To say that Slammiversary delivered on all fronts would be putting it quite mildly. Many returns were seen on Impact’s most popular show of the year, and most heralded, and the action being delivered to the fans certainly didn’t disappoint. We’ve already reported on the winnings and losings, but a debut of a pretty young and promising talent perhaps stole the show in some regards.
Jay White debuts
In the end, the show was a success, yes, every match delivering on all fronts, but perhaps the emergence of Jay White left many people talking after the fact, and all weekend long.
Cultaholic.com wrote that his return was actually a highly under-the-radar secret—this information based on a report from Fightful Select. Apparently not all those that work backstage knew of his return, so it was a surprise to many, as well as the fans.
Jay White is a NJPW star and Ring Of Honor competitor who has made quite the name for himself since his start in the business in 2013. He was part of the Bullet Club faction—was in fact the Bullet Club leader from 2018 until now, as is reported by Wikipedia—the club having a rather dominant presence in the world of professional wrestling, its members now spread out over all major promotions in the business.
It was actually some of his old mates that he had a confrontation with at Slammiversary…Omega, Gallows and Anderson.
It will be interesting to see where this goes, and will he eventually be making the transition through the forbidden door, as so many others have already?
Kazarian appears at Impact tapings
Frankie Kazarian has been pretty busy since he and Christopher Daniels were defeated by the Young Bucks on an episode of AEW Dynamite. It has been from that point on that he is on a mission to destroy the Bucks any chance he gets.
But it seems that he’s about to get a tad busier, as it has been reported by EWrestling News via a report by Fightful, that he has been seen at tapings for Impact this past Sunday. They also went on to say that he is scheduled to be there again this week for the other tapings the company has scheduled.
Kazarian is no stranger to the company, as he wrestled for TNA/Impact for many years.
The forbidden door is getting wider and wider
It seems that Khan’s Forbidden Door is starting to look rather welcoming to pass through for many members of the NJPW, AEW and Impact roster. The rumor mill can only spin faster from here, folks, so stay tuned as there can only be bigger surprises, hence returns and debuts that’ll knock your respective socks on from this point on.
As always, we’ll keep you posted.