Deaner Explains Reason Why He Changed His Look Ahead Of IMPACT Hard To Kill 2021 PPV

IMPACT |By Matt Boone |Sat, January 16, 2021 - 4:57PM EST
Cody Deaner

IMPACT Wrestling star Cody Deaner recently spoke with WrestleZone managing editor Bill Pritchard for an interview to promote the Hard To Kill 2021 pay-per-view.

During the discussion, Deaner explained the reason why he changed his appearance and his attitude, spoke about his lengthy relationship with Eric Young and more.

Featured below are some of the highlights, as well as a complete video archive of the new interview with IMPACT Wrestling star Cody Deaner.

On the reason why he changed his appearance and his attitude: "It’s very simple—I have something to prove. I have proven that I can make people laugh and I can make people smile. I’m proud of that because not everyone can do that. That is a skill that is not appreciated enough in professional wrestling… Unfortunately, if we’re talking the truth, that skill set does not make you a whole lot of money. You don’t make a lot of money and you’re not a top guy. There’s never been a top guy in the business where all they ever do is just [comedy]… I’m a top guy that can make the audience feel more than just the fuzzies on the inside. I can make them feel a whole range of emotions and it’s time for me to prove that because I have that ability and I wasn’t able to show that before."

On his lengthy relationship with Eric Young: "A lot of people don’t know this or realize it, but Eric Young and I have been friends for twenty years. He was at my wedding, I was at his wedding. He was there my very first day of wrestling school, he trained me in professional wrestling. So the stuff you’re seeing on TV is not just some fictional thing and a wrestling company just thought of this crazy thing, ‘let’s put Cody Deaner and Eric Young together.’ No, this is real."

Check out the complete Cody Deaner interview via the YouTube video embedded below, or by visiting, and make sure to join us here at tonight for live IMPACT Hard To Kill 2021 PPV results coverage from Nashville, TN.

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