Impact Wrestling Hires New Senior Executive Team, Matt Hardy Claims ‘Woken Era’ Has Arrived

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Impact Wrestling has announced a new Senior Executive team with both Scott D’Amore and Don Callis being hired as new Executive Vice Presidents of the company.

D’Amore has been working closely with Impact’s Ed Nordholm over the past few months and has effectively taken up the role that Jeff Jarrett was performing in the company.

Callis will be continuing his role as the commentator for New Japan Pro Wrestling for the upcoming future, but it is not known if that will be a long-term situation.

Below is the full press release from Impact:

“IMPACT Wrestling Hires Senior Executive Team

TORONTO – Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions LLC, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp.and parent company of IMPACT Wrestling, announced today that Don Callis and Scott D’Amore have joined the company as Executive Vice Presidents. Reporting to Ed Nordholm, President of the Company, they will form a 3-member Executive Committee with overall responsibility for developing the creative direction for the Company and managing the execution of the Company’s business plan.

Don Callis has built a critically acclaimed 15-year career in the wrestling business as a performer, color commentator and writer for WWF, ECW and TNA. After retiring from wrestling in 2004, he obtained an MBA and established another successful career in international business. Callis recently returned to the world he loves and is now the color commentator for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (a role that he will retain) and co-hosts the hit podcast “Killing the Town” on The Jericho Network.

Scott D’Amore has held just about every position in the wrestling industry, including performer, trainer, promoter, writer and producer. D’Amore is an IMPACT Wrestling original, having been with the company from its early days in the Asylum until his departure in 2010. In his time away from the organization, D’Amore applied his entrepreneurial spirit to transform The D’Amore Group from a family-run construction company into a multi-faceted real estate development company. He has kept his hand in the industry, running Border City Wrestling in Windsor in collaboration with the Entertainment Technology program at St. Clair College. He also owns and operates Can-Am Wrestling, a successful professional wrestling training facility that has produced numerous top talents in the wrestling industry today.

”I am excited that Don and Scott have made this commitment to the Company,” said Ed Nordholm, president of Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC. “The 50 years of experience and success in the wrestling industry brought by Don and Scott, combined with the global media, marketing, sales and financial expertise of Anthem, provide the management depth and expertise that will propel IMPACT Wrestling to greater success as we continue to expand our footprint, embrace digital opportunities and grow the brand.”

For more information, visit www.impactwrestling.com.”

Matt Hardy Claims Woken Era Has Arrived

Matt Hardy debuted his Woken character on WWE Raw this week, claiming he will delete Bray Wyatt. The segment was met incredibly well by fans and Hardy has continued his change on social media, claiming that the Woken Era has arrived.

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