Braxton Sutter, who has been prominently featured by Impact Wrestling for the last two years, announced this week that he’s no longer with the company.
Sutter tweeted the following on Thursday night:
My time at @IMPACTWRESTLING is up and I would to extend a HUGE thank you to them. They gave me my first official contract/job as a wrestler at 35yrs old and hired my wife at the same time. I’ll never forget that. It was a great chapter in my life, now onto the next one!! pic.twitter.com/5tB2CZKdBg
— Pepper Parks (@BraxtonSutter) April 26, 2018
Under the name Pepper Parks (his name on the independent circuit), Sutter began working for Impact Wrestling in 2015 as part of their One Night Only pay-per-view events. He signed a contract in March 2016 and the following June, began appearing regularly on Impact Wrestling under the name Braxton Sutter.
In January 2017, he became part of a storyline involving his real-life wife, Allie, as well as Mike Bennett, Maria Kanellis, and Laurel Van Ness.
Maria would blackmail Sutter into breaking off his relationship with Allie after he said that she couldn’t control him like everyone else. He was then forced to drive Laurel Van Ness home and later propose to her, or else Allie would be fired. On the February 23, 2017, episode of Impact Wrestling, Sutter rejected Van Ness’ marriage during the ceremony when he announced that he’s in love with Allie.
This angle is what led to Van Ness portraying a maniacal character, competing in her trashed wedding dress and make-up, wrestling barefoot and carrying a wine bottle.
Sutter and Allie remained paired together through the summer (as boyfriend and girlfriend), at which point Sutter quietly disappeared from television.
Sutter returned to action on the March 1, 2018, episode of Impact and turned heel. After losing a match to El Hijo Del Fantasma, Sutter said he dropped Allie because she’s no good and was holding his career back. In the ensuing weeks, however, Braxton would appear after Allie’s matches, offering to take her back, while Allie kept ignoring him, until the March 22 episode of Impact, where it was revealed to be a setup when Allie was attacked from behind by Su Yung. At last Sunday’s Redemption pay-per-view, Sutter accompanied Yung in her match against Allie, which resulted in Allie beating Yung to retain the Knockouts Championship.
Sutter worked one final match on this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling, losing to Moose.
According to PWInsider, the word that made its way at the Impact TV tapings this week in Orlando, Florida is that Sutter was granted his contractual release from the company after asking for it after the last round of tapings in January.
PWInsider was told that Allie is still with Impact Wrestling.