Impact Wrestling's executives are talking about a string of recent departures from the company.
Speaking to Newsweek, Impact president Ed Nordholm and executive vice president Scott D'Amore confirm Jeremy Borash's departure to WWE and wish him the best. Despite someone of his talent leaving, they feel that it will give other people opportunities to stand up in the wake of his departure.
"We wish him all the best," Nordholm said. "He’s a talented guy and has been with the company forever. But we have a lot of talented guys—change is good and it gives other guys a chance to step up.”
“This company has historically given new people opportunities,” D'Amore added. “We always wish Jeremy well. I got one of my first breaks [from him]—Jeremy hired me to be a producer at World Wrestling All-Stars. But we have editors on our team who don’t get the notoriety that Jeremy does. We have great players ready to step up.”
Another executive vice president, Don Callis, also talked about EC3's departure. Although he left, others have come in at the last set of tapings that will help Impact move forward during this transition period.
“He’s a talented guy, but change is good,” said Callis. “Yes, EC3 left, but [standout independent wrestler] Brian Cage came in, Johnny Impact came in, Austin Aries returned.”
“His contract was not up. He came to us, we had a frank discussion about where he saw himself going,” D’Amore added. “We decided to sit down and work something out that worked for us on how we’d wrap up this portion of his career."
As for Bobby Lashley, Nordholm says that whatever his choice ends up being in the future, they wish him all the best.
"Bobby is free to figure out what he wants to do next, whether it be wrestling or mixed martial arts. We wish him all the best,” said Nordholm. “He’s a great talent, it’s foolish to say, ‘No, we wouldn’t want to retain him,’ but he has his own ambitions about what he thinks is good for him next in his career."
EC3 has already signed with WWE and is now a part of NXT. Bobby Lashley's future isn't 100% clear, but recent reports indicate that he may be starting back with WWE soon.