tweeted: "I have decided to part ways with @ImpactWrestling. My very best to them moving forward, and my eternal thanks to the fans."
John Gaburick issued the following statement: "Upon expiration of Samoa Joe's contract, TNA and Joe have mutually agreed to part ways. We would like to thank Samoa Joe for 9 great years. Joe will always be a valued member of our family. We wish him all the best."