The Forbidden Door has been blown off whatever hinges were left after IMPACT Wrestling presented their Slammiversary pay-per-view. Now a new report says an AEW star is backstage at the latest set of IMPACT tapings.
At Slammiversary talent linked to AEW, NWA, Ring Of Honor, NJPW, and AAA all appeared on the IMPACT Wrestling show. Chelsea Green who recently debuted in Ring Of Honor was revealed as fiance Matt Cardona’s surprise partner to face and defeat Brian Myers and Tenille Dashwood.
Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo also didn’t know her opponent going into the show only to find she had to defend her title against former NWA Women’s Worlds Champion, Thunder Rosa. Purrazzo was able to put away Rosa who has also appeared in AEW before being confronted by Mickie James. James told Purrazzo she wanted her to appear on James and NWA’s all-female EmPowerrr show but Purrazzo did not have much time for the former three-times Knockouts Champion.
New Japan Pro Wrestling’s FinJuice made their return to IMPACT at the event as well, taking part in an impromptu match against Shera and Madman Fulton. But that was not to be the only NJPW representation of the night.
After the main event saw IMPACT World Champion Kenny Omega retain his title against Sami Callihan, he was confronted by Bullet Club’s Jay White. The NEVER Openweight Champion made his way to the ring and stood face to face with Omega, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, and Don Callis as the pay-per-view went off the air.
Now Fightful Select has reported that a current member of the AEW roster is in attendance at the latest round of tapings for the company’s television show. The Elite Hunter Frankie Kazarian is in Nashville at the tapings and will reportedly appear on the second set of tapings.
Kazarian wrestled for TNA/IMPACT Wrestling for a short spell in the early 2000s before having a long run with the company from 2006 until 2014. During his time in the company, he became a five-time X Division Champion as well as holding tag team gold on three occasions, including twice with SCU partner Christopher Daniels.