According to PW Insider, IMPACT Wrestling brought in commentator Matt Striker to produce several matches from last night’s Code Red event, as well as the tapings the previous night in Philadelphia. Striker is best known for his short sting with the WWE as a color-man, and more recently for his work with Lucha Underground and MLW. It is not known whether Striker will continue with IMPACT in a full-time or temporary position.
Pat Buck was also used as a producer for the tapings in Philadelphia this weekend, as well as IMPACT’s United We Stand special on WrestleMania weekend, where he produced the Ultimate-X bout. Buck has also been working the recent NXT live events in Florida.
Former NXT star Bull James was spotted backstage at last night’s Code Red event, which was an exclusive on the IMPACT Plus streaming network. James, who worked as Bull Dempsey, is said to be in great shape following a tour with DDT Japan. Whether he will be working future events for the promotion remains to be seen.