Call it a backup plan. The wrestling business is constantly changing on a nearly daily basis and wrestling companies have to find a way to deal with those situations. That can be harder than it seems as you might not know who is going to be on a show months from now, meaning their stories may need to be wrapped up sooner rather than later. One wrestling company is thinking through that in advance.
There are very few wrestling companies which can present live wrestling every week or even close to it for that matter. It is an expensive operation to make work and sometimes the best thing that can be done is to tape several weeks of content over a few days. One of the higher profile wrestling companies in the world today is trying just that, but they are taking an extra caution this time around.
According to Fightful Select, Impact Wrestling has taped multiple endings for various matches, including celebrations after the matches are over. The idea is to not have people appearing on the show if they have left the company in between the show being taped and it airing on television. Multiple names are expected to be leaving the company near the end of the year, with Ethan Page being one of the few whose contract is coming up, though he, and the rest of the names coming up, could re-sign with the company.
There have been some big things going on as of late. Check out what Impact Wrestling has been up to:
Opinion: That’s certainly a creative way to go and I’m curious to see how well it works out for Impact Wrestling. I get the idea that they are going for, but at the same time, I’m not sure how much difference it is going to make if someone leaves the company one day and is shown in a quick segment a few weeks later. Apparently Impact Wrestling thinks it matters enough, but it seems to be a bit of overkill to solve an issue.
What do you think of the idea? Who will leave the company soon? 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!