Callihan feels he played a role in helping bring new life to IMPACT.
Dating back to 2017, Sami Callihan has been a part of IMPACT Wrestling. In late September 2023, he finished up with the company as they could not come to terms on a new deal.
Throughout his run in IMPACT, Callihan was on the receiving end of multiple year end awards and became World Champion. Cultaholic Wrestling caught up with Callihan for an interview and he explained to the outlet why he believes he’s one of the people who helped save IMPACT.
People can talk about matches or world championships. I talk about being one of the people, I feel like I was part of the reason IMPACT Wrestling got saved. IMPACT Wrestling was in a terrible position with the old regime. The new regime came in with Scott D’Amore and Don Callis and all those guys and I always said, I’ve said this in interviews before but, having a world championship or match of the year or wrestler of the year, moment of the year which I won all of them, my résumé is great. But having on my résumé, like, yo, when people look back at this 10, 20, 30 years from now, they’re gonna say, yo, Sami Callihan was one of the people that helped save IMPACT Wrestling. I truly believe that.
On the 10/12 IMPACT on AXS, Callihan and Rich Swann are challenging The Rascalz (Trey Miguel & Zachary Wentz) for the IMPACT World Tag Team Championships.
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