Impact Wrestling’s Chris Bey has spoken of his love for the company and his willingness to step in the ring with anyone from All Elite Wrestling, should the opportunity arise.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Bey was asked about the possibility of wrestling current AEW Champion Kenny Omega, who has seemingly invaded Impact Wrestling in recent weeks.
Of a potential outing against The Cleaner, Bey had the following to say:
If we wrestle, I’ll be wearing the IMPACT flag when we do. I’ll test my skills against anyone from AEW. They can all learn a lesson from me in the art of finesse.
This isn’t the first time Bey has been mentioned in the same breath as AEW, however.
Prior to his signing with Impact in Febaury 2020, AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes had spoken of his admiration for the future X Division Champion:
I’ve been doing a deep-dive on YouTube, on a guy named Chris Bey. He’s a prime example of somebody who could potentially be good for our singles division. We haven’t spoken to him or anything of that nature, but I’m sure this call will have some sort of… he’ll hear about it in some capacity
That Bey signed with Impact shortly thereafter potentially sets the table for a future clash with members of the All Elite roster down the line.
Speaking more broadly of his time in Impact, ‘The Ultimate Finesser’ was grateful for the opportunity to grow alongside some of the industry’s best wrestlers:
I have been given a chance in IMPACT to work with the best. I want to be the best, so that means I have to constantly evolve. I love what I do, so when I get into the ring with guys like Willie Mack, Eddie Edwards, Rohit or TJP, I’m also learning from their style. They’re teaching me how to grow as a performer.
I want to keep growing. I don’t think I’m the best in the world, but right now, I’m the best version of myself. I have the ability to be better tomorrow, and then better than that the day after. Over time, I want people to think of Chris Bey when they think of wrestling.
I never got into this business to become famous, I am here to give people the same feeling that wrestling gave me. Watching is how I escaped from my reality, and I want to give that back. That’s my purpose in this world.
I wouldn’t be where I am today without wrestling, so it’s very important to give that energy right back. I want to reach out, connect, and respond to everybody. I want to motivate people to go chase their dreams.
In another inter-promotional outing, Bey recently competed for New Japan Pro Wrestling as part of their annual Super J Cup tournament, making it to the semi-finals before bowing out to former WWE star ACH.
With thanks to Fightful for the interview transcript.