Earlier today on Twitter, former iMPACT Wrestling star and TNA production assistant Jesse Sorensen announced that he was released from his contract with the promotion.
This release comes as no surprise as Sorensen has been largely off of television since he broke his neck during a match against Zema Ion in early 2012. After recovering from that life-threatening injury, Sorensen maintained a backstage position with TNA as a production assistant.
In addition, Sorensen has been spending a great deal of time improving his physical appearance as he trains for some bodybuilding competitions.
I have officially been released by @IMPACTWRESTLING Would like to say thank you to my supportive family, friends & fans.
— Jesse Sorensen (@JessySorensen) July 23, 2013
I have to admit that I was a huge fan of Sorensen when he was an active performer and I always remained hopeful that he would make a full-time return to the ring. However, you can’t blame him for being apprehensive and I hope folks realize the wonderful thing that TNA did for the kid by keeping him employed for the last 18 months while he was recovering and then focusing on his bodybuilding career. I wish Sorensen the best – he’s a great young man and I hope he finds a way to stay involved in professional wrestling.