"Talk of the industry" is perhaps overstating it, but "talk of Wrestling Twitter, for a few hours, by select fans" was about the level of buzz Impact generated for and following the Halloween wedding of John E Bravo and Rosemary.
Ahead of them sealing their nuptials, the lights went out and literal shots were fired. When the darkness lifted, Bravo lay prone with a bullet wound in his chest. It was every bit as ridiculous as it sounds and yet not entirely out of the company's creative reach. There have been clues that something like this might occur for weeks leading up to the big moment, and Impact has - for years now - been the sort of environment where this sort of sh*t can occur almost completely free of the type of critique AEW's outstanding 'Le Dinner Debonair' received.
There, that type of departure from the traditional tenets of pro wrestling doesn't work for everybody. In Impact, it's become something of an expectation. Even when TNA was at its tightest, the show skewed a little to the left of mainstream wrestling norms.
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