Chris Jericho says he put in a good word for Don Callis and Scott D'Amore when the time came for another transition of power over at Impact Wrestling.
Talking about the situation on Talk is Jericho, Jericho noted that he called Impact Wrestling because they needed new people on board who hadn't ran before:
"My thought process was, and this is not a slight on anyone that has ran that company or been part of that company...working with that company, that has been around for so long, through so many incarnations and through all its ups and downs, and now I found with the last incarnation with TNA/Global Force is that it was a dead company" Jericho said. There was nothing exciting about it or sparking it, so to me, the only way to get it rolling would be to completely change directions and go with somebody new and different."
Billy Corgan would have also been someone great to take over, Jericho said. But he put over Callis and D'Amore strongly, saying that these were the two that would bring excitement and interest in the product again.
"When Billy Corgan was up for it I would have much rather him run it over Dixie Carter because it was somebody new, and I just really felt that it was my place to call the guys and say, listen, if you guys really want to lose money go for it, or use it as a tax write off then you have the right place" he said. "But if you really want to do something and role with it and be at a place where people are excited about then you have to go in this direction, and these guys are the guys to do it with. So that was basically the jist of the conversation, and it worked, because here you guys are, but this is really the only way the company to grow is by doing something completely different and new."
Callis and D'Amore are the latest to take the helm of Impact in a series of management shakeups. These additions came about following the dismissal of Jeff Jarrett a few months ago.