Back in September, Impact Wrestling president Ed Nordholm, accompanied by EVP Scott D’Amore, met with WWE officials in Stamford. While it wasn’t exactly sure why they held the meeting, it was assumed that the WWE was working on getting footage for documentaries involving the Hardy Boyz and AJ Styles.
On the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, D’Amore shed some light on the meeting between the two companies.
Since the beginning of the year, we’ve done three content deals with the WWE. We did the Hardys documentary deal…we did a deal to provide footage for AJ Styles and Kurt Angle for Table for 3, and we provided footage for Bruce Prichard on the WWE Network.
We’ve done a few deals together, which I think WWE is seeing that this is a different day with Impact Wrestling, and I think in the most minor levels maybe they are seeing that it’s a different age in pro wrestling.
There was a meeting, we got together, we talked and thought, ‘You know it was nice to see each other face-to-face and say hello.’ It’s a whole different world and there’s no reason that we can’t communicate.
D’Amore went on to say how this kind of meeting wouldn’t have happened twenty years ago. However, in the new age of professional wrestling, it makes sense to work with your competitors to strengthen the business than try to shut each other down.