Brian Stiffler announced on Twitter tonight that he was granted his release from Impact Wrestling. Stiffler had been with the company for thirteen years. Stiffler wrote:
Got to main event one last time w/ @IMPACTWRESTLING!! Thanks for granting my release! Big THANKS to the locker room & crew for everything!!— Brian Stiffler (@BrianStiffler) November 3, 2017
Stiffler had worked with the production team in Orlando before becoming a part of the ring crew. He then went on to become a referee.
As noted, referees Brian Hebner and Robert King also announced their departures from the company. As of this writing, that would seemingly leave Impact Wrestling with only one referee, TNA Hall of Famer Earl Hebner.