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Mysterio coming to Impact?

Kairi HoHo

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For months there have been rumors about Rey Mysterio potentially joining Impact Wrestling. Over the summer, there were talks between both sides and Mysterio was in Nashville to meet with the old regime. Those talks fell through.

On Tuesday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer confirmed that the talks have resumed. Meltzer said, “there has been dialogue. The last I heard was that he probably wouldn’t be at TV this week but I’m sure they are trying. There’s definitely dialogue. I am sure that they want it. Yea, it’s true. It was not a done deal as of a couple of days ago but it was certainly was something that they are working on.”

Impact has been doing a ton of cost-cutting in recent months but the fact is that they do need to get some top stars if they plan on growing in 2018. It will cost them a significant amount of money to get him but apparently, they feel he’s worth it. Impact Wrestling begins their next set of TV tapings on Wednesday night from Orlando’s Universal Studios.
I wanna laugh so hard at this because I made a similar thread four or five months ago with another forum with Impact's interest in wanting Mysterio and nothing came of it. I said he'll be a name, and if they do get him it would be smart to use him like Lucha Underground to preserve him in such a good way that would be a asset to the company. If I had to give a wish list, I would say Impact should be looking to fill up the Tag Team, and Knockouts Division maybe more than trying to get Mysterio right now.
 

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Konnans is seemingly his manager, he's tight with the new management and I'm going to make an educated guess and say WWE doesn't need him on their roster right now.

Let's see if he can move the needle. Didn't exactly do that for LU.
 

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Konnans is seemingly his manager, he's tight with the new management and I'm going to make an educated guess and say WWE doesn't need him on their roster right now.

Let's see if he can move the needle. Didn't exactly do that for LU.
I mean LU is pretty stacked with talent though. I thought Rey was used perfectly in the company I mean he had a two great feuds with Mundo and Prince Puma. Sometimes you don't have to have a guy win all the time, and they still look strong as hell. It's that balance and if Impact is interested in him truly they'll need to do it in such a way like his days in LU.
 

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I'm saying Rey didn't move the needle for LU.

their show didn't gain any traction with their 3rd season at all.
 

Deezy

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Hire WWE castoffs at the expense of guys who were there from day one?

Hiring Vince Russo?

Or hiring Hogan and Bischoff?

When exactly were they one of the better wrestling companies?
 

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They didn't anything with anyone you listed. ....utility guys just used as lackeys for all WWE castaways.

Took Christopher Daniels turning 40 to get his comedic push.
 

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They were a hot topic among wrestling fans when they moved to spike in 05 or 06 but it was basically a steady decline until they brought in Hogan, and then I'm pretty sure the same steady decline happened. The product has never been exceptionally worse or better than usual IMO, it's always been shit with some high points at times.

Summer or so of 2012 probably the best stretch impact ever had of quality shows tbh
 

Deezy

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Utilising Angle? More like enabling him.

Let's not pretend they were using him during the darkest times of his life and they didn't care.