Change is in the air, as it tends to be when we’re about to embark on the Road to WrestleMania. As always, changes are constantly afoot over at Impact Wrestling, and three former champions have left the company after the most recent set of television tapings. Laurel Van Ness is on the move, and both Bobby Lashley and Ethan Carter III have finished up and are likely to be headed elsewhere. (Reportedly, that is. It’s important to say “reportedly.”)
This is all in addition to James Storm having left the company seemingly for good (or at least for the time being), and all of a sudden we’re speculating about whether we might see any of these people in WWE, perhaps as soon as a surprise appearance at the Royal Rumble.
We’ve known for some time that WWE has a lot of interest in both Lashley and EC3, but we drew the obvious conclusion that their respective appearances on Impact television would have to be finished airing before they could pop up on WWE TV. But that might not actually be the case!