Update On New Working Relationship Between WWE & IMPACT Wrestling

WWE IMPACT Photos & Videos |By Matt Boone |Wed, March 18, 2020 - 4:36PM EDT
WWE & IMPACT Wrestling Business Relationship Update

On multiple occasions in the recent past, WWE has used IMPACT Wrestling footage with "Courtesy of" and "Thanks to" credits included on WWE Network documentary specials and other projects.

This week, IMPACT Wrestling got the favor returned.

On this week's episode of IMPACT On AXS TV, the 2020 IMPACT Wrestling Hall Of Fame inductee was announced to be Ken Shamrock in a main event angle that ended up seeing him get blasted with a fireball (See Directly Below.)

Shamrock, a UFC Hall Of Famer snf the first-ever NWA World Champion from the NWA: Total Nonstop Action days, is also a former WWE Intercontinental Champion, WWE Tag-Team Champion and 1998 King of the Ring tournament winner.

In the video package that aired to announce the 2020 IMPACT Wrestling Hall Of Fame induction of "The World's Most Dangerous Man," who returned to the promotion last year in an active wrestling role, footage from Shamrock's career in WWE was shown (See Full Video Package Below).

According to F4WOnline, the video footage was used per the aforementioned arrangement between IMPACT and WWE that has also seen WWE use IMPACT footage on past projects and likely again in the future.

The footage highlighted Shamrock being a former WWE Intercontinental and Tag-Team Champion, and showcasing his King of the Ring 1998 victory, which culminated with the MMA and pro wrestling legend submitting Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the finals.

The 2020 IMPACT Wrestling Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place as part of Bound For Glory pay-per-view weekend, which generally takes place in October.

IMPACT Wrestling launched their Hall Of Fame in 2012 with the induction of "The Icon" Sting, and has traditionally featured one wrestler or wrestlers getting inducted per year -- outside of two going in during the 2015 calendar year, and no one going in for 2017 or 2019.

Shamrock will join the following list of legends who are currently featured in the IMPACT Wrestling Hall Of Fame:

    * Sting
    * Kurt Angle
    * Jeff Jarrett
    * Team 3D
    * Earl Hebner
    * Gail Kim
    * Abyss

WWE, AEW & NXT News, Rumors & Spoilers (Updated: 3/18/2020)

* Possible AEW Dynamite *Spoilers* & Rumors For Tonight (3/18/2020)
* Possible WWE NXT *Spoilers* & Rumors For Tonight (3/18/2020)
* Coronavirus Forcing Changes To Big Ring Entrances Planned For WrestleMania 36
* WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Moved To SummerSlam Weekend In Boston?
* Vince McMahon "Freaks Out Badly" Over "Top Secret Meeting" With Big Name Leaking Online
* WWE Stars Stop Working, Talk Casually When Empty Arena TV Goes To Commercial (Video)
* Triple H Shoots LIVE On SD! Commentary About WWE Demotion Rumors
* Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Becky Lynch Sing On Carpool Karaoke (Full Episode Video)
* WWE Stops Paying The Revival, Update On Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder To AEW

Related Useful eWrestling Links:

* For late-breaking WWE & AEW news & rumors, follow our social media reporter on Twitter @MattBoone1984
* Follow the official eWrestling account on Twitter @eWrestlingCOM
* Follow the official eWrestling Facebook page at Facebook.com/eWrestlingCOM
* Chat with other fans about this article in the official eWrestling Disqus feed below, or at Disqus.com/home/forums/http-ewrestling-com