After two years as an IMPACT Wrestling official, Kris “Kid Ref” Levin announced his departure from the company on December 30th. He noted on social media that since joining IMPACT, his career and life have changed for the better. He added that he is thankful for the opportunities and lessons that he has learned along the way and will continue on as “Kid Ref”.
POST Wrestling has learned a few details about Levin’s departure from IMPACT, via a promoter close to the situation. Said promoter informed me that Kris Levin contacted him to open up dates that he previously said were unavailable due to his commitments with IMPACT Wrestling. When asked by the promoter why those dates were now open, Levin responded that after a preliminary verbal agreement was made with IMPACT going into 2020, the date to formalize things passed without communication from the office. Levin made the decision to leave IMPACT in late December following a month of having no communication with IMPACT, despite him trying to get in contact with the company.
Kris Levin is currently an official for Game Changer Wrestling, Major League Wrestling and several more independent promotions. The likes of Ethan Page, Gail Kim, Josh Alexander, Tessa Blanchard, Zachary Wentz and other IMPACT stars shared their appreciation of Levin as his announcement made the rounds on social media.
IMPACT is gearing up for their ‘Hard To Kill’ pay-per-view on January 12th that is being headlined by Sami Callihan versus Tessa Blanchard for the IMPACT World Championship. Here is the current lineup for that event:
IMPACT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Sami Callihan (c) vs. Tessa Blanchard
IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP — Triple-Threat Match
Taya Valkyrie (c) vs. Jordynne Grace vs. ODB
IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
Ace Austin (c) vs. Trey Miguel
IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
The North (Ethan Page & Josh Alexander) (c) vs. Willie Mack and Rich Swann
Michael Elgin vs. Eddie Edwards
Rob Van Dam vs. Brian Cage
Moose vs. Rhino
Madman Fulton vs. Ken Shamrock