Chris Jericho may be working with New Japan Pro Wrestling right now, but he also leant a helping hand to Impact Wrestling recently too.
Impact Wrestling is the promotion that just downright refuses to die. The company was formed shortly after WCW folded in 2001 with the idea being that they could eventually be the new competition to WWE. That hasn’t panned, out of course, and for the last couple of years, it has felt like the company has either encountered a new problem or undergone new leadership.
The latest management change happened very recently with Scott D’Amore and Don Callis being brought into the fold. The two of them took up Executive Vice President roles and will report to the promotion’s president, Ed Nordholm. Those among you who watch NJPW will likely know Callis as he is currently a color commentator in Japan. He’s the guy who took a codebreaker from Chris Jericho towards the end of his beat down on Kenny Omega.
Speaking of Y2J, according to The Ayatollah of RocknRolla he is one of the main reasons that Scott and Don have landed executive positions with Impact. The two of them were guests on Talk Is Jericho last week and Jericho discussed a call he made to the company recommending that they hire Callis and Amore. “If you really want to do something and roll with it and be at a place where people are excited about then you have to go in this direction, and these guys are the guys to do it with,” Jericho explained to the powers-that-be at Impact.
Despite Jericho never actually competing for Impact Wrestling, clearly, the higher-ups at the company value his recommendation as Callis and Amore are now a part of their team. They would be silly to ignore Jericho as there aren’t many in the business right now who are smarter than Y2J. Callis and Amore may be friends of Y2J but he wouldn’t stake his name on someone he didn’t think could do a great job.
So once again, there have been managerial changes backstage at Impact Wrestling. As touched upon previously in this article it’s nothing new and the company as a whole is pretty much just one big revolving door at this point. Hopefully, two guys with the backing of Chris Jericho will bring some stability to the company and do some good while working for Impact.
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