Yesterday it was reported by Wrestling Inc that Impact Wrestling (and former WCW) ring announcer Dave Penzer would not be handling ring announcing duties for Impact Wrestling when it comes to Canada this week for Bound For Glory this Sunday October 5 or for the following week’s Impact tapings from the same Canadian city.
Last Word on Pro Wrestling has confirmed that the ring announcing duties will be handled by Canadian ring announcer Jeffrey Scott, a long time indie veteran announcer who announces at Border City Wrestling (BCW) in Windsor, Ontario. BCW has had a strong influence on the past few months of Impact Wrestling, as it’s the local Windsor, Ontario promotion owned and operated by Impact creative member Scott D’Amore.
D’Amore is a 25-year wrestling veteran, having wrestled for such promotions as WWF, WCW, and ECW, before co-founding BCW in 1993 with Doug Chevalier and Chuck Fader. In 2003, D’Amore joined TNA as a road agent, before working his way into creative. D’Amore’s work with the Knockouts Division in the mid-2000s is widely heralded as the beginning of the true women’s revolution of the past 20 years. During his first run with TNA, from 2003 to 2010, D’Amore infused the roster with many BCW wrestlers, including Bobby Roode, Eric Young, Petey Williams, and The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin). Since returning to the company this year, D’Amore has continued to create big moves for Impact Wrestling. As the Vice President of International Relations, he helped secure their alliance with Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan, and has taken on a leadership in Creative following the departure of Jeff Jarrett in September. Several other BCW alumni have also shown up in Impact over the past year or so, including Rosemary, Moose, Kongo Kong, Idris Ibrahim, and referee Jonathan Bravis (who wrestles independently as John E. Bravo). Ring announcer Jeffrey Scott looks to be the next BCW recruit to join Impact Wrestling. With reports that Anthem may be considering relocating Impact Wrestling from it’s Nashville offices and Orlando taping venue to it’s own home city of Toronto, Ontario, having access to BCW’s talent and facilities would help the company cut down on costs. D’Amore’s Can-Am Wrestling School has already become Impact’s wrestling school, as featured on their current Global Forged series.