IMPACT Star Johnny Swinger Signs Contract Extension.

IMPACT Star Johnny Swinger Signs Contract Extension.
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IMPACT Star Johnny Swinger has extended his contract with the company. 

Swinger returned to IMPACT Wrestling in 2019 and became a main stay in the X-Division scene competing for the X-Division title on a couple of occasions. Swinger is well known for his ''Hollywood'' gimmick and vintage style as well as attitude and will continue running with that well into 2023. 

Speaking on the Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore podcast, Swinger confirmed he signed a new deal with IMPACT which will see him stay throughout 2023. Swinger spoke about the call he got from Scott D'Amore the Executive Vice President of IMPACT wrestling which would lead to his eventual return. 

Here's what he said below: 

“Brother, I’m telling you man and he [Scott D’Amore] said to me, he called me on fourth of July 2019, I was out by the pool so that’s why I remember — he didn’t call me, he sent me a text, said, ‘I got an idea for you in IMPACT, it’ll be fun and easy’ and my response was, ‘When do I start?’ I didn’t ask what it was, I didn’t care because I knew that he knows what to do with me so I’ll just trust in that so it was three weeks after that before he told me what I was finally doing and when I talked to him, he goes, ‘We’ll either get three months out of this or we’ll get three years out of it,’ and you know, obviously he’s still happy with it,”

he continues on....

“They’re offering me another year and there’s a lot of people — I started thinking about all the people I’ve worked with there over the last three years that aren’t around anymore that were really big time talent so, you know, I was just in awe of Ken Shamrock when I first came in, because I never really knew him before that but I got to kind of be friendly with him, really cool guy and I was thinking, you know, after a year-and-a-half, he was gone and I’m still here three years — that makes me feel good that I’m a pliable character that you just cameo into something and you have a good idea and it’s like boom, it’s an easy, simple thing and everybody gets it. I’m just grateful for the chance to come back on a TV level and do this character which it’s not really a character. It’s just what I am and what I’ve seen and I add a lot of color to it and I watch a lot of people.”

Swinger was featured on before the IMPACT, as well as competing at the Bound For Glory PPV in which he competed in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet match.