With last night's TNA IMPACT television tapings in the books, former X-Division champion Low-Ki has announced his departure from the company via Twitter.
I have decided to part ways with @IMPACTWRESTLING. My very best to them in their future. Thank you to all the fans who joined the adventure.Ki, whose real name is Brandon Silvestry, was in the middle of his third return to TNA after returning to the company in June of 2014. Since then, the "World Warrior" went on to win the X-Division title on two separate occasions, thus making him a four-time champion.
— LOW-KI ロウ・キー セカイノ戦士 (@OneWorldWarrior) June 25, 2015
However, since the 35-year-old isn't now contractually obligated to any one company, Silvestry will likely make his way back to the independent scene that he was a part of for many years. In addition to his time with Ring of Honor, Silvestry was a mainstay in Japan, capturing the IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship on three separate occasions.
Also, Silvestry was under a WWE contract from 2008-2010. Under the name "Kaval," Silvestry was a part of Season 2 of NXT, going on to win the competition and earn a future championship match. After unsuccesfully using his opportunity to face Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental championship, Silvestry left WWE shortly thereafter.
But with WWE looking to add several established names to NXT, it's always possible that WWE contacts him to see if he would have interest in returning to the company.
In addition to Silvestry, longtime member of the TNA roster, James Storm, sent out a tweet suggesting he may be done with the company. But one thing to keep in mind is that he is scheduled to wrestle on this Sunday's Slammiversary show against Magnus.
At the end of the day no matter what, I thank the fans for the last 18 yrs and No One can't say I didn't do my way. #CowboyWay #WorkHorseStorm, 38, has been with TNA since the company began in 2002. He has been involved in several of the promotion's big storylines and happenings -- among those being his tag teams with Bobby Roode and Chris Harris, respectively known as Beer Money and America's Most Wanted.
— James Storm (@JamesStormBrand) June 25, 2015
Additionally, Storm reached star status by capturing the World championship from Kurt Angle in 2011, the Fortune stable, his feud with Bobby Roode, and more.
If Storm is officially done with the company, he would be one of the last "TNA Originals" to leave the company with names such as AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels, and others long gone.
As far as TNA is concerned, they are rapidly losing a lot of their talent. As reported by the Inquisitr last week, several TNA stars left the company, including Gunner and Samuel Shaw. There are also rampant rumors that Austin Aries, whose contract reportedly expires this Sunday at Slammiversary, might be on his way out as well.
Although Jeff Jarrett's return came as a nice surprise and somewhat of a shock, it might ultimately mean nothing if the company continues to lose several of their more popular wrestlers.
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