Backstage speculation on the political arrangement between AEW and Impact Wrestling
It’s a little complicated. While WWE and AEW are the dominant forces in professional wrestling, there are certainly other promotions in the industry that deserve some attention. This includes various companies that have national TV deals, which means they have their own clout. Turns out you got to see it on TV this week, even if you didn’t realize it at the time.
This week’s edition of AEW Dynamite featured a match between AEW’s Wardlow and Impact Wrestling’s William Morrissey, with Wardlow picking up the win with a powerbomb. According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the match’s ending was likely political, as Wardlow primarily used multiple powerbombs to defeat the wrestlers. The idea is that Impact Wrestling allowed Morrissey to appear and lose, but only with Wardlow not knocking him down. Meltzer clarified that he was not told this and that he was speculating. There’s no suggestion that Morrissey is an AEW regular.
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that can be quite interesting because we often don’t have an idea of the moves and the agreements that are made to set up a match. This was the case here because you had two promotions working together and it helped a wrestler recover the way the original company wanted. I don’t know if Morrissey will be back in AEW for long, but it might be interesting to see how such a move might pan out.
What did you think of the game? Do you want to see Morrissey return to AEW? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling critic since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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