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Total Non-Stop Alisan: Two Former Champions Exit From TNA


The TNA Championship scene might be at one of its highest peaks in recent memory with Drew Galloway's recent victory over Matt Hardy, but it seems that the roster of ex-champions on the roster just got thinner.

The company released an official statement earlier today regarding the release of two beloved veterans on the roster, Bobby Roode and Eric Young.

Impact Wrestling has come to terms on the release of veteran wrestlers Bobby Roode and Eric Young (Jeremy Fritz). Bobby and Eric have been valuable members of The Impact Roster since 2004 and we wish them nothing but the best in their careers going forward. 
Bobby had this to say earlier today, “To the guys and girls I got to work with for the past 12 years, Impact Wrestling, the office and everyone associated with me getting to live this dream, I say thank you. It is time for me to move on to the next chapter in my life. This has been amazing.” 
Eric Young had this to say. “Thank you. Thank you to everyone who watched me for the past 12 years. Thank you to Impact Wrestling. I wish everyone here nothing but the best going forward.” 
Executive Vice President of Creative and Television, John Gaburick added, “Bobby and Eric are true professionals. We salute them for the 12 years they gave TNA. 
With a Superstar roster including EC3, James Storm, Drew Galloway, Jeff and Matt Hardy, 'The Destroyer' Bobby Lashley, Gail Kim, The Wolves, Maria Kanellis-Bennett and 'The Miracle' Mike Bennett we couldn’t be more excited about showcasing the finest wrestling in the world for the Impact fans.” 
In the coming weeks be sure to see the final matches of both Bobby Roode and Eric Young on Impact Wrestling at 9PM EST on Pop TV.

These releases were reportedly requested by the wrestlers in question. Based on the tonality of the release, it would be safe to assume it was an amicable split on all sides.

What do you think of the departures of Roode and Young, Henrinites? Do you think they did the right thing leaving at this stage of their careers? Let us know below.

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