As if Kenny Omega’s next defense of the Impact World Championship isn’t tough enough, he just may have made it even tougher on himself. Omega is scheduled to wrestle Moose as the rightful #1 contender at Against All Odds on June 12. Now, Impact EVP Scott D’Amore wants to make it into a three-way by adding Sami Callihan to the mix. AEW kingpin Tony Khan may be the deciding factor in determining a solution.
Prior to the main event of Impact Wrestling (June 3, 2021), Don Callis had been hard at work trying to make sure Moose and Sami Callihan remain enemies instead of becoming a united front to lead Impact. Callis’ chat with Callihan fell on deaf ears.
As the main event reached its climax, Callihan was in control after executing a piledriver. Callihan was setting up a second piledriver when the Good Brothers ran in to cause chaos. They hit a Magic Killer on Callihan then put the boots to both men. Kenny Omega came out like a vulture feasting on easy pickings.
Backstage, D’Amore rained on the Elite’s celebration. The boys exited to let the executives talk business. D’Amore argued that Callihan should be in the title match at Against All Odds, since he just beat the #1 contender, albeit by disqualification from the Good Brothers’ interference. D’Amore proposed a three-way. Callis pointed to the contract that AEW must agree to Omega’s matches. D’Amore informed Callis that Khan will be in the Impact Zone next week to settle the situation.
.@AEW owner @TonyKhan is coming to IMPACT NEXT WEEK to help @ScottDAmore and @TheDonCallis sort out the issues between @TheSamiCallihan, @TheMooseNation and @KennyOmegamanX. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/9pFeuiFHIJ— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 4, 2021
That’s a tricky dilemma the Elite has gotten themselves into with their overzealousness to demonstrate dominance. While there is a case to be made for Callihan after the Good Brothers ruined his matches twice, it does run the risk of exhausting contenders for Omega’s championship run. If this match goes through as a three-way at Against All Odds, then that leads me to believe Impact has a very big surprise waiting for Omega at Slammiversary on July 17. Of course, Moose or Callihan could win on June 12, but, realistically, AEW is not letting Omega lose until he does so in their own promotion first.
The lineup for Against All Odds includes:
- Impact World Championship: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Moose
- Knockouts Championship: Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Rosemary
- Impact Tag Team Championship: Violent by Design (Rhino & Deaner) (c) vs. Crazzy Steve & Black Taurus
- Knockouts Tag Team Championship: Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz (c) vs. Kimber Lee & Susan
- #1 Contender X-Division: Petey Williams vs. Trey Miguel vs. Ace Austin vs. Chris Bey vs. Rohit Raju
- Rich Swann vs. W. Morrissey
- Satoshi Kojima vs. Joe Doering
There is a caveat for Purrazzo’s opponent. Rosemary accepted Havok’s challenge to wrestle next week. D’Amore made the stipulation that Havok will be inserted into a three-way championship bout if she can defeat Rosemary.
Do you prefer Omega versus Moose or the three-way including Callihan? How excited are you to see Tony Khan back on Impact television?