Wealthy Swann has been on a roll as IMPACT world champion.
It’s sort of wonderful Swann is simply 30 years previous given the physique of labor he’s amassed throughout CZW, Dragon Gate, Evolve, WWE and PWG previous to IMPACT.
Nonetheless, now he has arrived on the prime, he’s taken the ball and he’s actually working with it. At Sacrifice this Saturday, Swann has the possibility to win the unified IMPACT and TNA world titles as he battles the imposing Moose.
However, that’s not that’s all that’s on the road. AEW world champion Kenny Omega will meet the winner at their subsequent pay-per-view Insurrection in a historic winner-take-all battle.
talkSPORT caught up with Swann forward of his big title showdown to debate all issues wrestling.
On with the ability to transition from only a cruiserweight in WWE to true world title expertise with IMPACT
“It’s undoubtedly time and signal. A great probability to point out what I can do as an expert and present that I’m not restricted to only one pigeonholed class.
“Every thing that they have been doing over there with that present was to make the opponents that have been on that present particular and to make them totally different to every part else that they have been placing out as a product.
“So I can sort of see what they have been doing and I perceive that fully, however after I came to visit to IMPACT and to come back over and be capable to wrestle guys exterior of my weight restrict and to wrestle the larger guys, the heavyweights and be in numerous conditions, it undoubtedly made me really feel good as a performer.
“It was a shot for me to point out the world I’m not solely a cruiserweight wrestler, however I can inform totally different tales. I will be the forefront of an organization and I will be the man that you just want.”
On working with Kenny Omega and main IMPACT right into a growth interval…
“It’s one thing that isn’t frequent within the skilled wrestling trade. You bought two world champions from two totally different on two totally different tv stations in the identical ring on pay-per-view. It simply doesn’t occur.
“You’d in all probability see one thing like that again within the territory days, nevertheless it wasn’t the massive spectacle that wrestling is at the moment.
“To have the chance to be within the mixture of all of that’s simply mind-boggling. It lit that fireplace within me and it helped me step my recreation as much as get in there with any person like Kenny Omega who has all of the accolades.
“Has the championships, the ‘Greatest Bout Machine’, ‘The Cleaner’, the nicknames, he’s acquired the followers behind him. To be within the ring with any person who’s scientifically expert within the wrestling trade like Kenny Omega, it undoubtedly helped me carry one thing folks don’t often see out of me. It helped me step my degree up as a performer.”
On potential one-on-one with Kenny Omega, champ vs champ…
“Having Moose and Chis Sabin by my facet and us reppin’ IMPACT, Kenny having The Good Brothers of Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows by his facet undoubtedly was superior.
“Kenny acquired the victory, he acquired the 1-2-Three over me, however you bought to surprise, what would occur if there’s no Good Brothers, no Moose, no Chris Sabin, no Don Callis and it’s simply myself and Kenny Omega, two champions within the ring.
“We’d make magic. And we’d see who the true world champion actually is – it’s acquired to occur.”
On why he joined IMPACT in 2018…
“I used to be going by way of a tough time personally and I used to be going to step away from the skilled wrestling enterprise.
“I had some buddies checking in on me and a few of them labored at IMPACT, a few of them nonetheless do. Particularly my spouse [Su-Ying] as nicely.
“So I went to a present as a result of I simply needed to see how issues have been and the way IMPACT carried out themselves enterprise clever. See the product, see the wrestlers and see my buddies. It simply happened!
“I spoke to Scott D’Amore and Don Callis and so they mentioned they’d like to have me in IMPACT and I informed them I’d like to be there and I cherished their product. Subsequent factor got here to a different, in June I debuted in Canada and it was simply, as quickly as I stepped by way of the curtain and felt that crowd, it was similar to man, that is the spot. That is the spot proper right here.
“You bought a thriving younger expertise and a few acquainted faces on the time. IMPACT from then to now has definitely modified, however even at the moment, I really feel like we have been onto one thing that was pushing the boundaries in skilled wrestling.
“We have been simply getting out strut and I actually got here on on the proper time. I undoubtedly really feel like I’m an individual together with the Eric Youngs, the Eddie Edwards and Sami Callihans; we helped carry IMPACT as much as the extent it’s at the moment.”
Try IMPACT Sacrifice this Saturday, March 13, on FITE