Backstage News On Rockstar Spud's Release From Impact Wrestling, Spud To WWE Update

Rockstar Spud is confirmed to be signing with WWE, PWInsider reported today. As expected, he is pegged to be a part of the Cruiserweight division on 205 Live. Spud had been rumored to be joining 205 Live following his Impact Wrestling release. New details recently emerged on the former X Division Champion's departure from Impact Wrestling.

In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer stated that Spud's release was not due to budget cuts within Impact Wrestling, but rather because Spud asked for it. Apparently there was a problem with his work visa, and with the current policies that are being enforced under the Trump administration it became difficult for Spud to get into the country.

Meltzer noted that Impact spent nearly $20,000 in legal fees straighten out any issues with the immigration offices in the U.K. so Spud can return to the U.S. Two weeks after he returned to the country, Spud asked for his release from Impact and was granted it in September.

Spud joins a list of superstars that includes Taryn Terrell, Eddie Kingston, Robbie E, Jeff Jarrett and Reno Scum, all of whom have parted ways with the company in recent weeks.

Spud tweeted last month that he is currently taking independent bookings for the month of November:

Charles Maynard contributed to this article.


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