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CHANGES TO IMPACT CREATIVE FOLLOWING TWO EXITS FROM COMPANY

By Mike Johnson on 2019-01-23 18:22:00

Impact Wrestling Hall of Famer Abyss and Sonjay Dutt have both exited Impact Wrestling, PWInsider has confirmed. 

The belief among multiple sources is that they are each WWE bound and will be working for WWE shortly.  Impact Wrestling informed their roster of the departures in an email that wished each of them well.

Impact sources have described the departures amicable, categorizing the company as not wanting to hold back either of them from "great opportunities" that they were each offered.

Abyss had been working behind the scenes as a producer for the company.  He was the longest tenured performer in company history, having started there in 2002.  He had been with the promotion the entire time, with the exception of a short period where he exited as he was not under contract, before signing a new one and returning.

Dutt had been very involved in the creative side of impact, working with Don Callis, Scott D'Amore and Jimmy Jacobs.   He worked for the company as a wrestler from 2003 through 2009, exiting and later returning during the time period where Jeff Jarrett came on board and brought his Global Force Wrestling braintrust with him.  When Jarrett departed, Dutt remained and rose in power, eventually becoming one of the top writers and producers for the company.

PWInsider has confirmed that Konnan and Tommy Dreamer have been added to the Impact creative team as a result of Dutt's departure.

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