Due to a late shakeup to the card Impact Wrestling Hard To Kill Preview learned that Moose will be replacing Alex Shelley.
The reasons Scott D’Amore gave at Impactwrestling.com was Alex Shelley informed him that there was no way he’d make it to the event, so they went with plan B.
“When we got the news from Alex there was no question what we needed to do. Extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures – I personally contacted Moose and he accepted the match immediately. I know Rich Swann in particular has his issues with Moose. but this is time to put personal issues and egos aside.
“HARD TO KILL is a huge event for IMPACT Wrestling and a historic one for professional wrestling in general. IMPACT Wrestling needs to put our best foot forward. Moose fits that bill. He is a physical specimen, a five-tool athlete, and has proven himself to be a world-class professional wrestler. Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers will have their hands even more full now when they step into the ring with IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann, IMPACT Original Chris Sabin, and the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Moose.”
He also added that Swann hadn’t yet been notified as he was on a plane, but D’Amore would meet him at the airport for a fun conversation.
Moose also said he’s fine with it because, “I played alongside plenty of guys I didn’t like in football.”
This is one of if not the most anticipated match in years as it has the potential to dramatically shift the balance of power in professional wrestling.
While we not only expect to see Omega, Swann, and the others to be at their best, but the x factor in this is Moose as he more than matches up with Doc Gallows physically.
He’ll also be challenging Swann for the Impact World Championship in the coming weeks or so.
While the popular pick to win this match is Omega and the Good Brothers, we didn’t think they’d win cleanly in Impact’s house and event before, and we’re even more sure of it now.
Chances are Moose will tag in, wreak some havoc, then demand Swann and the others carry their own weight.
Another possibility is the Young Bucks may make an appearance and cause some mischief.
Which side they’ll take is the question, but after Don Callis dissed them on AEW Dynamite, our money is on them helping the home team.
This could lead to a DQ win for Omega and company, or a tainted win for Impact, which won’t sit well with Swann or anyone else.
There’s plenty of ways this could go, and what do you think will happen? Let us know in the comments below.
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