Ospreays Gives Impact Wrestling Credit, Where it's Due!
The United Empire founder had nothing but praise for Impact Wrestling recently. Get the details below!
It's no secret that TNA/Impact Wrestling has seen its fair share of hard times. TNA hit a stride when it focused on grapplers such as AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle and Christopher Daniels. However where they saw a chance at legitimacy and providing mainstream competition to the industry with the hiring of Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, it was in fact the beginning of what many thought was the end. TNA changed over the years and eventually became Impact Wrestling.
The fans worldwide were just waiting for the guillotine to drop over the promotions neck and end its suffering. But a strange thing happened, Impact Wrestling weathered the storm. They turned their focus to the younger and hungry talent they had and they started to rebuild. With a change in leadership came a change of pace and production. From there Impact Wrestling not only survived but they became an alternative just like they wanted all those years prior, it just turned out they took the wrong turn at Albuquerque, right Bugs?
Impact Wrestling's survival is a tale of redemption and what happens when a promotion dials back the over the sports entertainment style it was trying to emulate and goes back to basics. Since then Impact Wrestling has done a steller job at showcasing some great talent and bringing something unique back to the world of professional wrestling... and it seems that not only the fans have noticed.
NJPW's own Will Ospreay has noticed and recently took to Twitter to share his feelings and thoughts about Impact Wrestling Second Rennaisance.
Man it should be shouted out when it’s positive. But I remember when people were kinda giving up on Impact wrestling.— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) May 17, 2022
It’s actually dead cool to see them weather that storm & come out the other side.
Got a sick roster, sick womens division, sick tag division.
Just nailing it
The pro wrestling world is a very competitive and at times ego driven industry, so when a major star from a competiting promotion deals out praise for one's efforts its great to see instead of the usual mudslinging.
What do you think? Is Ospreay correct in his thoughts about Impact Wrestling unwillingness to die?
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