5 WWE legends who you probably forgot were a part of IMPACT Wrestling
Throughout their existence, WWE have featured a long list of talents that impressed generations and become popular all over the world. As long as relationships remain positive, opportunities for the company and its past talent to work together will often present themselves.
In recent years, a number of WWE Superstars in the twilight of their careers, if not right at the end, have had the opportunity to be a part of another prominent promotion, Impact Wrestling, formerly known as TNA.
While many will recall the likes of Kurt Angle, Sting, Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner competing in Impact Wrestling, a number of other former WWE stars were also a part of Impact Wrestling, though their time there may have been forgotten. Some names may surprise you. Who were they? When did they compete there, and how long did they stay with the company? Here are five WWE legends who you probably forgot were a part of TNA/Impact Wrestling.
#5 Mick Foley
WWE Hall of Famer, Mick Foley is recognized for his many accomplishments throughout his career. Many will recall that he first achieved success competing in World Championship Wrestling. His early feuds with the likes of Vader, Sting, and Abdullah the Butcher were among the most notable of his early career.
Once he left WCW, he joined ECW, and it is there where the Hardcore Icon was born. His on the edge character and his feuds and alliances with Terry Funk, Tommy Dreamer, and Mikey Whipwreck are some of the most noteworthy of his time there. He then transitioned to WWE in 1996 and got involved in a longstanding feud with the Undertaker that many will recall.
In 2008, after leaving WWE voicing frustration with the creative for his character, he joined TNA and performed there from 2008 until 2011. His time was spent engaged in feuds with the likes of Hulk Hogan, Abyss and Kevin Nash.