Impact Wrestling may be looking to partner with Ring of Honor. Last week, Impact Wrestling announced on their official Twitter page that they cut their relationship with Jeff Jarrett and his Global Force Wrestling promotion. The news came shortly after the two companies announced their intentions to merge together.
Shortly after Impact made the shocking announcement, it was reported that Jarrett had checked himself into rehab and that it was being sponsored by the WWE. With this saga over, Impact Wrestling is now moving towards another working relationship with Ring of Honor, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (via Ryan Clark of eWrestlingNews.com).
Clark noted that there was originally a deal in place to have Matt and Jeff Hardy face the Young Bucks of ROH in a lengthy rivalry. Of course, the Hardys left Impact on rather bitter terms and rejoined the WWE at WrestleMania 33.
This would be huge for both companies if they began to work together. Obviously, neither promotion is anywhere close to competing with the WWE. Impact has lost a handful of their top stars, including The Hardys, AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, and others. On the other side, Ring of Honor has picked up some of WWE’s past talents, including Cody Rhodes.
With The Hardys now in WWE, it would be interesting to see what storylines the two companies come up with if they actually work together. There isn’t a whole of top-notch talent left on either roster, so it does make sense for them to find a way combine their stars in storylines/feuds.
It’s worth noting that Impact’s number one pay-per-view event, Bound for Glory, takes place this Sunday in Ottawa. They obviously need to make the most of this show, so you wonder if a number of Ring of Honor stars will invade.
We’ll surely get more updates soon in the near future to see whether or not the two companies begin working together.
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