Laurel Van Ness granted release from Impact Wrestling


Following tonight’s final night of Impact Wrestling tapings, Impact Wrestling Knockout Laurel Van Ness announced on social media that she has been granted her release from the company writing the following:

THANK YOU Impact Wrestling. I will always be grateful for the opportunities I received, and the people who had faith in me. Thanks to everyone both in front of, and behind the camera, the production team, and most importantly my fellow Knockouts. I have grown as a wrestler, and a performer because of the amazing locker room at Impact. I have been granted my release, am excited for the future, and I can’t wait to see what 2018 holds. ??

It was previously reported that Van Ness, who competes as Chelsea Green on the independent circuit, asked for her release at the end of November 2017.

Green 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.

She would go to win the vacated Knockouts Title after defeating Rosemary in finals of the Knockouts Championship tournament.

What are your thoughts on this latest departure from Impact Wrestling? Will you miss seeing Laurel Van Ness on Impact? What are your favorite Laurel Van Ness moments? Let us know in the comments below!