For once it seems as if Impact Wrestling is somewhat stable. There was a time not so long ago where it felt like the promotion was trying to deal with a different crisis every single week and changed its name on a monthly basis. From TNA to Anthem to Impact. Right now might be the longest we have gone without an “Impact is on the verge of closing” story for a number of years.
It’s unclear exactly what has changed in order to grant them that stability. Their top stars are still leaving for WWE and for the most part the programming is the same. They have managed to poach someone back from the pro wrestling juggernaut though and that man is Austin Aries. As soon as he returned they made him their World Champion.
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A certain WWE Hall of Famer doesn’t believe that Impact Wrestling are out of the woods yet. In fact he doesn’t seem to think they ever will be. Barry Windham, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a part of the Four Horseman, believes that it’s just a matter of time before Vince McMahon buys Impact. Windham told The Hannibal TV that he believes the WWE chairman will buy them in order to be able to use their tape library.
Younger fans might not be familiar with Windham but you will know certain members of his family. The former Tag Team Champion is the uncle of current WWE brothers Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas. Back to Impact though and while it’s not absolutely necessary their tape library would be pretty useful for WWE. Superstars like AJ Styles and Kurt Angle currently have years of work that the company can’t show in video packages because they don’t own it.
Windham isn’t the first to think that McMahon buying Impact for their tape library will happen one day. When the company formerly known as TNA looked as if it was going under there were strong rumors that WWE was an interested party. They managed to steady the ship though and for now all of that footage remains in their own vault.
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