Don Callis has been around the pro wrestling world for decades, working out deals and moving his way up. He is an EVP at Impact Wrestling now, and appearing on AEW television alongside Kenny Omega. There was an opportunity to join WWE’s creative team on a few occasions, but he declined the move to Stamford.
While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Don Callis discussed his time in WWE back in 1997. They offered him jobs in creative, but he turned them down. He wanted to be the man pulling the bigger strings instead of working for another organization.
“I wanted to be the person pulling the stings. I was 29-years-old when I said that. Vince McMahon was not a guy who was going to allow other people into the tent. They had offered me jobs to move to Stamford on three different occasions which I turned down. That’s always been the goal. You don’t wanna be the person acting in the movie, you probably wanna be the studio or the person who finances the studio that finances the movie.”
Don Callis is the Invisible Hand, orchestrating a deal between AEW and Impact Wrestling. That partnership drew a lot of attention as we exited 2020, and it is still going strong in 2021.
Only time will tell what AEW and Impact Wrestling have in store in 2021, But Callis will be pulling the strings, just as he prefers.
Transcription by Ringside News