IMPACT Wrestling recently shared a heartfelt message on social media after the passing of Frank Wycheck, a former NFL player who had a notable career with the Tennessee Titans from 1995 to 2003. Wycheck also ventured into professional wrestling in 2007, leading to a memorable encounter with James Storm at Slammiversary 2007. Unfortunately, Wycheck passed away on December 10, 2023, prompting IMPACT Wrestling to extend their condolences to his family and friends.
Prior to CM Punk’s departure from AEW, he made a brief appearance backstage at an IMPACT Wrestling taping in April. This surprising move garnered attention, considering his ties to AEW at the time. Following his return to WWE, Scott D’Amore, the President of IMPACT Wrestling, spoke about Punk’s visit, highlighting the welcoming atmosphere and respect shown during his presence. D’Amore also mentioned Punk’s interactions with the wrestling talent and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to have him engage with the organization.
In addition to the tributes for Frank Wycheck, Sportskeeda also expressed condolences for his family during this difficult time. Overall, both IMPACT Wrestling and Sportskeeda paid their respects in light of recent events.