IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest show of the year took place in Chicago tonight and a night full of action and surprises saved the biggest one for the end. In a highly entertaining main event, IMPACT champion Alex Shelley retained his title against the returning former champ Josh Alexander. But, it’s after the match is what has the wrestling world buzzing and had the live crowd on their feet.
A mysterious video message played which included the longest tenured stars in the company. At the end of the video it was revealed that “TNA” is back! Yes, Total Nonstop Action, the name of the company prior to rebranding as Impact is going back to its traditional roots.
TNA originals on the roster that included Frankie Kazarian, Eric Young, Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin were joined by Jordynn Grace, Josh Alexander and IMPACT Wrestling President Scott D’Amore in the ring to make the announcement to the roaring crowd at Cicero Stadium in Chicago.
IMPACT Wrestling, is returning to its iconic Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling name, at “Hard To Kill,” its first pay-per-view event of 2024, which will originate for the first time ever from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
TNA will launch 2024 with Hard To Kill on Saturday, January 13, with a second night of action-packed professional wrestling – the “Snake Eyes Extravaganza Show” – at The Palms on Sunday, January 14. The Snake Eyes Extravaganza Show will be taped to air on the company’s flagship weekly TV show, Impact!, airing every Thursday night on AXS TV (8 p.m. EST).
This feels very nostalgic. The fans in attendance were chanting TNA at the top of their lungs and talking about the huge announcement after the show ended. TNA has a lot of history to it. It’s a natural connection to the rich history of the company. Fans never let go of the name, so now we are coming full-circle.
I loved the original TNA logo. Just feels right and natural calling it TNA and true to the mission statement of the company (total nonstop action). With several TNA originals on the roster currently and Alex Shelley remaining as champ, this feels like an ideal time and place to make this announcement. On a night that featured the biggest show of the year, a Hall of Fame induction of the voices of TNA, Mike Tenay and the late Don West, in Chicago, a place TNA had connection to, it all just makes so much sense. Long live TNA Wrestling!
Tickets for both Hard To Kill on January 13 and the Snake Eyes Extravaganza Show on January 14 will be on-sale on Friday, November 4, at www.Impactwrestling.com