Last month, Sami Callihan made some interesting comments regarding pro wrestling events taking place during the coronavirus outbreak.
The former Impact Heavyweight Champion took to his official Twitter account at the time where he stated that he refuses to attend any wrestling shows until the coronavirus is contained.
That changed when the promotion held TV tapings earlier this month. During these TV tapings, Impact taped both nights of the Rebellion special where he faced Ken Shamrock in a top match that ended up airing on Tuesday night on AXS TV.
Callihan spoke to Sports Illustrated about why he worked Impact Wrestling’s television tapings despite his previous comments.
“The reason that I was 100% OK with doing that was because Impact took amazing care of us. From the time we got there to the time we left, I knew no one from our crew was going to be in any danger. Impact took every precaution to make sure our television taping was the safest television taping going on right now.
I put my entire trust in Impact management to make sure we all get taken care of. I’ve wrestled for every major wrestling company on the planet, and Impact Wrestling truly is a family. I know it’s crazy to think how many ‘families’ there are in this crazy world, but our entire locker room and our entire staff took care of each other so we could all be safe.”
Callihan also spoke about Shamrock, the match, and more. You can read the entire interview here.