The true Impact fans may easily remember the context of the pic above. We were in Las Vegas, last March, Glenn Gilbertti was trying to find where the management office was. D’Lo Brown came out and the two interacted a bit before Gilbertti walked into the office. At that time, D’Lo Brown was already backstage, making his first steps as Impact Wrestling’s producer. The company and D’Lo himself confirmed today Brown signed a full-time, multi-year deal as a producer over the last day.
According to multiple sources, Brown had been getting excellent reviews for his work in recent months and has already built a reputation for being someone who collaborated with talents as opposed to trying to push what worked for him as a worker onto their matches. A number of talents in recent weeks had pushed for Brown to be brought on. The company is also said to be in the process of signing another producer as well.
D’Lo Brown was one of the most popular wrestlers of WWF/WWE’s Attitude Era, as a member of the Nation of Domination alongside The Rock and Mark Henry. The four-time WWE European Champion left WWE in 2003 to sign with TNA.
He was with the company from 2003 to 2004, winning the NWA World Tag Team Championship with Gran Apolo. He returned to the company in 2009 as a lead developer in talent relations and development. D’Lo was also in charge of heading the TNA Gut Check program.
More than a wrestler, now semi-retired from the rings, D’Lo Brown is a great mind in this business, helping the talents in and out of the ring. Because he was a Creative, a backstage agent, a trainer, and is now a producer, his global vision of the wrestling could help improve Impact even more.
I'm very happy to share the news that I've signed with @ImpactWrestling. I'm excited to be working alongside such a great, hard-working crew of people, from the office to the production staff and, of course, the talented roster you see every week.
— D'Lo Brown (@dlobrown75) July 3, 2019
As announced earlier last week, Impact Wrestling’s Road to Slammiversary is stacked of events and it’s starting tomorrow. The July IMPACT Plus Special will take place in a Brewery for the first time ever. Bash at the Brewery will actually take place in The Freetail Brewery in San Antonio, TX, a working brewery. The show will air live on Impact Plus on Friday, July 5th (8 PM CST/2 AM BST the next day). A pre-show will air live on Twitch this Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET. (1 AM BST the next day).
The company unveiled today the complete card of the event and a first-time-ever Extreme Rules match between Rob Van Dam and Sami Callihan will headline Bash at the Brewery. Taking place just two days before the annual summer pay-per-view extravaganza Slammiversary XVII, the confirmed line-up for Bash at the Brewery this Friday includes:
- Extreme Rules: Rob Van Dam vs. Sami Callihan
- IMPACT World Champion Brian Cage vs. Moose
- IMPACT Tag Team Titles: LAX (c) vs. The North
- Michael Elgin vs. Eddie Edwards
- Madman Fulton & oVe vs. Tessa Blanchard, Rich Swann & Willie Mack
- Havok vs. Jordynne Grace
- Rosemary vs. Su Yung
On Saturday night, July 6, IMPACT Wrestling partners with Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling for Deep IMPACT. It will broadcast live on Impact Wrestling official Twitch Channel at 7 PM CST (1 AM BST the next day) from Booker T World Gym Arena in Houston and will feature X-Division Champion Rich Swann vs. ROW Champion Ryan Davidson in the main event.
Slammiversary will be available live on Fite TV and Impact Plus worldwide on July 7 at 8 PM CST (1 AM BST the next day). For more information about Impact Wrestling, these live events, or Slammiversary XVII, visit www.impactwrestling.com.
All pics and screencaps courtesy of Impact Wrestling