Impact Wrestling promised surprise appearances at Slammiversary and they delivered. The event saw the Impact debuts or returns of Mickie James, Thunder Rosa, Chelsea Green and…No Way Jose.
They certainly saved the biggest until last though as at the conclusion of an incredible main event, the reigning NEVER Openweight Champion Jay White unexpectedly appeared to close the show.
The appearance took place at the conclusion of an incredibly violent, epic main event that saw Kenny Omega defend his Impact Wrestling World Championship against Sami Callihan in possibly the bloodiest hardcore style match in Impact’s history.
After Omega’s claret soaked victory, the Bullet Club theme rang out in the arena and their logo flashed on the screen before the leader of that gang, White appeared to the delight of the fans who were back at an Impact show for the first time in 18 months.
Omega and The Good Brothers threw up the Bullet Club sign as the PPV went off the air.
This debut opens up a number of intriguing possibilities for both Impact and AEW. Will White join the others to represent Bullet Club outside Japan? Will this see Omega once again work with NJPW?
One thing’s for sure. This one debut will make more noise for Impact Wrestling than the debuts of any talent released by WWE this year.