During a recent edition of his Keepin It 100 podcast, Konnan talked at length about Impact Wrestling creating a buzz recently with Slammiversary and the company making the call to get out of Orlando for television tapings on the road.
Excerpts courtesy of PWInsider.
On Impact Wrestling executives finding a way to turn things around:
“What was amazing to me was that when the Hardy Boyz left and Jeremy Borash left, I was like, ‘Wow man, this place is gonna be f*cked’, you know what I’m saying? That’s a big loss. But they just put it all together.”
On the Impact product improving:
“The Impact Wrestling episode that was two weeks ago, I thought that show, I don’t watch all the Impact’s because I don’t have time, but I just happened to catch the one two weeks ago and I just thought it was phenomenal and I was talking to a couple of wrestlers that watch the show and they were saying the same thing, because all the video packages were good, the verbiage like you said was very realistic, the in-ring was great and you got the pay off in Slammiversary. They continued the great angles, they had the great matches. It’s really cool right now, everybody kinda knows there’s a little buzz about us. But that’s the main problem that we’ve got that studio audience. But some people may overlook that and say, ‘F*ck the audience. We like the storylines and the action.'”
On Impact leaving Orlando for TV tapings on the road:
“And the other thing that we did a great job of is we got the f*ck out of Orlando. So we’re in Toronto, then we’re going to go to New York, and the place we’re going to in New York is the same place MLW went to in Queens and you wouldn’t believe the energy in that place. It was f*cking ridiculous and we’re gonna go there now, Impact, and we’ve got a real big surprise with LAX that’s gonna go over f*cking huge in New York.”