PWInsider.com is reporting that multiple Impact Wrestling talents have recently expressed financial concerns. Under the condition of anonymity, they have stated to them that they have not been paid for the January 2018 Impact Wrestling TV tapings at this time.
PWInsider notes that some of the talents also state that they have not been paid for the above stated TV tapings as well as, “for the November 2017 Bound for Glory PPV and TV tapings in Ottawa until after the Christmas holidays, just before the January tapings.”
Many talents are concerned that the next round of payments may not come until the April Impact Wrestling TV tapings in Orlando.
Impact Wrestling President Ed Nordholm has issued the following statement to PWInsider.com addressing the allegations:
“Talent is not behind on their pay. We generally provide for talent to be paid as independent contractors in the month following a month in which services are rendered. This was an improvement over previous management, where talent cheques were issued only as the actual episodes aired (could be as much as 12 weeks after tapings before final instalments were delivered).
We instituted a payment policy last year to pay for all services rendered in a month in the following month, regardless of when the shows would air. Accordingly, cheques for January were mailed earlier mid-month; cheques for November were mailed mid-December (and I understand got caught up in Christmas mail delays).
We realize that one unexpected impact of moving our corporate offices to Canada has been a further delay with mail services going cross-border. We are working to streamline our talent payroll processing so future events will be paid closer to the beginning of each month after services are rendered.”
This is not much of a surprise to me. This is exactly what an owner would say in this situation. Talents however could be upset with positioning and leaking information that maybe only partially true. I have a feeling that the answer is somewhere in the middle and not to assume Impact is close to being finished. I mean they have managed to make it this ling.
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