Heath’s big payoff was finally here, until it wasn’t. He earned the right to an Impact contract when Rhino won the Call Your Shot Gauntlet at Bound for Glory. When it came time for Heath to sign the deal tonight on Impact Wrestling (Nov. 3, 2020), EVP Scott D’Amore sort of reneged.
Heath suffered a real injury during the gauntlet.
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This is the moment I knew I was screwed. After two doctors telling me that my injury was a severe inguinal hernia, I made an appointment with a hernia specialist. . . OFFICIAL DIAGNOSIS: partially torn abductor muscle (from the bone) and a slight tear in my groin. . RECOVERY: luckily no surgery, just gotta suck it up and deal with the pain for a while. Lots of rest, ice, physical therapy (I’m coming for you @nmotion_pr #recovery #badluck #rebuild #hurting #outfornow #butnotforever
D’Amore chose to wait until Heath is healthy before letting him put his name on the dotted line. D’Amore claimed Impact would help Heath with rehab, and the contract would be waiting upon return. Heath was apprehensive about D’Amore keeping his word, but he looked at it as another challenge to overcome. It appears that Heath’s kids will have to wait a little longer before getting a swimming pool.
From a practical standpoint, D’Amore can’t be faulted for not wanting to sign someone going straight to the injured list. It still makes me wonder where this story is heading. Heath doesn’t need another challenge to overcome for this to be a feel-good moment. That’s what causes me not to trust D’Amore’s greasy mitts. No doubt that he’ll have another trick up his sleeve in time.
When Heath does come back, there will be one man already on the ass whooping list. That man is Sami Callihan.
Heath versus Callihan would be a solid feud to kick off Heath’s official tenure with Impact once he signs that contract, baby.
Are you disappointed that Heath still isn’t getting his big payday with Impact? Do you approve of the move by Scott D’Amore? Or is this one step too much in the story?