A big name is coming to TNA Wrestling according to Scott D’Amore.
At the Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory PPV in October, the company announced the return of the TNA Wrestling name that was used from 2002 to 2017. The return of the Total Nonstop Action name will take place at the Hard To Kill PPV on Saturday, January 13th in Las Vegas.
Scott D’Amore has a long history with Impact Wrestling as a performer in 2003 and in various backstage roles over the next seven years. In 2017, D’Amore was hired in a key backstage role. D’Amore eventually became an Executive Vice President who was in charge of the creative process. In March 2023, Impact named D’Amore as the President of Impact Wrestling.
While speaking about the TNA Hard to Kill PPV on Busted Open Radio, D’Amore mentioned a major signing for TNA while comparing it to past big names like Kurt Angle and Christian Cage signing with them in the mid-2000s. According to D’Amore, this deal is close to being done.
“We’re going to have a lot of fun. We’re going to have surprises for you, some unexpected things, including, we are right there at the goal line of finalizing one of, I think, one of the biggest signings in TNA. I think it’s something that is really going to shake things up on January 13.”
“If you’ve been saying, ‘I’m looking for something different.’ We’re giving you a lot. Someone we have in store for you that night is going to blow your socks off.”
Following D’Amore’s comments, the IMPACT/TNA social media accounts posted a graphic saying “you won’t believe who is showing up.”
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 18, 2023
What Matches Are Announced For TNA Hard To Kill?
Three title matches have already been announced for the TNA Hard to Kill PPV from Las Vegas. At the show, the company plans to remove the Impact Wrestling titles and bring back TNA titles for their champions.
* TNA World Championship: Alex Shelley (c) vs. Moose
* TNA Knockouts World Championship: Trinity (c) vs. Jordynne Grace
* TNA X Division Championship: Chris Sabin (c) vs. El Hijo del Vikingo vs. Kushida