“IMPACT Wrestling has announced that Michael Elgin will not be appearing in any further IMPACT Wrestling programming.”

This statement from Impact Wrestling didn’t say Elgin was fired or released until Elgin posted on Instagram (see below) a message to say he was effectively done with Impact Wrestling. Earlier this week, Elgin was suspended by the company.

Michael Elgin made a shocking debut with Impact Wrestling when he attacked Brian Cage after he became Impact World Champion at Rebellion last year. A few months later, Elgin defeated Johnny Impact and Pentagon Jr in a triple threat to determine the number one contender for the Impact World Championship. On June 7, at Slammiversary XVII PPV, Elgin faced Cage for the Impact World Championship but lost the match. Elgin would attack Cage after their match, only to be speared by a returning Rhino. Elgin would come up short in his following attempts to win the Championship. His last match was the Triple Threat bout against Sami Callihan and Ken Shamrock on June 9.

With Tessa Blanchard stripped of the World Championship and Michael Elgin out, the main event of Slammiversary XVIII is put on hold. Tessa was supposed to face Elgin, Eddie Edwards, Ace Austin and Trey. Stay tuned in the coming days and weeks on SteelChair for more news on Impact Wrestling and the fate of their World Championship.

Pic courtesy of Impact Wrestling