New Details On Bobby Fish's IMPACT Wrestling Status

The self-proclaimed ex-AEW "lightning rod" showed up in IMPACT Wrestling last week.

Bobby Fish

Bobby Fish is not currently contracted to IMPACT Wrestling despite debuting for the promotion at last week's Victory Road event.

PWInsider's Mike Johnson reports as much, noting that while present at Victory Road 2022 on 23 September, Fish taped backstage content that will air on future IMPACT television shows. Bobby did not, however, wrestle at the tapings.

Fish is currently due to appear at IMPACT's Bound For Glory 2022 pay-per-view on 7 October and the following day's television tapings, both of which take place in his Albany, New York hometown. Whether or not he will extend his IMPACT stay beyond these dates remains to be seen.


Victory Road saw Fish make a surprise appearance, cutting an in-ring promo that featured him branding himself "a lightning rod for controversy", referencing his recent one-sided social media feud with CM Punk. Later, he stated that IMPACT couldn't fire him as he technically doesn't work there.

Fish has been a free agent since his All Elite Wrestling contract expired on 31 August. Although the two parties had a mutual interest in an extension, they were unable to come to terms on one for financial reasons.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.