When Don Callis help Kenny Omega win the AEW Championship in December 2020, the forbidden door was kicked wide open.
Omega would go on to appear on IMPACT television, eventually winning the IMPACT World Title at IMPACT Rebellion from Rich Swann. Omega has appeared on multiple IMPACT+ special and pay-per-views, leading to a boost in business for the company.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, IMPACT producer Gail Kim commented on Omega's impact on....IMPACT.
"I'm okay with Kenny being our champion right now. It's been beneficial. It's only been a positive outcome so far. The fans are loving it, and ultimately, that is who you want to please. I haven't seen anything negative. If anything, it's just growing and growing. Slammiversary was an indication of how much it's growing. People were so excited that there was representation from four companies all on one show. IMPACT is the essential part of all that. As long as, in the end, we're getting the benefit from it, I don't think the boys are upset about it in any way," she said. "If (IMPACT) does things right, and I do trust the creative and management process -- they're done a really good job. Just a couple of years ago, people hated us. For years! It was very hard to get that 'stink' off. We're making strides now and getting viewers back and getting people talking about us. We're making those steps and it's been positive. As long as they intertwine those stories...I trust the creative team, they are great. Any person on our roster is used. That's what I love. if you have a contract, you're being used. That, in turn, creates a positive locker room and people aren't feeling competitive or backstabbing or (creating) drama. Everyone feels good because they are doing what they love. I trust the management and creative and we're making moves in the right direction."
Omega recently defended the IMPACT World Championship against Sami Callihan in a No DQ match at IMPACT Slammiversary.
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