Impact Star Jake Crist spoke with Wrestling Epicenter on the changes behind-the-scenes in Impact, Sami Callihan calling out ROH / Chris Jericho's cruise, and Impact cross-promoting. Here are some of the highlights:
Impact working with Lucha Underground and other promotions:
"I think that it is beneficial to us as wrestlers and workers to have the platform to go on to different stages and perform. But, it is also for the fans! The fans win in this. When companies work together and when companies allow talent exchanges like what is going on now, it is beneficial for the fans and the wrestlers. It is just a win, win for everyone."
Sami Callihan calling out ROH and Chris Jericho's Rock 'N Rager Cruise:
"It is beneficial not only for the Impact Wrestling fans, but for the Ring of Honor wrestling fans as well. To see the talent coming in and merging and people getting the dream matches that I'm sure you have a couple off the top of your head that you would like to see. If it happens ... All I know is whatever is needed and whatever job is called upon, we'll be there and we'll do it!"
Impact Wrestling's new management and the changes in the company:
"I think it's changed a lot in the public view. I think it is towards the good because of the television that we're producing. The heads and the suits of Impact Wrestling are doing a great job and giving us the platform to do it on is amazing. As far as I'm concerned, I have seen the regime changes. I was new coming in. I was looking at my shoes mostly minding my own business. We just come in and do our own thing."
Crist also discussed his brother (Dave Crist) being a wrestling trainer and some of their previous Impact matches. You can check out the full interview in the video above or the full highlights by clicking here.