In a significant shift within the wrestling world, Kenny King, a seasoned and versatile wrestler, has parted ways with Impact Wrestling. Sources from "Fightful Select" have confirmed that King, a renowned figure in the industry, is now a free agent, following Impact Wrestling's compliance with his request for release.
This development unfolded earlier this week, marking the end of a dynamic era for King within the organization. King's journey with Impact Wrestling culminated at their October tapings, where he, alongside Sheldon Jean, sought the Impact World Tag Team Championship, contending against the formidable team ABC, comprised of Ace Austin and Chris Bey.
His departure follows a series of compelling storylines, including notable feuds with wrestling luminaries such as Joe Hendry and Mike Bailey.
Honor No More Era
Notably, King's Impact Wrestling stint was characterized by his association with the 'Honor No More' stable, a group primarily consisting of former ROH talents.
This heel faction, which included prominent figures like Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, Maria Kanellis-Bennett, and Vincent, has seen several of its members transition to AEW/ROH. This movement has sparked widespread speculation about King possibly reuniting with his old allies in AEW/ROH.
Prior to his tenure with Impact, King spent a significant seven-year period with ROH, between 2015 and 2022, punctuated by multiple engagements with TNA. His accomplishments during this time are noteworthy, having clinched the TNA X Division Championship twice and being an integral part of The Beatdown Clan, alongside current WWE stars Bobby Lashley and MVP.
Beyond the ring, King, at 42, has an impressive portfolio in entertainment, adding to his multifaceted career profile. He appeared on the second season of WWE's "Tough Enough" in 2002 and was a contestant on "The Bachelorette" in its 13th season in 2017.
His screen presence extends to cameos in "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," the dating game show "The Baggage," and the Nickelodeon series "My Brother and Me." Kenny King's release from Impact Wrestling not only marks the end of a chapter but also opens the door to new opportunities, be it a return to old stomping grounds or venturing into fresh collaborations in the wrestling arena.
His diverse background in entertainment and wrestling cements his status as a multifaceted talent in the industry, capable of making significant waves wherever he goes next.