IMPACT Wrestling Releases Acey Romero

Romero has been granted his release

IMPACT Wrestling have granted Acey Romero his release from the company, Romero has confirmed.

The former XXXL member issued the following statement after his release:

"I had hoped this day and situation would never come, and despite doing everything in my power to prevent it, I find myself here all the same: asking for and being granted my release from IMPACT Wrestling.

"I want to start by thanking everyone at Anthem. I truly mean everyone from the production crew, to the agents, to the office, to the men and women I was fortunate and lucky enough to share the locker room and ring with. I have to give a special huge thank you to Larry D, who became like a brother to me during our run as XXXL. Even though I never considered myself a tag team wrestler, I'm so grateful to get paired up with a great wrestler like Larry.

"Even before I caught Covid I had felt that our opportunities were few and far between, and became nonexistent after I had recovered from Covid.

"All I've ever wanted to do was show the world what I can do. To not let people judge a book by the cover and entertain like only I can. 

"With this chapter of my career coming to an end, I am very much so looking forward to starting the next one and getting back to business. Thank you all for your love and support.

"See you when I see you. - Acey." Jon Alba first reported that Acey Romero had been granted his release. 

It emerged back in August that Romero had requested his release from the promotion. He had not been used by IMPACT since the April 2021 tapings and his last appearance on TV was the May 20 episode of BTI when XXXL took on Johnny Swinger and Hernandez. 

In an update, Fightful Select noted that the paperwork for Romero's release took several weeks to finalise but everything eventually ran smoothly. Romero was on a per-appearance deal with IMPACT and he is not under a non-compete clause following his release. 

Romero has performed on the independent scene since recovering from COVID, primarily in Limitless Wrestling. 

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