Sources:, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Bobby Roode's contract reportedly expired a few weeks ago. reports that talent relations head Bruce Prichard accidentally allowed his contract to expire, and Roode had to bring up his contract status to the company.

Roode hasn't been at the last two Impact tapings, and was also absent from yesterday's Lockdown fan interaction. He is currently set to team with Austin Aries to defend the TNA tag team championship at tonight's Lockdown pay-per-view, however those plans will likely change if the situation isn't worked out by then.

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