Scott D’Amore says the future is bright for TNA Wrestling.
At the end of Bound For Glory, it was revealed that IMPACT Wrestling will revert to its former TNA Wrestling name at Hard To Kill in January 2024.
The promotion underwent a name change in 2017 after it was purchased by Anthem Sports & Entertainment, however, it’s now planning to go back to the future.
The rebrand has been met largely positively online, and IMPACT President Scott D’Amore is excited about the future.
Speaking in a new interview with Tom Hannifan, D’Amore broke down what went into the name change, and why he believes the company is on the verge of something special.
“When I got here and took over the helm going into 2018, the company had gone through so much. It had been TNA Wrestling, then Impact Wrestling, then I think it might have briefly been TNA, then it was GFW, then it was Impact.
Coming in, the last thing it needed was another name change. What it needed was to figure itself out. What it needed was stability, it needed consistency, it needed respectability. And we spent a lot of time under the Impact banner doing that. And I think we’ve proven ourself.
But the fact is, when this company was formed, when this idea was first hatched — three men on a boat with Jeff and Jerry Jarrett and Bob Ryder — it was Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
That’s what they were looking for. And I think that while we found that stability under the Impact banner, and very proud of that, I think what we now have is we’re ready to go there and have our growth and our true success. Our true second golden era under our true name. TNA Wrestling.”
Scott D’Amore Wants To Bring Will Ospreay To IMPACT Wrestling
During the same interview, D’Amore also discussed the possibility of doing a deal with Will Ospreay. The British star is arguably the most in-demand wrestler on the planet with his NJPW contract set to expire in February 2024.
The IMPACT boss said he’d love to add Ospreay to his roster.
H/t to F4Wonline