WrestlingInc.com is reporting that Impact Wrestling has hired former WWE personality Don Callis as one of their new Executive Vice Presidents. They also hired Scott D'Amore, formerly of TNA and Global Force.
Impact is going with a trio of Executive Vice Presidents in order to replace Jeff Jarrett.
Callis has been working as a commentator for New Japan Wrestling and will continue to do so, despite his new job with Impact.
Here's a portion of the press release from Impact Wrestling:
Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions LLC, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp.and parent company of IMPACT Wrestling, announced today that Don Callis and Scott D'Amore have joined the company as Executive Vice Presidents. Reporting to Ed Nordholm, President of the Company, they will form a 3-member Executive Committee with overall responsibility for developing the creative direction for the Company and managing the execution of the Company's business plan.
Callis has been working in the wrestling industry for the past 15 years. He's written, performed and commentated for companies like WWF, ECW and TNA.
With Callis still working as a commentator for New Japan Wrestling, it will be interesting to see if their end up being any conflicts with his new role with Impact. I wonder if NJPW will end up deciding to move on from him if his new job becomes a distraction.
I can't imagine that being an Executive Vice President won't take a lot of energy out of Callis.
Callis worked for WWF (now the WWE) from 1996-1999. He ended up getting a tryout match, but was hired as a manager. During his debut he was known as "The Jackal" and was a part of a group called "The Truth Commission"
Callis took a break and ended up retiring from wrestling in 2004 and just came back in 2017 to work for New Japan Wrestling.
Both Callis and D'Amore are from Canada. This could be one reason why Impact, which is based in Canada, brought them on board.
In the past, Callis has indicated that he has an interest in Canadian politics and he actually worked as a Media Relations Specialist for the House of Commons of Canada over 20 years ago. He also got his masters degree in 2003. He clearly has plans for a career beyond the wrestling ring.
Feel free to comment below and give us your thoughts on Callis landing a high level job with Impact Wrestling. Do you think it will work out for him and he'll help Impact?