Impact Wrestling is slowly but surely becoming one of the best wrestling promotions around again. Their shows are consistently packed with high quality wrestling, have great character work, and in 2020 only lacked a crowd to feed into the action. Their future remains bright, especially as they’ve been able to re-sign Sami Callihan for another two years.
Callihan let everyone know this right on Twitter, saying the following. “Today marks when I WOULD have been a FREE AGENT. I just RE-SIGNED withImpact Wrestling. 2 years for BIG money. I got other offers…but I don’t give a damn. This is MY company. I made this company. I will be champion again in 2021.”
Sami Callihan For Those Who Don’t Know Him
Callihan for those unfamiliar, is one time Impact World Champion, and has been one of their major players since his debut in late 2017. In 2018, he won Match of The Year with a match against Pentagon Jr at Slammiversary, and moment of the year for breaking the face of Eddie Edwards with a baseball bat. Then in 2019, he again won Match of the Year for a bout with Tessa Blanchard at Slammiversary, and moment of the year for winning the Impact World Championship on their AXS TV debut.
He wasn’t as active in 2020, but remained one of the best in the company, bringing excitement whenever he showed up. Recently, he’s been the tag team partner of the legendary Ken Shamrock, after they feuded earlier this year. Needless to say, he’s become one of the cornerstones of the company, and someone they are likely to build around in the coming years.
A Big Fish In A Small Pond
While Callihan has the skills to thrive in a larger company such as AEW or WWE, his unique look and odd personality would likely slow his rise. Hell, his time in NXT as Solomon Crowe is looked back on poorly by most fans, and he’s worked hard to shed that stigma over time. In Impact Wrestling, he is able to remain one of their top players consistently, while he might fall into the midcard or lower elsewhere.
This was a very smart move from both parties due to this. Impact Wrestling & Sami Callihan simply work perfectly together, and I can’t wait to see what the next two years bring to both of them. Do you think Sami Callihan will regain the Impact World Championship in 2021? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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