5 Most Insane Things Happening In Wrestling Right Now (Feb 2)

4. Jeremy Borash Signs With WWE


January 2018 has continued the trend of 2017's full on wrestling weirdness - and WWE's signature of Impact Wrestling company man Jeremy Borash is one of those strange worlds-collide scenarios that should not surprise us anymore.

Borash survived the worst stigmatisation that has engulfed TNA/Impact Wrestling throughout its cockroach-like existence. It was the place which contrived to sign Jeff Hardy, the most over pure babyface in North America, and present him as part of the X Division. Which booked AJ Styles as the goober disciple of a decrepit Ric Flair. Which buried itself by promoting a WWE Hall Of Fame ring as the premier prize in the company. That in itself is the starkest metaphor available for the company's entire existence.

And then theres is Borash - the veritable Phoenix whose polymath contributions to the product earned raves by those who bothered to still pay attention. This was a man who simultaneously sold TNA house shows as if they were major attractions, wearing the hat of hype man, helped to expand the BROKEN universe with his creative nous, and generally did everything possible to put over a company otherwise intent on burying itself underground.

Borash will, per the Wrestling Observer, report to NXT in an as-yet-undisclosed role. Paired with the equally excitable Mauro Ranallo, the two men might even be capable of getting Buddy Murphy over.


Michael Sidgwick is an editor, writer and podcaster for WhatCulture Wrestling. With over seven years of experience in wrestling analysis, Michael was published in the influential institution that was Power Slam magazine, and specialises in providing insights into All Elite Wrestling - so much so that he wrote a book about the subject. You can order Becoming All Elite: The Rise Of AEW on Amazon. Possessing a deep knowledge also of WWE, WCW, ECW and New Japan Pro Wrestling, Michael’s work has been publicly praised by former AEW World Champions Kenny Omega and MJF, and current Undisputed WWE Champion Cody Rhodes. When he isn’t putting your finger on why things are the way they are in the endlessly fascinating world of professional wrestling, Michael wraps his own around a hand grinder to explore the world of specialty coffee. Follow Michael on X (formerly known as Twitter) @MSidgwick for more!