It’s August 1st and that means tonight on Impact Wrestling, the mystery will be revealed behind the #August1Warning videos. And yes, this person is “out for personal justice”.
This is the company latest attempt to drum up intrigue and viewers and has had some success so far. But one of the problems is that when they have done this in the past — and they’ve done something similar plenty of times — they typically end with a dud.
That being said, there is plenty of speculation on who it will be. We know it’s not Batista or Chris Jericho because, well, the person in the video said so. But those are also names that very few people would really believe but they’re just not realistic. Even Jericho has got public stating that he will never work for another wrestling organization other that WWE from this point forward.
In watching the video, the shadow of the person looks somewhat like Bob Holly. That would be a letdown with most people. Adam Pearce has jumped on this bandwagon and teasing that he could be the mystery man. Another choice could be Tito Ortiz who just signed on with Bellator MMA to fight Rampage Jackson. With Bellator having a working relationship with two of its fighters (Jackson and King Mo) along with both Bellator and TNA being on Spike TV, this would make sense. Another fighter that could possibly be a fit would be Bobby Lashley.
And none of these people mentioned could be ‘the guy’ either. If it wasn’t for past disappointments on this front, this could be a really big deal right now. But there is some intrigue behind it which should be tempered until the person is revealed.
As for who it is, that’s still anyone’s guess right now. But feel free to share your thoughts and take a stab at it.