During an interview with FIghtful, Sami Callihan spoke on the creative freedom that he felt once he left NXT. Here’s what he had to say:
Pretty much all these guys are friends and guys I’ve known pretty much my entire career, for 10-15 years. I think it’s one of those things, I think all the guys that’d recently came into IMPACT! Wrestling are like, ‘Oh, my God, I can do that here?’ or ‘Oh, my gosh, are you serious? I can do that here?’ It’s like taking handcuffs off. It’s letting a bird out of its cage and letting it back into the wild. They’re either gonna strive or they’re gonna fail. A lot of the guys IMPACT! brought in, if not all the guys, are going to be very successful or else they wouldn’t be at IMPACT! I think IMPACT!’s track record over the past three years of the guys they’ve brought in pretty much kill it every single time.
You can read the full interview HERE.