Chris Bey had a cup of coffee with WWE back in 2019. Bey’s short stint was as an extra, where he worked as enhancement talent or in the background. Since then, he has worked for various promotions including New Japan Pro Wrestling and Impact Wrestling. Chris decided to make Impact his home.
The Bullet Club member lost an Ultimate X Match at Slammiversary in 2021. After Jay White invaded Impact, he was talked into joining the famous faction. Chris feels at home in Impact, as he revealed in a recent interview on Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore.
“I knew that after the second time that I did extra work with WWE where I was just like, ‘You know what man? I’ve been in the Impact locker room a couple of times now, and there’s something about that locker room, something about that family, that I want to be a part of right there. I feel like that’s the place for me.’ So I kind of made that decision.
So when the 205 Live thing got presented to me, all I could think was, ‘This is all I ever wanted all my life since I was young.’ When I thought about wrestling, I wanted to be a WWE Superstar originally. I didn’t understand how many great platforms of wrestling were out there.
In modern day, you know, ECW went away, WWE went away. and Impact was doing great, and then Impact was at a state where people didn’t like it. I didn’t know what was all out there until I actually got in the business and I saw it for myself. So by that point, I realized that there was much more, and WWE wasn’t going to be my be all and end all, but it’s still something that you want to check off your list.”
Chris Bey is one among many wrestlers who didn’t feel like WWE was the right fit. After having a taste of what working there is like, he decided to return to Impact. Bey thinks of the promotion as a family as much as it is a job.
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