IMPACT Wrestling may be set to get back on the roads outside of the United States if Scott D’Amore gets his way!
A return to Canada and the United Kingdom may be on the way for IMPACT Wrestling, says Scott D’Amore, IMPACT Executive Vice President.
The Anthem-helmed promotion hasn’t promoted an event outside of the United States since late 2019, with a set of television tapings in Canada – specifically, Windsor and Mississauga. These tapings included Sami Callihan capturing the IMPACT World Championship from Brian Cage, and the debut of the company’s IPWF spinoff.
Speaking exclusively with PWInsider’s Mike Johnson, Scott D’Amore stated how hopeful he is for IMPACT to be able to return to both Canada and the UK in 2023 as the world opens back up following the pandemic:
“Absolutely. You know, Anthem has a beautiful flagship office right in downtown Toronto. You know, obviously, I’m born and raised and still reside in Windsor, Ontario. You know, we love our Canadian roots. We have a great passionate fan base here. We have a great, passionate following here that follows us on Fite TV, follows us on Game TV, and follows us through all the other platforms and do we want to return? Absolutely.
I think one of the biggest steps was the fact that you know, just as of this past weekend, Canada’s finally lifted a lot of the requirements that could potentially be problematic for coming into the country. So those have been lifted and we look forward to in 2023, seeing a return to Canada and seeing a return to the UK. It’s time for us to get back out there and get to our fans around the world.”
While IMPACT was based in Canada for a few years at one point, its tours of the United Kingdom are renowned for having some of the most diehard IMPACT audiences. Their last tour was in 2016, with stops in London, Manchester, and Birmingham, and outside of a 2018 return as part of Wrestling MediaCon, they’re yet to return for anything similar.
IMPACT Wrestling is currently gearing up for its biggest pay-per-view of the year, Bound For Glory. Taking place on Friday, 7 October from Albany, New York, the event will be headlined by Josh Alexander vs. Eddie Edwards for the former’s World Championship.