After being released by the WWE in February, Steve Macklin (formerly Steve Cutler) waited out his 90 day non-compete clause and appeared on Impact Wrestling June 3 in a vignette for his new character.
His new character appeared in what started off brining back memories of last year’s Slammiversay commercial and showed him sitting back and enjoying a drink, albeit he was pretty intense.
It was a great way to get people talking about him arriving in Impact Wrestling, and it has many saying this is how new characters need to be introduced.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 4, 2021
As we’ve become accustomed to, Impact Wrestling gives us awesome vignettes to introduce new characters, but what is Steve Macklin’s new persona?
Edgier than before
Many of us know him from his days in the WWE as part of the Forgotten Sons, and then as a Knight of the Lone Wolf with King Corbin.
So, this is a chance for him to give us his personal vision of his character, and it’s a topic that was brought up in a Q & A with fans on Deonna Purrazzo’s Instagram stories.
She was asked was asked how long Macklin had his current character in mind.
She answered that he’s been working on this one for a long time but he’s never had the chance to really work it until now.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 11, 2021
In last week’s pre recorded promo, he explained that we haven’t seen what he has, or done what he did in a selfless manner to help his brothers.
He issued to what seems to be an open challenge to the Impact Wrestling roster when he said, “Either you will meet Mr. Mayhem, or I will.”
Given we learned what Mr. Mayhem refers to from watching Sons of Anarchy, it could have a different meaning to him and we’re curious how different it will be if there is any.
And since his intensity was through the roof, it’s going to be awesome to see what he has in store for his first in ring opponent, whoever it may be.
He retweeted a list of wrestlers and said the entire roster is his target.
— Steve Maclin (@SteveMaclin) June 11, 2021
If we’re going by that list, we’d go with Matt Cardona or James Storm as being tops on his list mainly because they’re not involved in feuds at the moment, though Brian Myers may disagree, and they’re both former WWE wrestlers.
We expect him to want to show others what he went through and what those events made him into as he’ll push them to the limits of what they’re accustomed to dealing with and more.
It’s going to be so much fun to see Steve Macklin in action on this Thursday, but who do you think he’ll face? Let us know in the comments below.
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