Impact Wrestling X Division Champion Matt Sydal discusses the current pro wrestling landscape

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Impact Wrestling X Division Champion Matt Sydal spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News and discussed the current pro wrestling landscape. “Wrestling used to be like this — it was this bathtub that we will fill up from only one faucet,” Sydal said. “It was mainly WWE filling the tub of love of wrestling for the entire world. And because of the internet, technology, the inter-connectiveness of people and the desire of independent artists to create their own work, this resurgence of wrestling has come up and it’s reinvigorating for me…

““Now the bathtub of wrestling that we’re trying to fill up to the brim with water — it has a WWE faucet, it’s got a New Japan faucet, Impact Wrestling, some of these hotter indies, WWN, Evolve, Progress. It’s getting filled from everywhere and all of the water is warm and everybody’s saying come on in and take a bath with us because this is some good, clean fun. And that’s the thing — the wrestling business cleaned itself up for the fans and for the wrestlers involved. We created something we’re proud of and we just want to share it with the rest of the world.” Read the full interview at

Powell’s POV: Sydal also promoted his match against Brian Cage for the X Division Title at Sunday’s Slammiversary event. I will be covering the show live as it airs on pay-per-view, so stop by for my live review on Sunday at 7CT/8ET.

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