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TNA signs 5 new wrestlers, including Sylvestor Lefort and Marcus Louis

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Impact Wrestling has snatched up a handful of names that indie wrestling fans will likely be very familiar with.

Impact Wrestling announced on Thursday that it has signed five new wrestlers to contracts. Among the signees are former NXT Superstars Sylvestor Lefort and Marcus Louis, who were just released from their contracts in February.

The other signees are the husband-and-wife team of Pepper Parks and Cherry Bomb and Marshe Rockett, who may be familiar to independent wrestling fans as a member of the popular stable Da Soul Touchaz.

The full press release, courtesy of Impact Wrestling:

IMPACT WRESTLING is proud to announce the signing of five fresh and new members to our active roster effective immediately. Jesse Guilmette, Laura Dennis, Marshe Rockett, Thomas LaRuffa and Mikael Vierge all signed their contracts with IMPACT WRESTLING earlier this month.

Jesse Guilmette and Laura Dennis are best known on the independent wrestling scene as Pepper Parks and Cherry Bomb. This real-life married duo caught the eye of IMPACT WRESTLING officials, and on a very emotional day for both Jesse and Laura, they signed their contracts together and look forward to entertaining the IMPACT WRESTLING fans very soon.

Marshe Rockett was born in Normal, Illinois and has earned the nickname "Mr. M80" for his explosive offensive ability. Marshe impressed IMPACT WRESTLING officials at a recent tryout and was signed immediately. Marshe is someone who can make a quick impression on the IMPACT WRESTLING roster.

Thomas LaRuffa and Mikael Vierge, both born in France, have been competing all over the world for the past several years. Tom and Mikael want to be considered the benchmark for tag teams in IMPACT WRESTLING and their desire to be the best has set them apart from their peers. Following the career path of both Eli Drake and Bram, Tom and Mikael have extensive training inside the wrestling ring and look to bring their knowledge to IMPACT WRESTLING.

We welcome all five of these amazing athletes as the newest members of the TNA IMPACT WRESTLING roster and look forward to seeing them in action on IMPACT WRESTLING in the near future.

This represents a good blend of independent favorites and former WWE signees, while LaRuffa and Vierge bring an international flair to the company.