Formed in November 2020 when Joe Doering aligned with Eric Young, Violent By Design has since dominated IMPACT Wrestling, with Deaner and Rhino – the latter being a former member – also joining the ranks of VBD. Now with just Deaner by his side amidst Doering undergoing treatment for cancer, ‘The World Class Maniac’ has added depth to his stable.
Per reports coming out of the IMPACT Wrestling television tapings in Las Vegas, Alan Angels and Konnor have joined the group. It’s said that Angels, formerly of All Elite Wrestling, joined the Eric Young-helmed group on night one of the tapings, aiding Young and Deaner in beating down Sami Callihan.
As for Konnor, who now goes by the name of Big Kon, PWInsider reports that he’s been added to the full-time roster, though it doesn’t appear he’s officially joined Violent By Design yet. It’s possible his association to the group comes by way of a backstage vignette or he’ll join at a later date, perhaps at Over Drive on November 18th.
IMPACT Wrestling’s Roster Changes In 2022
The addition of Alan Angels and Konnor to the full-time IMPACT roster comes after both made their debuts earlier in the year. Konnor faced Josh Alexander and Eddie Edwards on separate IMPACT Wrestling and Before The IMPACT broadcasts, respectively, while Angels faced Mike Bailey.
They’re the latest stars to be snapped up by IMPACT management in 2022, with the likes of Joe Hendry, Gisele Shaw, and Honor No More all coming in throughout the year. Both Masha Slamovich and ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey also made their official debuts this year, though they were reported as having signed in 2021.
Since taking over as Executive Vice President of the Anthem-helmed promotion in 2018, Scott D’Amore – and formerly Don Callis – has brought in a plethora of talent to the Anthem-helmed promotion. Of those who have since moved on, The Lucha Bros and Proud’n’Powerful were among the most popular, headlining the 2019 Rebellion pay-per-view.