TNA Wrestling will be presenting their TV tapings for the weekly show, IMPACT on January 14th of next month ( “Snake Eyes“) under a new rebrand going forward into 2024, some big names representing New Japan Pro Wrestling were recently confirmed for the Las Vegas outing.
One-third of the current NEVER Openweight Trios Champions Kazuchika Okada will be returning for a match or 2 within IMPACT! Wrestling and going up against some of the top names within the Nashville-based promotion (Josh Alexander, Mike Bailey, and Chris Sabin or Eddie Edwards).
These tapings will be the fallout of the 1st PPV special (Hard to Kill 2024) under the new revamp with the Total Nonstop Action name. Former IWGP World champion Will Ospreay also was confirmed for these IMPACT television tapings, no matches have been announced yet but the promotion will drop that info in the coming day one would assume.
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The Initial Story of Kazuchika Okada in TNA Wrestling
The last time Okada stepped inside the locker room of TNA, former WCW oldheads were running the ship, and the New Japan rookie at the time was given a not-so-good gimmick (the faux Green Hornet, poor guy looked miserable with that butler fit).
Things have changed for both parties after many years though, Kazuchika Okada is one of the best wrestlers walking on planet Earth and TNA Wrestling finally washed away all the bad press surrounding the promotion (been doing a damn good job since 2018).
The leader of CHAOS showing up in TNA has opened up quite a few doors, there’s a chance more members of the CHAOS stable could make their way inside the IMPACT Zone but then again you never know with the world of professional wrestling nowadays.
IMPACT will most definitely book “The Rainmaker” in a featured singles match and the occasional storyline tag match featuring members within the roster, probably will face off against reliable hands such as Brian Myers or Jake Something too if the suits decide more than 1 match.
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