New Impact Wrestling executive vice president Scott D’Amore promised major changes in order to revive the company. For starters, they’ve bid farewell to top stars in EC3, Bobby Lashley and James Storm, among others.
But while losing top talents has hurt the company, they were able to pick up Alberto Del Rio (Alberto Del Patron).
Now, PWInsider is reporting that former WCW and WWE superstar Scott Steiner was present at the latest tapings, and that he will return to Impact television programming. Tommy Dreamer was also backstage, and is apparently going to be appearing on their tapings as well.
If both Steiner and Dreamer will be competing as regulars, then these are two massive pickups for Impact Wrestling. Anthem Sports & Entertainment may not fully offset the losses of Lashley and EC3, but adding two veterans and long-time fan favorites will help.
Steiner is best remembered for his work in WCW, where he briefly worked for the iconic New World Order faction and being one-half of the “Steiner Brothers” tag team, along side Rick.
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During his time in WCW, Steiner won the World Heavyweight Championship once, plus a pair of United States titles. But he also became infamous for troubles with the law, and running a shoot promo where he insulted Ric Flair and WCW’s direction.
Steiner returned to the WWE in 2002, working there for three years. He then worked for TNA from 2006-10, joining Kurt Angle‘s Main Event Mafia stable. Big Poppa Pump has since alternated between Impact Wrestling and the independent circuit.
As for Dreamer, he’s best remembered for his hardcore matches in the ECW Brand. He’s made sporadic appearances for the WWE over the last couple of years. It should be noted that he worked in TNA from 2013-15, but was fired after engaging in a confrontation with company officials.
We’ll see if Impact Wrestling has any more major changes to their roster in store, but Steiner and Dreamer are good starting points.
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