Anthem President Ed Nordholm led a backstage assembly and gave a speech to the wrestlers before final night time’s Impact Wrestling TV tapings in Nashville, based on PWInsider. The speech was stated to be very optimistic.
Nordholm reportedly stated the corporate achieved what they got down to do in 2018. He stated 2017 was a “studying year” for Impact following the Anthem takeover, however 2018 was about getting them in place for the future. Nordholm added that everybody is optimistic an enthusiastic for what it coming for the firm in 2019.
Nordholm additionally stated Impact will proceed to be an enormous a part of The Fight Network, which Anthem additionally owns. He touted the expansion of the community internationally. Regarding Impact transferring to the Pursuit channel this coming Friday night time, Nordholm stated one of many causes Anthem took Impact over was in order that they could have it to make use of with their very own property. Anthem additionally owns a minority stake in Pursuit.
The roster was allowed to ask Nordholm questions through the assembly and one needed to do with the rumors on Anthem presumably being keen on promoting Impact final year. Nordholm assured everybody that this isn’t the case, and that they shouldn’t be apprehensive about something like a sale of the corporate.
Impact introduced Scott Steiner again for final night time’s tapings in Nashville as a bonus for Friday’s Pursuit debut. This was finished just for these tapings and was not the start of a brand new Impact storyline for Steiner, however the door does remain open for extra work down the road.