According to a report from Squared Circle Sirens, Impact Wrestling Knockout Laurel Van Ness has reportedly asked for her release from the company after the most recent set of tapings. The company has not granted her release yet but the site reports that is expected to so soon.

Laurel Van Ness signed with Impact back in June of 2016 after first making an appearance on Xplosion where she squared off against Jade. Throughout her time with Impact, she aligned herself with Maria Kanellis as part of The Lady Squad and orchestrated a plot to marry fellow Impact Wrestling star Braxton Sutter. Sutter rejected Van Ness during a in-ring wedding which sparked the start of Van Ness’ broken heart bride gimmick.

As seen on this week’s Impact Wrestling (November 30th), Laurel Van Ness defeated KC Spinelli and Madison Rayne in a Triple Threat Match to advance in the first rounds of the Knockouts Title tournament. The title was vacated after TNA Hall of Famer Gail Kim relinquished the belt as part of in-ring retirement.

What are your thoughts on Laurel asking for her release from the company?

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  • MK126

    So then wtf was the point of her winning the title?!

    • Izzy4lw

      Honestly that’s the height of unprofessionalism if it’s true; why would she gladly accept the title when the plans were given when she was preparing to leave. She should have turned down the title if that was the case, or should stay on to finish a program with whoever will be taking the title from her.

      • MK126

        Well with her release not being granted yet and I think the next set of tapings are soon I’m sure she’ll lose it and then they’ll grant her release

  • Danny?

    Isn’t she the champ? Poor TNA

    • mckenzie

      Definitely my reaction when I read this lol

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  • Nikki’s Sister

    Yiiiiiikes

  • John Finnie

    If she has & it is to go to wwe she shouldnt have accepted the title & i will lose a little respect for her as she knows the company is sinking & the title could have went to someone who is staying with impact like Allie

    • Philip272727

      I’m guessing they gave her the title to try & convince her to stay. I don’t think it’ll work, but I do think, considering the next tapings are in January, that she’ll show up & do something to drop the title (probably to Allie).

  • Bipolar Cupcake

    this is bad for Impact LVN is a really good character and can be a future asset on their company

  • A One of a Kind Collectible

    2 things I will never understand

    1. Why WWE didn’t sign Madison, she is one of the best overall packages on the planet and has been for many years.
    2. Why LVN willingly took the title when she wanted to leave. I know she’s close with The Bella Twins, so perhaps they’ve got her a try out or whatever. I just this is all too unprofessional in my opinion

    • hitesh khanna

      wait is she really close to the twins??

    • A?.

      Madison could be huge in WWE, I don’t get it either. Her and Santana, they’re the full package and they were made for that company, I will never understand.

      • KellyAJNaomiRoyce#Slay

        I’ll never forgive WWE for not signing Santana after the MYC

    • MK126

      Shit Madison’s already been on TD might as well sign her lol

      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        Really when?

        • MK126

          This past episode when Miz was looking for Maryse. She was seen backstage for like all of 5 seconds LOL

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            Ah I haven’t seen this week’s episode yet but that’s cool

          • MK126

            Yeah but im trying to think of when she would have been backstage since the episode went from the announcement of the fatal 5 way at Battleground to the MYC and then back to Battleground

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      I’m glad they didn’t sign Madison, I’m sorry but she has been bland as hell since her return from child birth.

    • BC

      Wait! Has she said they’re not signing her? :/ Maybe WWE won’t sign her YET? She just had the tryout.

    • Nicola Byrne

      Madison got a tryout and WWE doesn’t sign people during a tryout and wait for a few weeks after it

    • wysna

      I’m gonna get so much shit for saying this but I think it’s because Madison is not WWE-pretty. Don’t get me wrong, I find her beautiful. But her facial features are not the type you’d find from a WWE female. Granted, there are exemptions to the rule: the women who have some sort of political pull and the women who are just goddamn exceptional (Jazz, Kharma). And I think that when they did starting to hire non-traditional beauties, Madison was already too old to start fresh with the company. She’s not like Mickie who already has a lot of history with the WWE.

      • Summer_Slay

        Well if thats the case Laurel also has no place there. Nor Ruby, Kimberly, Shaintina. I think they just didnt want to work with her.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Come on down to the E and continue where your big sister Summer Rae left off!

    • jim

      Mandy rose going take over Sunmer Rae role in wwe ,that Mandy Rose will be a jobber and lose all of her matches on main roster..Mandy Rose lost 99 percent of her matches in Nxt. SINCE SUMMER RAE NOT WITH WWE ANYMORE. WWE NEED A JOBBER TO TAKE OVER Summer Rae place.SO wwe pick Mandy Rose to be a jobber on main roster.

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        Ummmm no…. Mandy has been pretty much built for the role Eva Marie couldn’t deliver. Summer Rae wasn’t a jobber either. And anyway we got Dana Brooke for that.

        • jim

          Summer rae lost most of her matches. SO THAT MEAN SUMMER RAE WAS AND IS A JOBBER.U MUST NOT KNOW WHAT JOBBER MEAN.U SHOULD LOOK UP WHAT JOBBER MEAN.

        • jim

          Eve marie role is to be a jobber.Eve marie did delivery on her role as a jobber.Because Eva Marie left her role being a jobber.WWE know mandy rose is built for the role to be a jobber.Wwe pick mandy rose to take over the role of a jobber in wwe.

          • YonceLuvsDivas

            Eva was never a jobber. Losing matches does not make you a jobber. Eva had more wins than loss in her career. The only person I can say she jobbed to(out over) was AJ Lee. Her feuds in NXT was never one sided.

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            Eva Marie is a jobber even though she lost maybe one of her matches at nxt…… Ok…..

        • KellyAJNaomiRoyce#Slay

          They said Mandy was a weak wrestler even though she’s good especially for a beginning wrestler…. so I wouldn’t suggest going back and fourth with them

          • YonceLuvsDivas

            She is really good for her to be beginning. Especially since WWE took their time with her and actually let her train instead of doing the Eva and throwing out there when she wasn’t ready. Eva could’ve avoided all that heat from fans if they waited awhile before putting her in the ring.

      • MK126

        But Mandy was barely even any TV time while in NXT so…

        • jim

          Mandy Rose was in NXT for like 2 years. WWE SEE MANDY ROSE AS A WEAK WRESTLER. THAT WHY MANDY ROSE A JOBBER IN Nxt.That why Mandy Rose didn’t wrestle on Nxt takeover shows.

          • MK126

            So Mandy Rose is a weak wrestler because she basically skipped developmental (except for like one or two NXT matches) wrestled at NXT live events and then debuted on the main roster?

          • Cam

            Sweetie, they have been wanting to push Mandy for a long time they just didn’t think the time was right. The officials are actually really high on Mandy Rose and really love her so I doubt she’s going to job. She didn’t have a role in nxt and lost her two televised matches, but that doesn’t make her a jobber. Charlotte has lost more than twice and she isn’t a jobber. You clearly don’t understand the dynamic of the company. She’s not going to job, she’s going to be big with the crowd.

          • MK126

            You definitely posted that under the wrong person… sweetie

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            Lol I was about say mk126 was being sarcastic with his question lol

          • MK126

            Right?! I basically just proved her success and yet I don’t know the dynamic of the company. Home girl don’t understand the dynamics of sarcasm

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            To be fair finding sarcasm and other emotions through text isn’t always the easiest thing for a lot of people lol but I definitely caught it.

          • MK126

            This was obvious sarcasm though! She skipped developmental, only wrestled at NXT live events, had NO takeover debut/matches and yet she got called up to the main roster in a pretty big? storyline. It wasn’t that hard to see how sarcastic I was being lol

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            True but you know how people can get defensive when someone is trashing their favs and not fully read a comment to find the sarcasm.

          • MK126

            But I never said she was a jobber LOL

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            Not that you were trashing her but whatever his name is, Jim, was so they assume us sarcastic folks are going in on their favs too lol.

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            She was at nxt for 2 years and only had the same amount of televised matches as years training, how is she a jobber? You clearly don’t know what a jobber is because having only two matches and losing them doesn’t make you a jobber, it makes you a rookie.

      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        99%? She had all of 2 matches on tv, she lost both of them…. That’s 100% buddy but it’s kind of hard to say someone that has only had 2 televised matches is a jobber. She won alot more of her dark matches and live event matches than you think. And dont they already have Mickie, Dana, and Alicia for jobbing?

    • Jamie Byrd

      Better idea have her come to WWE SDL and have her pick up where she herself left off with her storyline with Daniel Bryan remember she was his physical therapist and said she was having an affair with him during Brie and Steph feud have her come to SDL and have her obsess with him she can keep her LVN craziness and that how the Bellas come back to deal with her.

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        Great way for Brie to comeback and snatch some edges!

      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        Actually not a bad idea but she will eventually get lost in the shuffle and disappear in to obscurity after their program is finished.

      • BC

        Perfect return feud for Brie so she doesn’t have to be lost in the Women’s Division.

  • GailKimStan

    I’m literally giving up

    • Summer_Slay

      Dont sis. There still is hope with Taya and the 2 new girls. Also Madison is back but i doubt her flop a** will do something.

  • Cilla
  • Kvngbalor

    How ironic after Impact gave their talent all rights to their gimmick etc she ask to leave i get what they were attempting to do but do they not realize how many so many ppl on their roster is going to leave now knowing they have rights to their gimmick and everything attached to it meaning they can sign with WWE and take the gimmick with them with no problems

    • ssilva872

      That is assuming the WWE is a fan of whatever gimmick a wrestler had in TNA. And if they even take it WWE they will no doubt copyright it or switch it up so they can.

      I read recently that Matt Hardy is not going to be ‘broken’ but ‘awakened’ so we’ll see how this works with people thinking they can ditch TNA so fast.

      • Kvngbalor

        That part! It’s a stupid move imo go to WWE who will twist the character copyright it own it and then you lose it

    • OJ Von Erich

      Laurel gave up her gimmick a long while ago & her twitter verification with it (at the time) to just be herself “Chelsea Green”.

  • #ROSEARMY

    Well, this is juicy.

  • Michael Burmy

    I predict that Allie’s gonna get her BIG moment (which should’ve been hers at BFG) and win the title, finishing her storyline with LVN, who will then have the breakdown of breakdowns and shout “IIIII QUIIIIIIIIIT!” in her shrillest voice yet…

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      Then 2 weeks later Allie will be requesting her release lol

  • BLKLTR05

    Let’s not forget that there have been some big changes in the last week about how Impact works with intellectual property and that may have been a huge reason why LVN wants to leave now. She may have accepted the title with no intentions of leaving the company anytime soon but maybe some doors have been opened for her and she has decided to take that and run with it. Life happens. Cut the girl some slack. Besides, it isn’t like Impact isn’t known for their short title reigns.

  • Randall

    Damn this company is a mess. Seems like they can’t keep anyone!

  • Typical Heel

    Idek wtf that is ??? i miss the days of Awesome Kong, The Beautiful People, and The Dollhouse

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      Dollhouse was the beginning of the end for the division. It’s progressively gone down hill ever since then.

      • wysna

        Personally, I felt that the beginning of the end started when they began giving away the title via raffle. Before that though, there was so much diversity, talent and potential in the roster.

      • Typical Heel

        I meant the Original Dollhouse, after Tarryn left was the end for me

  • jbrizzy

    Chile what is going on in the impact zone?

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  • RadicallyRadic

    *Wins the Knockouts Title at the last takings, asks for release a few weeks later*

    That escalated quickly…

    • jim

      U maybe right.I think i did read somewhere that she did win the knockout title. NOW SHE WANT LEAVE. The timing is weird.

  • KellyAJNaomiRoyce#Slay

    Lmfao just cause she asked for her release doesn’t mean she’s going to WWE guys relax. And don’t call her selfish because we don’t even know if she asked for her release before winning the Knockouts Championship

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Embarrassing as always.

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    So she gets handed the title undeservedly and jumps ship…… Come on LVN you think the wwe is going to give yo goofy ass gimmick a title? Ask Emma and summer how that turned out for them…….

    • Summer_Slay
      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        She did almost her entire wwe career sadly. Especially as Fandango’s manager and when she first broke out as a wrestler and pretty much her entire time in wwe except at nxt, when she and Layla turned on dango and when she replaced Lana as rusev’s valet. Because she never got any other character given to her, most of her matches included at least one “funny” moment. Don’t get me wrong I’m not knocking Summer, I Stan for her lol. But unfortunately most of her time with wwe she was treated as a comedic character in the divas division.

  • NoWayHoeSay

    Na don’t bring her back to wwe

  • Crappy VAn ness like, why she even accept to win the title only to drop it weeks later? So unprofessional.

  • Juan

    So TNA rewarded an unloyal woman?!! It should have been Allie or Rosemary who won the tournament! Those women have shown they’re in it for the long run and are loyal!

    • Divo’s Champion

      I agree!

    • Summer_Slay

      I was all in for Rosemary. I loved how they gave Laurel the star power and push it felt fresh and unexpected but how did she repaid them at the end, she end up quitting.

  • Umnei

    Not trying to hate but just as they say “Madison Rayne, the veteran”, she pins without putting her shoulders down or even lifting a leg..

  • mckenzie

    This whole division has crumbled since Gail left

  • mckenzie

    I always loved matches between mickie James and Madison Rayne. Those were the best back when the knockouts division was blazing with talent along with gail Tara sarita rosita velvet.

  • Gail-Rollins Fan

    I would absolutely under no circumstances grant her release until she works the next tapings to drop the belt.

    • ssilva872

      Same. I want to know why she wants out so much.

      Spill the tea once you leave girl!

  • AlexV
  • ?K . A . T ?

    Isn’t she the champion?

  • ssilva872

    How the hell can you request to leave as champ? You just got a push if anything try to enjoy it then leave.

  • Maddox

    So WWE fires Zack Ryder’s ex and now Might hire his current Gf? Hmmmm…. ?

  • The Wicked Bitch

    These hoes ain’t loyal

  • OJ Von Erich

    Reading some of these comments, some of y’all are plain disrespectful, also try knowing the full story before you criticise…

    Also funny how some are sitting here blaming Chelsea for leaving a company you constantly put down on a weekly basis.

    But I guess that’s none of my business

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  • Women’s Revolution

    I just threw the whole product away awhile ago. This company has been poorly mismanaged and as much as I don’t want to see the company gone after many attempts, it only been a waste of time, little hits, major misses, and I am no longer interested in this product.

    LVN probably can get another chance in WWE. She’s appeared as a therapist and did Tough Enough. She’s dating resident jobber in WWE Zack Ryder.

  • Divo’s Champion

    Ummm… Didn’t LVN just win the belt!? Sounds a little ungrateful to me.

  • vreed lak72

    lol she actually did just win the title- sinking ship? or does she hate traveling to Canada?

  • Summer_Slay

    Bummer :( I really liked LVN. I cant believe they gave her the title and now she’s asking for her release. I think they made a mistake. The title shouldve gone back to Rosemary. I can only hope WWE contacted her. And she hanst been cut due to Madison’s return.

    Impact needs Kiara, Hania and Taya more than ever now. I hope they star using them. And poor Diamanté is always left out of the Knockouts division.

    • Troy Smith

      Meltzer said on his show today that she didn’t ask for her release until AFTER the taping where she won the belt. So they didn’t make a mistake really. As far as they knew she was part of the company. She was very unprofessional for not telling them BEFORE the taping that she wanted to leave.