In professional wrestling, especially for televised products, it takes more than just good wrestlers to make the perfect show. It requires production, commentators, video creation, and in the case of TNA (now IMPACT Wrestling) was the voice of Barry Scott who was important to the early growth of the promotion.
It really can't be overstated just how important Barry Scott was to TNA history – his voice alone brought gravitas and credibility. He raised the level of the material, he made it feel important. RIP. pic.twitter.com/JBYpzh5gC7
— Garrett Kidney (@garrettkidney) September 10, 2020
Through his narration Barry Scott became synonymous with TNA. He had a way of adding importance to each video package and he added so much professionalism to the overall package of TNA Wrestling. He made things is ridiculously complicated as the King Of The Mountain match feel genuinely important and dramatic rather than eye-rollingly complex.
rip barry scott. to this day, i still quote “rhyno is here. more are coming to tna” everytime a company gets a big signing pic.twitter.com/AWc8iAgZwD
— ✧･ﾟslater (@poisonouspixies) September 10, 2020
As we said Scott became synonymous with his narration becoming something many associated with the promotion including some of his more famous phrases like “cross the line”. In recent times Scott had been working with IMPACT as they embrace their TNA roots and had narrated a Moose hype package that had many feeling nostalgic about the longtime voice of the product.
spent our youth obsessed with a company here in nashville called tna wrestling
moderated the original message boards, joined the street team, felt like we were a part of something really special
— What a Maneuver! (@WAManeuver) September 10, 2020
Barry Scott passed away at aged 65 and the wrestling world has been in mourning for the voice of TNA, and for some the voice of our youth.
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Very saadened to hear about the passing of Barry Scott, the longtime TNA Voice behind some of the most Iconic Videos in IMPACT History. Here was the last one he voiced, featuring Moose as TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Godspeed. Rest Well and Thanks Barryhttps://t.co/Q0HuugSG11
— Referee Brandon Tolle (@RefBrandonTolle) September 10, 2020
RIP Barry Scott pic.twitter.com/grtqGykWyG
— Chris Bey (@DashingChrisBey) September 10, 2020
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) September 10, 2020
Thank you, Barry Scott 🙏🏽 https://t.co/l4f6SXd4F0
— LSG – The Ace of Space 🚀 (@LeonStGiovanni) September 10, 2020