That’s going to make for some interesting time. There are not many ways for wrestling companies to keep going at the moment, but one of the best ways seems to be running marathon taping sessions. The idea is rather simple: tape a bunch of stuff in advance so you have as much content as you need for the next several weeks if not months. Some companies are doing that, but one show is going to look a little weird for the time being.
While WWE and AEW have gotten most of the attention in the wrestling world as of late, there are some other companies still running events, even if they might not be on the same stage. That is the case with Impact Wrestling, which is the latest company trying its hand at the marathon taping idea. However, things are not going to go as they have been in recent weeks.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, neither Impact Wrestling World Champion Tessa Blanchard nor Tag Team Champions the North were present at the company’s recent tapings. Blanchard chose not to come while the North was unable to travel from Canada to the tapings. There is no word on what this will mean for the titles, as the tapings will include television through the middle of July.
This could be a big change. Check out the champs in action:
Opinion: I’m not sure what this is going to mean for the titles but you can’t leave the titles undefended for three months. That isn’t going to work for anyone in any company and it is clear that something is going to have to be done about the titles. Hopefully they come up with something logical, but it is a shame given how the title reigns have gone so far. They should get back into the title scene as soon as possible, but dang this is a big hit for Impact.
Which of the champions is a bigger loss? What will happen to the titles? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!