Sami Callihan: IMPACT Wrestling Did 'COVID-19 Wrestling' Better Than Any Other Promotion
Callihan is thrilled with how IMPACT has performed in the last year
Sami Callihan has explained why he believes IMPACT Wrestling consistently put on the best wrestling product throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.
IMPACT, like other major wrestling promotions, continued to produce weekly television over the last year throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The company bulk-taped episodes without fans in attendance from Skyway Studios and have been praised for the consistency and quality in their shows over the last 12 months or so.
Callihan truly feels that IMPACT put their best foot forward during the pandemic, outworking the likes of WWE and AEW and reminding fans just how good IMPACT Wrestling is.
Speaking to Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT, Callihan said: "I think over the past three years, without a shadow of a doubt, I have helped make IMPACT one of the top wrestling promotions on the planet once again.
"Fans are everything. They’re just as big a part of the show as the wrestlers in the ring and the people in the back – they mean everything. But, on the contrary, I think IMPACT did ‘COVID wrestling’ better than anyone else.
"I think it truly gave people a chance to see how good IMPACT’s storytelling is and how good it is on an episodic basis. I don’t think there is a better show weekly, I don’t think there is a more reliable and consistent show than IMPACT and I think we show that each and every week
" As far as pay-per-views go, I don’t think anyone has better PPVs than us and that’s any company. That’s not me just tooting the horn of the company I work for; if you look at our track record for PPV, every single one we have is a PPV of the year contender and Slammiversary is our biggest show of the year and I think this is the PPV where it makes people go, once again, ‘Yo, IMPACT Wrestling is here to stay.'"