After a significant six-year tenure at Impact Wrestling, Sami Callihan officially bids the company adieu, transforming himself into one of the industry's most sought-after free agents. As the month turned its pages, Callihan's contract with Impact met its conclusion on September 30th, paving the way for him to be a free entity from the first day of October.
Callihan's contributions to Impact Wrestling have not been without significant milestones. His pinnacle came in 2019 when he clinched the Impact World Championship, emerging victorious in a gripping steel cage bout against Brian Cage.
However, he would eventually be dethroned by Tessa Blanchard in the groundbreaking 2020 'Hard to Kill' pay-per-view event. This landmark match made Blanchard the inaugural female wrestler to secure the Impact World Championship title.
Amicable Impact Exit
Sources from Fightful Select offer insights, revealing that Callihan's departure from Impact Wrestling was characterized by mutual respect and understanding, despite a renewal agreement remaining elusive.
Away from the limelight, Callihan has showcased his prowess in orchestrating Pro Wrestling REVOLVER, further enhancing his credentials. Consequently, the buzz in the wrestling community indicates that multiple wrestling entities are mulling over engaging him in producer capacities.
The specifics of these promotions, however, remain shrouded in mystery. Adding another layer to the narrative is Jon Moxley, Callihan's ally from their heydays on the independent circuit. Moxley, currently a significant player in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), is believed to be rallying behind the scenes to usher Callihan into the AEW fold.
Reiterating this camaraderie, a recent post from Callihan on X, previously known as Twitter, showcased a throwback moment of the duo, back when they went by 'The Switchblade Conspiracy' They reignited this alliance just a year ago at REVOLVER's Sunday FunBey, where they bested The Unit (comprising JT Dunn & Logan James) in a thrilling Switchblade Rules encounter.
With Callihan now free to explore new horizons and Moxley seemingly pitching for his inclusion in AEW, the wrestling community is poised for some exciting developments. Only time will unravel what's next in the chronicles of Sami Callihan.