Impact Wrestling is approaching the new year with a newfound confidence. After spending years on the fringes, the former professional wrestling powerhouse is finding its feet again. To demonstrate that, Impact Wrestling’s Co-Executive Vice President, Scott D’Amore, took a massive shot at WWE.
Notably, tonight’s Impact episode marked a new beginning for the promotion. It was the first episode after the much-hyped collaboration between Impact and AEW.
To add some spice to the atmosphere, Tony Khan and Tony Schiavone made an appearance during the event. They appeared in a “paid advertisement,” promoting the upcoming stacked episode of AEW Dynamite.
AEW’s owner, Tony Khan, jokingly said that some rumors were connecting him to a possible buy-out of Impact Wrestling. Being the rich owner of a successful professional wrestling franchise, Khan wasn’t exactly averse to the idea.
Scott D’Amore appreciated Tony Khan while ridiculing WWE
D’Amore wasn’t going to miss out on the extra eyeballs that Impact had attracted. On his Twitter account, he took a shot at WWE’s flagship show, Monday Night Raw.
As per D’Amore, while Impact and AEW are providing cutting edge professional wrestling content, Monday nights are “rotten.”
Highlighting his new found camaraderie with Tony Khan, he also reiterates that he has no qualms in taking Khan’s money.
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Scott D’Amore hints at a massive potential storyline
Throughout the latest episode of Impact Wrestling, it was teased that AEW was slowly occupying the space in the promotion. World Champion Rich Swann was stopped from making his exit because the area was reserved for the “real champion,” Kenny Omega.
In another segment, veteran Tommy Dreamer expressed concern that Don Callis and Kenny Omega had untoward intentions. However, D’Amore dismissed him and harped upon the new found press for Impact Wrestling.
This is clearly leading to an invasion angle-type storyline, where AEW will eventually start dominating the smaller Impact roster. Impact’s retaliation can be led by their ultimate babyface champion, Rich Swann, who has looked like a million bucks since his return.
The other faces on the promotion like The North, Eric Young, Willie Mack and Taya Valkyrie present many exciting opportunities.
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