I would say you're absolutely correct. He said he made a decision to stay an independent wrestler just a few weeks before Dynamite launched, but I guess that was a way out of the "I'm sure he's going to AEW" thinking.
He also mentions in his Twitter post that he also gets to keep all indie dates. Maybe AEW wanted him to be exclusive and he wasn't willing to give that up.
The only time I enjoyed Joey was in Lucha Underground where he stopped with the dick crap but played the sleazy cop really well. If he can play more sleazy and less dick stuff then he could be a good hand, him and Johnny Swinger could form a fantastic retro style tag team.
I could imagine he has the right gimmick for some impact royalists, but it's not for me.
I liked BFG, mostly good show. But with things like the Tessa intergender feud dragging by now and this signing I'm sceptical about what's coming up.
It means what it means. He was one of the hottest free agents in USA (yes, independent wrestling is THAT broken) and it can attract some fans to Impact. Not a great addition, nor it will add quality, unlike he actually did in 2012 without that dick bullshit. Oh well...
Going from his twitter post about him being him and getting to keep his indie dates you do get the impression AEW might have wanted him to scale it back a bit, or he just genuinely enjoys working the indy circuit. Impact's stance on intergender wrestling likely appeals to him too since he's always done a lot of that. Wouldn't shock me to see an eventual Tessa feud with him.
Damn I'm not one to moan at adult themes on telly but that segment was OTT. For those who did not watch I recommend checking it out. He had two birds literally showing tits and arse before giving him blow jobs. There's TV PG but this was more like rated R. Maybe I'm just pissed cos I'm jealous...
Last week they showed a video package highlighting Ken Shamrock's career achievements and what was notable was that they showed a fair amount of WWE footage including his win over the Rock. How the hell did they get hold of this? There's something fishy going on.. Perhaps WWE owns Impact? WWE...
This is awesome news for Impact if the new GM can help to continue to grow the product. They do have such a good upside, but they need to find ways to keep some of the talent and quit letting them go after their contracts are up...
No surprise there then.
Just wondering what they'll do for shows post Rebellion.
I think they have episodes up until 14th April taped, after that they've no new content to air.