IMPACT Wrestling has had a long run in the pro wrestling business, starting with TNA back in the day. The company has had a number of huge stars over the years, including AJ Styles, EC3, Moose, Bully Ray and Kurt Angle, but now IMPACT focuses on grooming their young talent such as Rich Swann, Ace Austin, Eddie Edwards, Deonna Purrazzo and Jordynne Grace.
Speaking on The Angle Podcast, IMPACT Wrestling producer D’Lo Brown revealed three people he believes are the future of the company.
D'Lo Brown said, “Deonna Purrazzo is going to be the face of the Knockout’s Division for a long time to come.” “That woman has star written all over her, and she carries herself in and out of the ring like a star. Always Eddie Edwards is a guy you look at and you go man, Eddie is like the flag bearer of this company and there’s still great things waiting down the road for Eddie Edwards. And then you look at a young guy like Ace Austin. I think he’s got the potential to become special in this business and be a multiple time world champion here in IMPACT wrestling. The future is bright for our company.”
D'Lo then talked about IMPACT Wrestling possibly signing Stars who were recently released by WWE such as Samoa Joe and Mickie James.
D'Lo said, “You could see that and hopefully.” “It’s really a bad feeling when you’re let go from a company, but I know that each one of them still have a lot in front of them and they’ll do great things in the future whether it’s here in IMPACT or anywhere else. I know those people are survivors and I know they’ll go out there and prove a lot of people wrong that they were let go.”
D'Lo then talked about IMPACT finding their niche and doing it as best as they can. D'Lo said that he thinks in this COVID era of wrestling when you take away all of the bells and whistles, TV production comes down to how good of talent you have in the ring wrestling, how good the storylines are that you have, and he thinks over this COVID era IMPACT has done it better than anybody else.
D'Lo said, “For us I think we find our niche and we do it as best as we can.” “I think in this COVID era of wrestling when you take away all of the bells and whistles, wrestling tv production comes down to how good of talent you have in the ring wrestling, how good the storylines are that you have, and I think over this COVID era IMPACT has done it better than anybody else. I mean we didn’t try to hide and we put wrestling right out in the forefront and just went with it. That’s a testament of our strength to find a place in this industry and hold onto it tightly.”
You can check out D'Lo Brown's comments in the video below: