A TNA original who started with the company in 2002 and ended up as its longest tenured before leaving in 2019, the monster Abyss was an awesome wrestler who put together a Hall of Fame career in Impact. He never got the chance to show off what he could do in WWE during all that time, which was a shame, because he was a versatile character.
That was never more apparent than in 2012 when he introduced the world to “Joseph Park,” supposedly Abyss’ brother who was out looking for him. He was fantastic in that role, and it was a fun story. As a fan, I’ve longed to see the character on a bigger stage.
Well I’ll be damned if he didn’t show up alongside AJ Styles on this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown.
Styles had him there as his advanced analytics guy, which was really just his way to poke fun at statistics and its usage in pro wrestling (gee, I wonder who that is aimed at?!?).
This ultimately led to Jeff Hardy showing up and challenging Styles to an Intercontinental title match, which will take place not at SummerSlam but on SmackDown next week.
But, again, Joseph Park!
A good tweet:
Wait a minute. Nah. It couldn’t be... pic.twitter.com/9cFmgwZfLe— #RobertStoneBrand (@RobertStoneWWE) August 15, 2020
Oh, it is, my friend.