Up until this week, the constant news cycle about the issues between The Hardys and Impact Wrestling/Anthem Media have been contained to the wrestling news sites. If Ed Nordholm wants to end this before more damage is done to the reputation of Impact, then it might be a good idea to consider giving in even if he thinks that The Hardys are wrong. It might be a good idea to weigh the good vs. the negative because public perception (even by hardcore fans) is at an all-time worst. On Wednesday, the story spread to The Taz Show on CBS Radio, which is listened to by millions of people. Clearly, that is not going to help Impact’s cause and, quite frankly, you have to wonder what their business partners think. I am sure that Impact would like to get a television deal that pays them. These types of stories can really hurt those chances.
Taz said that while he understands that Impact wants to get their side of the story out, but you cannot put out private contracts out in public. “You’re the highest executive there is there [but] you gotta do the job.” He noted how Vince McMahon has done the job by never going public with things after being bashed by former talent. He said some of the same things about Eric Bischoff, Paul Heyman, and Dixie Carter. He said, “Dixie Carter would not do this.”
He added, “This could hurt – potentially – I don’t know.” He stopped short of saying that this could hurt Impact Wrestling but then talked about how the wrestling business is built on trust. “Impact Wrestling….it’s had a black eye among wrestling fans and wrestlers.” He concluded by saying, “You now run the risk of breaking trust with potential talent that could come work for you. I don’t know if you’d wanna go wrestle for Impact Wrestling.”
Check out the clip below: