Former Knockouts World Champion Jordynne Grace Reportedly Leaving Impact Wrestling

Fightful Select is reporting that Jordynne Grace's contract with Impact Wrestling has expired. For the time being, the former two-time Impact Knockouts World Champion is planning on taking some time off to work on other projects. Fightful had previously reported that Grace's Impact contract would likely expire this month after an extension due to injury, and she is now officially a free agent.

Since debuting for the promotion in November 2018, Grace has also won the Impact Digital Media Championship as well as the Knockouts Tag Team Championships, making her the first Knockouts Triple Crown winner in Impact Wrestling history. Friday night at Impact's Under Siege PPV, Grace had a chance to dethrone Deonna Purrazzo for the Knockouts world title one last time; not only did she lose the bout, but due to the added stipulation, she is now unable to challenge for the championship again for as long as Purrazzo reigns, which could play into her absence from Impact programming.

Recently, Grace spoke of her desire to get out of professional wrestling before any significant health issues came her way. She also stated that she could see herself finishing her wrestling career with Impact, though she refused to rule out landing somewhere else eventually. Rumors surfaced last July that she would be heading to AEW, but those were quickly squashed. In terms of matches she would still like to have, social media's self-proclaimed "Muscle Mommy" has singled out WWE's "Mami" Rhea Ripley in the past, saying "I think it'd be really, really awesome." Despite her approaching hiatus, the 27-year-old isn't saying goodbye to professional wrestling forever, telling Fightful "I'll be back somewhere at some point."