Impact Wrestling is a company with a complicated history, and throughout the history of the promotion various talents have claimed that they’ve had issues receiving their pay.
PWInsider is now reporting that over the last few days they’ve been contacted by several Impact Wrestling talents who claim that they have yet to be paid for the tapings that they worked in Orlando, Florida in January of 2018.
It’s also being reported that several talents claim they weren’t paid for the TV tapings in Ottawa in November of 2017, or the Bound For Glory pay-per-view until after Christmas, right before the tapings in January.
Talents also reportedly expressed concern that this pattern could continue, and they may not be paid until the upcoming TV tapings in April.
Anthem President Ed Nordholm issued the following statement in response explaining the pay structure:
“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.”