One of the big 'surprises' on the January 4 Impact was the debut of longtime WWE jobber Sean Morley in a pretty familiar gimmick (Val Venis, but without the familiar name). A few Internet Wrestling Community palm-faces later and a win over Christopher Daniels, Morely has left the company.
According to Morley, he wished to wrestle for both TNA and CMLL. With TNA going live on Mondays, and 'nothing solid' in the works for Morley in the company, he decided to leave and work for solely for CMLL.
While there's no use crying over spilled milk, I can't help but think that his win over Daniels was even more of a waste. Not only did the Hog-schoff Regime hypocritically book an older wrestler to cleanly pin a young, potential future star, he left the company.
We mustn't fault Morley, however, as he was given a fair chance--more of a chance than WWE would have given him this late in his career.
Another not-too-surprising release announced today was that of Nicole Raczynski, who wrestled as "Roxxi." Roxxi returned to TNA in December, and promptly broke her ankle in two places during an Impact taping in a match versus Hamada. She was fired in February, expecting to miss six weeks. Roxxi was fired yet again on March 4, effectively making her the 'Charlie Haas of TNA.'