Higher-ups from Impact Wrestling met with some top WWE executives last week but the nature of their meeting has yet to be revealed.
The world of professional wrestling has become a lot smaller in recent years. We don't mean that literally, of course. There is more wrestling out there right now than there ever has been before, so technically it's getting bigger. No, what we mean is more and more promotions are joining forces and working together for the betterment of the business as a whole.
For the most part, it's the likes of Ring Of Honor and New Japan, but WWE is also playing its part too. It has been working with Evolve for a while now and also has a working relationship with British promotions Progress Wrestling and Insane Championship Wrestling. The biggest surprise, however, is WWE's ability to get along with Impact Wrestling.
Firstly, it cannot be ignored that two of Impact's most famous alumni competed one-on-one for the WWE Title at Hell In A Cell last Sunday. Also, WWE and Impact have been in contact so that the former could use the latter's footage of The Hardy Boyz for a DVD it put together earlier this year. The most interesting aspect of their relationship may be yet to come, though.
PWInsider has confirmed that Impact officials Ed Nordholm and Scott D'Amore went to WWE HQ last week for a meeting with some of WWE's high ranking executives. All Impact has been willing to release about the meeting at the time of typing this is that it had nothing to do with the sale of the promotion or its video library. It is also known that Vince McMahon was not in attendance at the meeting.
So why exactly were Nordholm and D'Amore in Stamford? It could have been for any number of reasons. WWE has asked fans in the past if they would like to see other promotions included on the Network, perhaps the meeting pertains to that and Impact will soon become one of those other promotions. Whatever it is, it's exciting stuff for wrestling fans. The more companies work together, the better it is for those watching and those working within it.