With Anthem Sports taking over Impact Wrestling last year it was believed that the financial issues the company is well known for would be a thing of past and talents would be paid on time but apparently that’s not the case.
Per PWinsider, a number of Impact Talents have reached them out and implicated that they have not been paid for the tapings that were held this past January.
Several talents also said that this was the case for the TV tapings held in November 2017 as well and they hadn’t received payments for it until after the Christmas holidays, just before the latest tapings.
The concern among talents is that management will follow this pattern going forward and they won’t receive their money until the time for the next tapings comes around.
When reached out, Impact President Ed Nordholm sent out the following statement on these 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.”