5 best things happening at Impact Wrestling right now
As a longtime TNA fan, it hurts to see the current predicament the promotion finds itself in. TNA/GFW/Impact Wrestling has fallen upon hard times as of late and is far from the company that was once viewed as legitimate competition to the WWE.
Although the company’s downward trend over the past five years can be attributed to poor fiscal policies on part of management, it may also have to do with the plethora of talent bidding adieu to the Impact Zone over the company’s alleged draconian stronghold over its performers, whilst simultaneously failing to adequately compensate the talent on a timely basis.
Regardless of all the talk about Impact Wrestling shutting down -- regardless of the long-running rumours of management cashing out, the troubled promotion seems to bite down on its mouthpiece and grind through, sneering in the face of adversity. Say what you want about the organisation, its performers always leave it all inside the ring, and somehow manage to keep the TNA community’s hopes alive -- we’re not done yet, Holmes! (*Read in Konnan’s voice*)
The Impact Zone is now playing host to a few new faces, as well as welcoming a couple of popular vets. Down, but not out, here are a few notable developments, in no particular order of importance, who -- slowly but surely -- promise to bring Impact Wrestling back to its TNA glory days.
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The string of former WWE stalwarts making an impact in the Impact Zone (pun intended), is nothing new for the promotion, with several WWE legends such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Kurt Angle and Kevin Nash gracing the six-sided ring over the course of their careers.
Nevertheless, the aforementioned stars, except Angle, joined the Impact ranks at the tail end of their respective careers and have long ago departed as well. What’s interesting about the new wave of former WWE Superstars signing with Impact is that performers such as Matt Sydal (WWE’s Evan Bourne) and Johnny Impact (John Morrison) can still go, and perform at the highest levels of the sport.
Additionally, WWE veterans such as the aforementioned duo serve to draw the attention of the causal professional wrestling fan, which is one of the key reasons behind Impact Wrestling being more than happy to hire talent who’re fresh off the WWE boat.
Besides, Matt and Johnny were one of the hottest agents on the free market, and sources confirm that Anthem has managed to talk them into putting pen to paper at a throwaway price, which only goes to benefit the promotion for as long as their contracts run. Speaking of which…