I wonder if he still loves groceries. With less than two weeks to go before “Slammiversary 2017”, it would make sense to hear from people who have been around since the beginning. While those are becoming fewer and farther between, there are still some names who can offer a very old school perspective. One such name is Abyss, who was on the first weekly NWA-TNA Pay Per View and will be appearing at “Slammiversary 2017” as Joseph Park.

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Abyss was recently interviewed by “Main Event Radio” for a look back at his career in Impact Wrestling and what it means for him to still be around. The interview covers various moments from his time with the company as well as his opinion on Dixie Carter, who is still with the company but in a position with almost no power. Here are some highlights:

On Teaming with Hulk Hogan to Face Ric Flair and AJ Styles

“That was a big honor. One of those times where I had to pinch myself for a second. Being in the ring with two of the all-time legends of the business in Hulk [Hogan] and Ric [Flair] and one of the future legends in AJ Styles.”

On Joseph Park Returning at “Slammiversary 2017”

“Joseph Park is a good guy. He’s a clumsy guy but he holds a special place in my heart for sure. It is an odd match-up. I’m excited to team with probably my best friend in the wrestling business in Jeremy Borash. I’ve known him for a long time, since 1999, and we have a dear friendship. Scott Steiner is Scott Steiner. We may be in over our heads. It’ll be an entertaining spectacle as long as we can stay out of the clinches of one Scott Steiner. One of the most unique performers ever and he has the gift of gab. He’s an angry man. We’re going to do our best and hopefully get it together in these next few weeks and be ready for July 2nd.”

And on Dixie Carter Potentially Going Into the Hall of Fame

“I truly believe that she deserving to go in the Hall of Fame. She ran a company for 15 years and established its history. Gave us all a platform to become an international company, the merchandising, action figures, the SpikeTV deal…all that stuff was under her watch. I know she takes a beating in the media but they don’t know all the work she put in and the passion that she had.”

You can listen to the full interview here.

Opinion: I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to say that the Carter comments are the most interesting things that was said. As bad as Carter was for the company, it is kind of hard to imagine her not being in the Hall of Fame. While I wouldn’t want to hear her induction speech with all of the spin involved, she does deserve the honor, if nothing else due to all the time she spent with the company.

Do you think Carter belongs in the Hall of Fame? Who do you think Impact Wrestling will put in the Hall of Fame this year? Let us know in the comments below.


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