Fightful is reporting that Acey Romero has requested his release from Impact Wrestling.
Romero hasn’t been used on Impact for months. He revealed earlier this year on Tommy Dreamer’s podcast that he tested positive for COVID-19.
Romero said the following in May about his diagnosis:
“I feel I’m pretty lucky because I only had probably three bad days, and one really bad day, where I thought the grim reaper was coming for me. The extent of the things I’m going through were the fevers. I haven’t had a fever in five years. That knocked me on my a*s. I was running 102, 103 degree fevers. I had body aches, and the breathing. The breathing is not the worst, but not the best. I have a personal trainer and I was getting my cardio really good, and now, I walk up the steps, a flight of stairs up to my house today, and I’m blown up. Tomorrow, as we record this on the 12th, I will be non-contagious and I can go do whatever. I’m nervous to go back into the gym. I’m a little trepidatious, how I’m going to do it and how I’m going to be…I just hope that my breathing and stuff will return. I can’t taste or smell right now, which sucks. I haven’t eaten a lot for the past 11 days. I’ve gone three or four days without eating. I have no appetite. I’m not really hungry and can’t taste anything, so what’s the point? So, hopefully, my taste and my smell will come back, and my breathing will start to regulate and be more normal to what it was, but, other than that, I consider myself very lucky because I know that it could have gotten way worse, so hopefully, I’m out of the woods.”
Romero has not publicly commented on the news of his release request but he posted the following on Twitter:
I don’t get bitter. I just get better.💯 pic.twitter.com/bxXeZoC6k2
— 𝔸ℂ𝔼𝕐 ℝ𝕆𝕄𝔼ℝ𝕆 (@THEACEYROMERO) August 30, 2021