Booker T: “IMPACT Wrestling Is Perhaps Back In The Wrestling Game Real Soon”
During his “Hall Of Fame” podcast with Brad Gilmore, Booker T talked about IMPACT Wrestling teasing recent WWE releases in their Slammiversary promo.
“IMPACT Wrestling is perhaps maybe back in the wrestling game real soon. Maybe they’re getting ready to make a play because I was just thinking with all the acquisitions out there right now. The video, Slammiversary getting ready to kick off, Eric Young was part of it, Mike and Maria Bennett, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, Drake Maverick was in it, EC3 was in that thing also, Curt Hawkins was in there as well. Like I said, there’s a lot of other guys out there that’s independent right now, contractors that’s free agents that’s looking to get picked up. I’m wondering is this now a time for IMPACT Wrestling to explode again and get back in the game?”
“Think about it. You gotta think about it. You gotta think somebody is going to show up. Look man, you gotta think Anthem. Anthem been doing a lot of big major moves, a lot of money moves. I’m sure they’re saying, “Hey man, this is the time to get back in the game. There’s guys out there like Rusev right now, we got guys out there like Heath Slater, Erick Rowan, Kassius Ohno. It’s a lot of big guys out there that we can pick up that can put a lot of behinds in the seats.” And I really think right now is the perfect time for IMPACT to pull the trigger to get back in the game. I’m serious man.”
Drake Maverick recently signed a new deal with WWE so he won’t be appearing at Slammiversary. WWE has made offers to bring back some released wrestlers but the offers have been for less money than they were making before so it’s possible that several ex-WWE stars could appear at the Slammiversary pay-per-view. One former WWE star is already playing into the rumors and hinting that he may be the mystery man in the Slammiversay commercial.