Over the weekend, IMPACT Wrestling taped their next set of TV episodes from Mexico City and during the course of those tapings, 4x IMPACT World Tag Team Champions LAX (Ortiz & Santana) finished up with the company. Ortiz released a statement via Twitter thanking IMPACT for all of their opportunities.
— Proud~N~Powerful Ortiz (@Ortiz_Powerful) August 18, 2019
Born out of the New York indie scene, Ortiz and Santana (who was named Mike Draztik) began together in 2012 as EYFBO (Entertain Your F**king Balls Off). Over the next few years they began working for the likes of House of Glory, Game Changer Wrestling, and Beyond Wrestling, becoming one of the fastest rising tag teams on the East Coast.
In 2017, they were one of the new talents brought into IMPACT Wrestling when the ownership changed to Anthem, becoming Konnan‘s new students in the new Latin American Exchange (LAX). Over the next two years, LAX would explode into one of the world’s best tag teams, capturing the IMPACT World Tag titles on four occasions (second behind Beer Money and American Wolves with five). Their 662 combined days as tag champions is the record for longest reigning tag champs in IMPACT history. Their 2018 feud against the Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. & Fenix) set the tag world on fire, before the Lucha Bros departed IMPACT earlier this year for All Elite Wrestling.
No word on what’s next for LAX following their departure from IMPACT Wrestling, but the free agents will be in high demand for the likes of AEW or WWE.
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