In 2017, Impact Wrestling was shaken to its core when they lost the likes of Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Drew Galloway and several others in a one week span. Fans didn't think it could get any worse for Impact in 2018, but it did when James Storm, EC3 and Bobby Lashley departed as well, with one of them signing with WWE and the others rumoured to be doing the same at some point.
In my opinion, however, these are not the most surprising departures of Impact Wrestling this month. On 30th of January, news broke that longtime Impact employee Jeremy Borash had handed in his notice to Impact, after accepting an offer from WWE. There have been three mainstays of Impact Wrestling who had left in the company by the end of 2017. They were James Storm, Abyss and Jeremy Borash. I believe that Jeremy Borash was the MVP of Impact Wrestling because he had been with the company since they first started as NWA: TNA in 2002 and had never once left the company. Before James Storm officially left in January, he had briefly parted ways with Impact in 2015, wrestling a couple of matches for WWE on NXT, while Abyss briefly parted ways with Impact Wrestling at least twice over the years, before making a quick return, most notably at one point almost signing with WWE to face The Undertaker at WrestleMania 22.
Jeremy Borash began with TNA in 2002 as a ring announcer and it took him 15 years to be finally appointed as the lead play by play announcer for Impact Wrestling in March 2017. He most notably spent most of his time as an announcer feuding with his co-announcer Josh Matthews.
Apart from announcing, Jeremy was a part of Impact creative throughout most of his Impact career, most notably working closely with Matt Hardy on his 'Broken' persona, so much to the point that Matt apparently asked Jeremy to leave Impact to come to WWE with him in 2017. Jeremy was the true last original member of the roster to never have left and has been described by PWI as the glue that held things together behind-the-scenes, so it is sad to see him go, but I'm sure he has a great WWE career ahead of him.
As of this writing, we do not know what Jeremy's role with WWE will be. He may have an on-screen role, or most likely could be working behind the scenes.Published 31 Jan 2018, 01:29 IST