Former IMPACT Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion, Sami Callihan, has announced that he has signed a new deal with the promotion.
Set to become a free agent at the turn of 2020, the anarchic talent pledged his future to IMPACT Wrestling at the eleventh hour by signing a two-year deal which the star stated was for a large amount of money.
Taking to Twitter in order to announce the news, Callihan wrote:
“Today marks when I WOULD have been a FREE AGENT. I just RE-SIGNED with @IMPACTWRESTLING, 2 years for BIG money. I got other offers…but I don’t give a damn. This is MY company. I made this company. I will be champion again in 2021. #TheDRAW.”
Today marks when I WOULD have been a FREE AGENT.
I just RE-SIGNED with @IMPACTWRESTLING, 2 years for BIG money.
I got other offers…but I don’t give a damn.
This is MY company.
I made this company.
— ₮ⱧɆ ĐⱤ₳₩ (@TheSamiCallihan) January 1, 2021
After fielding offers from larger promotions, it stands to reason that Callihan’s new offer includes the promise of a second reign as IMPACT Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion to keep him as part of the roster.
The news comes after Mike Johnson of PWInsider confirmed on December 11, 2020, that the brutal act was expected to re-sign after penning his last deal in October 2018.
The signing will come as a relief to both IMPACT and their loyal fanbase. Following the loss of The Rascalz to WWE and NXT, keeping a name the caliber of Callihan is a massive statement of intent.
Recently, Callihan has waged a war against current IMPACT Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion, Rich Swann. After teaming with Eric Yong to down Swann and Eddie Edwards on November 11, he failed to dethrone the champion at the company’s Turning Point event eleven days later.