Jordynne Grace is one of the rising stars with Impact Wrestling. It has recently been noted that she was working with the company without a signed contract, up until now. She took to her Twitter account in celebration of her signing.
In an exclusive interview with Fightful, Grace spoke highly of Impact, where she signed a two-year contract. Here is what she had to say about the company:
“I cannot stress this enough. I love Impact.” Grace told Fightful.
“No company is flawless, of course, and I think anywhere I went, there would have been some sort of problem. No company is truly without issue. Whether it’s not enough exposure, not enough money, not being used properly, not being used enough… I’m sure I would have gripes with ANY company. Impact is a company I truly believe in, and they’re doing their best. I have amazing friends there, and I have a blast backstage. Ed, our president, is really one in a million. He sat with Brian Cage in the hospital when he was injured for hours, which I admired, and he’s always been so friendly to me. Don and Scott are doing a great job, and I always feel relaxed talking to them. I’m hardly ever stressed out. I have so much freedom.“
She continues in regards to her relationship with her peers, “All the girls get along very well, and they’re always inviting me out after the shows even though they know that I never party and like to sleep. The cattiness is almost non-existent, and everyone is always helping one another. I could go on all day about why I’m happy at Impact. There’s countless reasons. Impact makes me love my job. I’m sure if there was an issue, they just wouldn’t have offered me anything and had me go on my way.”
Grace also says wrestlers compete for companies frequently, even though they have not signed a contract with them. It happens more than people think.
“I let them know a short time ago,” said Grace. “This sort of thing happens more often than you would think, and it’s not specific to Impact at all. I know of multiple instances with other companies and wrestlers it has happened with. Normally, however, the dirt sheets don’t pick up on it, so it’s a little less dramatic. I was hoping to have some good matches and show that I could follow direction and criticism beforehand, of course. I wanted to renegotiate the original deal once I had shown I had value and worth.”
She also disclosed that she has been in contract discussions with many different wrestling promotions including WWE, but at the end of the day, she decided to stay with Impact. Grace confirms her contract is a two-year deal and that it is very flexible with her personal life.
“My main goal was to be able to limit the amount of time I spent on my ‘shoot job’. I work as a legal transcriptionist, and it was becoming very difficult to juggle with my wrestling schedule. I’m now able to just work part-time. I’ll never fully quit, as I love what I do, but now I’m able to spend more time training and giving attention to my fiancé, who also works an incredibly busy schedule. Any instance we’re home at the same time really needs to be spent with each other at this point,” she closed.
Impact has signed one of their key wrestlers in the Knockouts division, which is a win for the company. Scarlett Bordeaux has recently been rumored to have asked for her release from the company. It will be interesting to see what the company does with that request, but they can take comfort to know they have signed one of their rising stars in the company with Grace.
Credit to Fightful for the transcripts and the exclusive.
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