IMPACT Wrestling Signs Openly Gay Talent Jai Vidal to Multi-Year Contract, Scott D’Amore Comments
LGBTQ publication Outsports took to their social media Twitter account to announce the signing:
IMPACT Wrestling EVP Scott D’Amore comments:
“We’re excited to sign Jai Vidal, a talented and charismatic wrestler who brings a diverse skill-set to the ring,” IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore told Outsports. “We’re proud to welcome another member of the LGBTQ community to the IMPACT roster and further our outreach into that community, which has a deep fanbase for pro wrestling.”
Jai worked a few dates with IMPACT in 2021 when they were in the Las Vegas area, his hometown. He was a mainstay on FSW (Future Stars of Wrestling). IMPACT came back to Las Vegas in October of this year for 2 days of television tapings, and Jai was involved in those television tapings as well.
Jai describes how he found out about the contract:
According to Vidal, the contract offer came “out of nowhere.”“When I got the call to sign with IMPACT, I had actually just come back to Florida from the [IMPACT] show in Vegas,” he told Outsports. “I was running on zero sleep. I got back and saw the voicemail and called them right back.”
IMPACT Wrestling also has transgender wrestler Gisele Shaw on their roster. Jai has been on IMPACT television lately as the “hype man”/social media influencer for IMPACT Knockout Gisele Shaw.
Multiple LGBTQ pro wrestlers have stepped into an IMPACT ring over its existence, including current IMPACT stars Shaw and “Speedball” Mike Bailey. Yet no openly gay man has ever been under contract with the company until Vidal.
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