Another former champion returning to IMPACT.
Today, IMPACT Wrestling announced that Madison Rayne will be returning to the company. Rayne was released from her ROH contract on Thursday over unhappiness with her creative direction. Shortly after her release Fightful Select reported that Rayne was expected to work with IMPACT again soon.
PWInsider reports that Rayne has signed a multi-year deal with the company.
Rayne worked in TNA/IMPACT from 2009 to 2018, winning the Knockouts Title on five different occasions. She left in 2018 after losing to Su Yung at Slammiversary XVI. She competed in the 2018 Mae Young Classic, losing to Mercedes Martinez in the first round before signing a one-year deal with ROH in September 2018. Both parties decided to go their separate ways on Thursday.
IMPACT Wrestling teased the return of a former champion on yesterday's Press Pass. Following the news of Rayne's release, many believed she would be the announcement. Instead, IMPACT announced Rosemary signed a two-year deal with the company.
IMPACT has also recently signed Eddie Edwards, Josh Alexander, and Sami Callihan.