Top Stars Coming Impact Wrestling? Rich Swann Update, Baszler
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Impact Wrestling is hoping to chance once again in 2018, and it may start with the addition of two incredibly popular wrestling talents. Squared Circle Sirens has reported that Su Yung will be appearing at an upcoming set of Impact Wrestling television tapings, though it is unclear which set of tapings she'll be there for. Meanwhile, Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio that Impact and Rey Mysterio are still negotiating a deal. Impact has reportedly been trying to sign Mysterio to a contract ever since the summer of 2017. Both of these wrestlers could be appearing on Impact Wrestling as soon as this week's TV tapings in Orlando, Florida.
Rich Swann was seemingly about to reenter the title picture earlier this year, but those plans changed after he was arrested for a domestic violence incident involving his wife. The two have reportedly made up and moved on, but he is still being suspended by WWE as a result of the arrest. When asked about Swann's status in WWE by The Wrap, Triple H said that the company is waiting to see what the courts decide for Swann. Stephanie McMahon then bluntly informed them, “if he’s convicted, he will be released.” Triple H reiterated that WWE has a zero tolerance policy on all matters involving domestic violence, and he agreed that Swann will be cut from WWE "immediately" if convicted.
Shayna Baszler had an incredibly successful year in 2017 due to her performance in the Mae Young Classic tournament and subsequent signing with WWE. Shayna will have the chance to have an ever better year now that she is a regular part of NXT. Baszler recently uploaded a video of herself attacking Jessie Elaban at the Performance Center. While doing an interview, Dakota Kai caught Baszler attacking another trainee during a session. Baszler even had somewhat of a confrontation with NXT Women's Champion Ember Moon during the scuffle. Baszler will be making her official NXT debut on the show later tonight.