Jordynne Grace Exits Impact Wrestling, Takes Hiatus



by NOMAN RASOOL

Jordynne Grace Exits Impact Wrestling, Takes Hiatus

In a significant shift in the professional wrestling landscape, one of Impact Wrestling's standout talents, Jordynne Grace, has concluded her tenure with the company, as reported by Fightful Select. Grace's exit comes on the heels of her defeat in a Last Chance match against Knockouts World Champion Deonna Purrazzo during the Under Siege event.

The potential for Grace's free agency had been in the limelight since mid-April, with initial reports suggesting that her multi-year contract signed in 2021 was due to expire in March. However, it was later clarified that May marked the end of her contractual obligations to Impact Wrestling.

Despite her contract already having expired, Grace decided to forgo the opportunity to participate in the subsequent TV tapings. Grace has expressed a desire to take a sabbatical from the rigorous world of professional wrestling, opting to focus her attention on external ventures.

While her future in the ring remains uncertain, she assures fans that this is merely a hiatus, stating to Fightful, "I'll be back somewhere at some point."

Industry Interest in Grace Surges

Despite her departure from Impact, Grace's talent and charisma have garnered interest from top officials across multiple wrestling companies, and independent promoters are still vying to include her in their events.

Impact, too, expressed their desire to retain her on the roster, but her exit was inevitable. At 27, Grace's diverse portfolio extends beyond wrestling. Notably, she has amassed a fortune through her exclusive content pay site.

As a professional powerlifter and a formidable presence in the fitness/bodybuilding circuit, Grace expressed her ambition in March to compete in The Arnold Classic, aiming to be the first pro wrestler to do so. Grace's journey with Impact Wrestling began in November 2018, when it was first announced that she had penned a contract with the company.

However, the paperwork still needs to be officially completed, and Grace worked without a formal agreement for several months. After All Elite Wrestling (AEW) made waves in 2019, with WWE securing talents with long-term deals, Grace renegotiated her terms with Impact and secured a pay raise.

After her two-year deal in 2019, she inked a new contract in 2021. Married to fellow Impact wrestler Jonathan Gresham, Grace's impressive accolades include a reign as Impact Digital Media Champion, Knockouts World Tag Team Champion, and a two-time Knockouts World Champion. Uniquely, she holds the honor of being the first-ever Knockouts Triple Crown Champion.