Sami Callihan: The Most Hated Man In Wrestling

Sami Callihan is back for another Impact Wrestling media teleconference, and he has been a popular topic of discussion since his last appearance. “I’m the most hated man in wrestling right now, and so be it, I don’t care. I really don’t care anymore. This incident has launched me into the next atmosphere. Right now, I’m signed to two nationally televised companies, Lucha Underground and Impact Wrestling, and you never know where I’m going to show up next. And it’s going to continue to be like this.”

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The “incident” in question is his assault on Eddie Edwards. For those of you who haven’t seen, Eddie Edwards took a bat to the eye thanks to the Callihan Death Machine. Edwards suffered a broken orbital bone and eye socket. The segment, taped in January, aired March 1st, and earned Impact an additional 100,000 viewers compared to the previous week. Since then, Sami Callihan has been referring to himself as “the draw” and has been taking advantage of the hype. At the beginning of today’s media teleconference Josh Matthews announced that Sami Callihan and Eddie Edwards will be battling at WrestleCon in an I Quit match.

Impact Wrestling will be battling Lucha Underground at WrestleCon, and Callihan insists he will not be appearing for Impact. This doesn’t mean the match is off, however. If the World Wide Desperado stands by those words, he could always appear as Jeremiah Crane. Either way, it is doubtful there will be a more anticipated matchup on the card. Callihan and Edwards have been creating major buzz. When that happens, of course, others insist on weighing in. Whether it is Jim CornetteKassius Ohno (formerly Chris Hero), Shane Douglas, or anyone else, Callihan couldn’t care less.

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“It’s real simple: this is pro wrestling, quit being little b*tches. When did our society become a society of people who are a straight up b*tches? I can’t believe it. It doesn’t matter what you do, what you say, what you think, somehow it will offend somebody. For all the people that I’ve offended: you can pretty much just kiss my *ss. Jim Cornette can kiss my *ss. Any of the wrestlers that want to speak out at me can kiss my *ss. Because I’m making money, I’m setting the wrestling world on fire, and I’m going to become legendary, even if it’s for all the wrong reasons.”

Strong words, for sure. But the backlash he has received has made a dangerous man transcend into something even more. “Now people want to make me out to be a monster, it’s time to be a monster.” What happens when a monster meets a man out for vengeance? Will it be an eye for an eye? Or maybe worse? Who will say “I quit”? Find out April 6th at WrestleCon.