Impact Wrestlers Complain About Pay Issues, Ed Nordholm Responds

Several Impact wrestlers have contact PWInsider over the past several days alleging that they have not yet been paid for the January TV tapings. Several of the wrestlers, speaking under the condition of anonymity, also said that they were not paid for the November TV tapings or Bound for Glory PPV until right before the January tapings. They are apparently supposed to be paid a month after performing. Bound for Glory was on November 5 and the January tapings started on January 10, so that’s about two months. Wrestlers have expressed concern that the payment pattern will be that they’ll be paid before the next tapings, which will be in April (rather than being paid this month for the January tapings).

Impact head Ed Nordholm responded and released this statement to PWInsider, re-iterating that payments are made a month later and payments for January have already been sent out:

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.