Johnny Swinger on reunion with D'Amore and Callis at Impact


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Johnny Swinger on reunion with D'Amore and Callis at Impact

Johnny Swinger was a household name as far as Total Nonstop Action (TNA) was concerned. Swinger went on to exit the promotion in 2005, and join the Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Now, after nearly 15 years of separation from TNA – which has since become Impact Wrestling – Swinger is back into the promotion’s fold with a lengthy contract in his hands.

In a recent appearance on the WINCLY Podcast, Swinger shared on the new contract and his agreement came about. He said, “I have a really long history with Scott D'Amore. We go back about 25 years and he was the man behind my original break in wrestling with WCW.

He was also behind me in TNA so he's always been a big Johnny Swinger proponent. I've always said that Scott knew how to use Johnny Swinger better than anybody”. D’Amore is the vice-president of Impact, and Swinger was a part of his Indie wrestling promotion Border City Wrestling during his days on the Indie tour.

For Swinger, his long association with D’Amore and TNA-turned-Impact is the only reason why he decided to make a re-entry into the promotion despite having receiving offers from other promotions across the years. Swinger also spoke about Don Callis in the same breath and said he was an equally important factor in him coming back to Impact.

He said, “It's not just Scott as Don Callis also. I go back to day one with him as he was the booker in Winnipeg, Canada for my first match ever," said Swinger. "He was always a big fan of my talents and then we worked together in ECW and TNA.

So, we go way back and Tommy Dreamer is involved in the creative process and he was my boss and friend in ECW. So, if you stick around long enough, you get better, you've got good friends and all of the stars align”.