The number of Impact Wrestling talent leaving is continuing to empty the roster, and the company looks once again to be in dire straits. In addition to the bundle of names who have left over the past few months, there have been many more who have left over the past few years. One of those names is former Impact Wrestling Television Champion, Chad “Gunner” Lail.
Now a student of the WWE Performance Center, Lail described in a recent interview how it was to transition into the company.
“Well, my daughter was just born in September of last year, and I was working some independent shows and it had been two years since I had the tryout with WWE. I had kept in touch with Mr. Regal, and he would always be straightforward with me. I started working a second job just to take care of and support my family. Then, lo and behold, I got a call this past March and they offered me my contract. They said, ‘You’re gonna have to move to Orlando,’ and I said, ‘Whatever you want me to do!’ So, I packed up, and my wife, daughter and I came to Orlando in May. It’s been a journey since then.”
Lail also credits WWE Hall of Famer Edge for his opportunity of a WWE tryout and subsequent acquisition.
“From about 2006 through 2009, I was really busy with the NWA, and that’s around the time I met Terry Taylor. He helped me get my foot in the door with other promotions that helped me build a name. In 2015, I left another company and had kept in good contact with guys like Dash Wilder and Edge, and they put me in touch with William Regal. Mr. Regal got me a tryout in 2015, and I think he just wanted to get a look at me because he heard from Edge that, ‘Hey, you might want to take a look at this guy.’ Edge helped me out.”
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