Last night, Impact Wrestling tweeted sad news about the death of Barry Scott, who was best known for his voice work in many of their video packages.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Barry Scott. For years Barry was the iconic voice of TNA Wrestling, lending us gravitas and credibility. He will be dearly missed. pic.twitter.com/rPxGsK8gqk— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 10, 2020
Impact paid tribute to Scott by tweeting many great examples of his voice work. That includes the opening video of their first episode on Spike TV in 2005:
In tribute, we're going to post a number of the features Barry lent his incredible voice to.— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 10, 2020
The intro to the October 1, 2005 episode of iMPACT! - the first episode on Spike TV. pic.twitter.com/QQedh7Z6Kr
And it also includes his final appearance for the promotion, earlier this year, with a video package hyping up Moose:
Several Impact personalities, wrestlers, and management paid their respects to Barry Scott:
RIP Barry Scott...— Jeff Jarrett (@RealJeffJarrett) September 11, 2020
Barry was a great talent but even a better man...
Barry’s voiceover work in the early days of TNA was so instrumental for our product...
This picture was taken from production work for Slammiversary XV “cold open”...Love ya my friend! pic.twitter.com/ccNix5krUA
I am heartbroken to hear about Barry’s passing. Not only was he an amazing talent, he was a true gentleman that I adored. You will be missed Barry. Sending love and prayers to your family. https://t.co/pH77vZVJmf— Dixie Carter (@TNADixie) September 10, 2020
The voice of @IMPACTWRESTLING and TNA. Barry added so much to the product. When he spoke he added important to the match, the story, the characters.— Scott D'Amore (@ScottDAmore) September 10, 2020
RIP and thank you for all you did https://t.co/jCgqufNKn1
One of the many reason’s that made me love @IMPACTWRESTLING as a youth.— ₮ⱧɆ ĐⱤ₳₩ (@TheSamiCallihan) September 10, 2020
His voice told so many stories, and made everything feel larger than life.
One of the best wrestling voice over actors ever.
Please join us in offering condolences to those in and out of the wrestling business whose lives were touched by Barry Scott.