Sami Callihan Talks IMPACT Wrestling Gimmick Matches, Possibly Doing a Last Rites Match

Sami recently competed in a Barbed Wire Massacre match at Victory Road just about 2 weeks ago, in which he and Moose lost the match to Maclin.

Sami has always been interested in competing in different gimmick matches, and praises IMPACT for allowing the creative freedom to try them.

When speaking with WrestleZone, the topic of a Last Rites Match came up. The Last Rites Match between Abyss and Sting at TNA Wrestling Destination X was a unique take on a traditional Casket Match in which after the opponent was placed inside the casket, it would be raised to the ceiling. In 2018, IMPACT Wrestling would do one more Last Rites Match with Allie and Su Yung but that match would be more in line with the traditional Casket Match.

Sami tells WrestleZone that he believes is a reason that match stayed in the past but he would do one if offered and rise to the occasion.

“I think that’s one better left alone. There might be a reason that there was only one of those [laugh]. When you really think about it, there might be a reason there’s only one. But hell, if the opportunity presented itself, I’d take a challenge. That’s where I want, I don’t want things to be easy. I don’t want things to be cookie-cutter. If you put me in any match, I’ll keep saying it until I’m blue in the face, I’m the most versatile wrestler on this planet today, and any match you put me in, I’m going to find a way to make it work.

“When you brought it up, I had that picture in my head. That casket being lowered down in the middle of the ring. I’m like, ‘Oh, I hope he doesn’t bring it up…’ But you brought it up. But good or bad, that is the point of IMPACT Wrestling history, right? Things like that is what makes IMPACT Wrestling great. They’re not afraid to experiment. They’re not afraid to go out of the norm and think outside the box and that’s why I love this company in the way I do.”

Sami is scheduled to be the guest referee in a match between Maclin and Moose THIS Thursday, October 6th on the IMPACTonAXSTV episode, and then the following night — IMPACT Wrestling Presents: Bound for Glory — Sami is taking part in a Call Your Shot Gauntlet Match, in which the winner can get a shot at any title, any time over the next year.

Check out Sami this Thursday —

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