SPOILER: Former WCW Talent Debuts In IMPACT Wrestling
A blast from the past at the recent set of IMPACT Wrestling tapings
A surprising name debuted at the most recent set of IMPACT Wrestling tapings.
According to reports, former WCW and WWE star Ernest 'The Cat' Miller debuted at the tapings. Miller was introduced by new Director of Authority Santino Marella and made a trios match between the teams of Mickie James, Jordynne Grace & Frankie Kazarian and Bully Ray, Tasha Steelz & Savannah Evans.
Miller got into the wrestling business in the mid-90's at the behest of his close friend and then-WCW executive Eric Bischoff.
The Cat worked for WCW in various roles between 1997 and the company's sale to WWE in March of 2001. Miller signed with WWE in late 2002, working as an announcer and then briefly as an active wrestler, before being released in February of 2004.
The former WCW Commissioner was not active in the business afterwards, though he did play a notable role in the 2008 Oscar-nominated film The Wrestler, playing protagonist Randy the Ram's (Mickey Rourke) in-ring nemesis 'The Ayatollah'.
In recent years, Miller has worked a handful of independent matches.
It is unknown at this point if the 59-year-old has signed a contract with IMPACT Wrestling or whether this was a one-shot deal.