This one is going to be short. Joe already beat me to the punch with the column about February 2nd’s edition of Impact Wrestling, and how a change is definitely needed.
I watched that episode of Impact Friday night after work. And from the moment Robert Roode and Bully Ray entered the ring, I noticed that something felt different.
This “different” feeling carried on right throughout the show. In every match. In every segment. Even the segments that I wasn’t just that interested in. I felt it.
It was more than just the crowd. It was more than just the energy. It was more than just wrestlers putting on peak performances for their matches because they were feeding off of the crowd and the energy. It might have even been greater than the sum of all its parts.
This… this felt like what wrestling used to feel like back in the day. I can’t even fully describe what that feeling was/is… something about the hype, the matches, the energy…
This is clearly Impact Wrestling’s next big step. The Impact Zone has more than ran out its welcome, but I don’t even see how you can go back to the Impact Zone after last night. I understand that for some of the wrestlers, the easier travel schedule was one of the appealing items when it came to signing with Impact, but when Hogan had that segment about Impact Wrestling being | | this close to breaking new barriers and becoming bigger than ever before, I believed it. I believe it.
Impact Wrestling needs more on the road tapings to make itself bigger and better.
Impact Wrestling needs to find a new “Impact Zone” to appeal to the talent that’s here for the easier schedule.
And I don’t really have much else to say about this except… it’s time to cross the line.