For those who missed it, Impact aired a promo video last week teasing appearances at Slammiversary on July 18 from a host of recently released WWE stars, a number of which have worked for the promotion previously.
Speaking on the latest episode of his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T spoke about the promo and how IMPACT could be in line for a renaissance if it can pull off such a feat. He said:
“IMPACT Wrestling is perhaps maybe back in the wrestling game real soon. Maybe they’re getting ready to make a play because I was just thinking with all the acquisitions out there right now. The video, Slammiversary getting ready to kick off, Eric Young was part of it, Mike and Maria Bennett, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, Drake Maverick was in it, EC3 was in that thing also, Curt Hawkins was in there as well. Like I said, there’s a lot of other guys out there that’s independent right now, contractors that’s free agents that’s looking to get picked up. I’m wondering is this now a time for IMPACT Wrestling to explode again and get back in the game?”
While we already know IMPACT won’t be able to deliver on all of the stars it teased now that Drake Maverick has signed a new deal with NXT, even one or two of the bigger names could. One name Booker didn’t mention was Rusev, who wasn’t featured himself, but there was a Bulgarian flag to certainly imply as much.
“Think about it. You gotta think about it. You gotta think somebody is going to show up. Look man, you gotta think Anthem. Anthem been doing a lot of big major moves, a lot of money moves. I’m sure they’re saying, ‘Hey man, this is the time to get back in the game. There’s guys out there like Rusev right now, we got guys out there like Heath Slater, Erick Rowan, Kassius Ohno. It’s a lot of big guys out there that we can pick up that can put a lot of behinds in the seats.’ And I really think right now is the perfect time for IMPACT to pull the trigger to get back in the game. I’m serious man.”
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quotes