Former WWE Star Konnor Makes Surprise IMPACT Debut


Former WWE Superstar Konnor made a surprise debut for IMPACT Wrestling on Thursday evening, facing Josh Alexander.

Big Kon, former Konnor of WWE’s The Ascension, shockingly debuted on Thursday’s broadcast of IMPACT Wrestling, confronting Josh Alexander at the top of the show. He lost in about a minute after submitting to the Ankle Lock.

The former NXT Tag Team Champion had initially entered the IMPACT Zone in the midst of Alexander demanding a World Championship opportunity post-No Surrender, similar to what Charlie Haas had done a few weeks ago.

This match marked the first mainstream wrestling appearance for Konnor since the 12 April 2019 broadcast of WWE Main Event, where he and Ascension partner Viktor were felled by Heavy Machinery. He would be released that December, ending his WWE journey after nearly a decade.

Though he initially had a two-year stint in WWE developmental in the mid-2000s, the real-life Ryan Parmeter never made it to “proper” WWE programming until appearing on the fourth season of NXT, then under the alias of Conor O’Brian. It wasn’t until NXT transitioned into WWE’s developmental territory that Konnor found success, enjoying a record 364-day reign as NXT Tag Team Champion with Viktor, though their time on the main roster is best left unspoken.

There’s currently no word on if Konnor will be brought into IMPACT more regularly, though he did wrestle a match with Eddie Edwards at the latest IMPACT tapings.