Over the years, IMPACT Wrestling became a second home to former WWE Superstars. The moment a talent is released by Vince McMahon’s company, it’s the Anthem-owned company that first comes to their mind. While AEW has now become the #1 alternative, IMPACT still continues to hold its ground against the two behemoth rivals. Following WWE’s 2020 budget cuts, certain wrestlers signed with IMPACT while others went to AEW. Now that we’ve finally settled in 2023, a former WWE Superstar has signed with IMPACT Wrestling.
Ryan Parmeter, better known by his ring name Big Kon currently appears for Impact Wrestling as a member of the Violent By Design. The 42-year-old wrestler is best known for his stint with WWE, where he wrestled under the ring name Konnor. Big Kon signed a WWE developmental contract in 2005. In 2007, he requested his release for personal reasons. In July 2010, Kon was re-signed by Vince McMahon’s company, and The Ascension came into being the following year.
On December 8th, 2019, WWE released Big Kon, ending his nine-year run with the company. The big man won the NXT Tag Team Championship with Viktor during The Ascension’s stint with WWE NXT.
Pro Wrestling Torch reports that Big Kon has signed a multi-year deal with IMPACT Wrestling. The terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed yet.
Big Kon made his IMPACT Wrestling debut in a losing effort against Josh Alexander on February 10, 2022. Kon then returned to IMPACT in November and joined the Violent By Design faction alongside Alan Angels. Soon after, the group underwent a major change, as Eric Young left IMPACT Wrestling a few weeks later, and Deaner became the leader of the stable.
In 2014, Big Kon moved to the main roster with his partner Viktor. Unlike NXT, the duo had a rather disappointing run both on RAW and SmackDown.
The report further suggests that Big Kon credits Tommy Dreamer for helping him secure a contract with IMPACT, The company also reportedly helped reignite his passion for the sport.
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