fightful Select reported last year that Ivelisse was actually supposed to make her debut for Impact Wrestling, but the plans were nixed at the last minute. When speaking to Fightful recently, Ivelisse confirmed the story and says she has no clue why that was the case. 

"With that, I was supposed to come back last year at some point," said Ivelisse. "I have no explanation as to what happened. Literally the night before there was a change of course. Not any details. I was supposed to come back and have this program and it was changed. That was a really frustrating situation and moment for me. As you can see, the only other place we could go was Impact, and that's where everyone was going. That one last thing to be able to try to survive under Lucha Underground was taken away from me at that moment. That's when I was like 'let's figure this out.'"

Lucha Underground hasn't filmed since March of 2018 with no sign of a fifth season, which has prompted several wrestlers to file a class action lawsuit against them. In the mean time, Ivelisse primarily works for SHINE, BCW in Australia and the Ladies Night Out shows promoted by Title Match Wrestling Network.

You can see Ivelisse take on NWA World Women's Champion Jazz at Ladies Night Out 5, which takes place February 23 from the World Gym Arena in Texas City, Texas. You can get tickets at their website, and can stream the entire event live and on demand at Title Match Wrestling Network.

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