Former World Champion's TNA Contract Set To Expire

This former TNA World Champion's contract is due to expire in a couple of months.

Steve Maclin

One of TNA Wrestling's biggest stars could be a free agent in a couple of months, with new reports noting how Steve Maclin's deal with the promotion is set to expire soon.

Via Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful on his SRS Backstage Report show, Maclin's current TNA deal is up in May.

As Sapp detailed:

"His contract is actually up in May. He signed a multi-year deal with TNA, and it was announced on June 3rd 2021 he had signed a contract with IMPACT. That has come up about three years. It's gonna be interesting to see where he lands. He is 36, he'll be 37 when the deal's up. With just an incredible amount of experience in WWE, he spent seven years in that system, he's very familiar with it. Right now, he's going to be wanted for his in-ring presence, but down the line he is going to be a guy who is also wanted for his wrestling brain, because he's got an awful big wrestling brain. A big student of the game, and overall just a good guy."

As alluded to, Steve Maclin landed in TNA - then IMPACT Wrestling, of course - in June 2021, soon establishing himself as a significant player for the Anthem promotion. So much so, he'd have a run as the company's World Champion in April 2023, defeating Kushida to win that prize after Josh Alexander had been forced to vacate the title due to injury.

Maclin would have a 54-day run as TNA World Champion before dropping that belt to Alex Shelley at last year's Against All Odds special.


Of course, prior to TNA, Maclin spent seven years under the WWE banner, signing with the market leader in 2014. Under the Steve Cutler name, he'd be a part of NXT for a few years before moving to SmackDown in April 2020 as part of the Forgotten Sons stable alongside Wesley Blake and Jaxson Ryker.

Unfortunately for Cutler and Blake, the Forgotten Sons were soon pulled from TV due to controversial social media comments by Ryker. The two would briefly resurface as the Knights of the Lone Wolf as back-up for Baron Corbin, but that came to an end when Cutler was released in February 2021.


For those who've not kept up with Steve Maclin since that WWE departure, these years spent with TNA have allowed the former Marine to showcase just what an in-ring talent he is. Whether Maclin ends up re-signing with TNA or opts to explore his options with a WWE or AEW - AEW nowadays being the home of Maclin's wife Deonna Purrazzo - he's a talent any promotion would be lucky to have amongst its roster.

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