IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore has suggested that the TNA brand could return in the future.
Appearing on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, D’Amore raised the possibility of the name being used to give the IMPACT Knockouts division their own separate platform.
“As we come out of this pandemic environment and get back out there, certainly that’s a possibility.” D’Amore said. “It’s a possibility that the TNA brand could return. I think it’s one of the things many – and certainly not at the top of the list – but one of the things that the pandemic has robbed us of is that opportunity to see a return of TNA.”
“We have so many unbelievable Knockouts. Maybe we’ll end up continuing to grow the Knockouts division and give them their own separate platform.”
The TNA brand name hasn’t seen in professional wrestling since Anthem Sports and Entertainment took control of the company in 2017. After acquiring a controlling stake in TNA, Anthem set about rebranding the company, changing the name from TNA to IMPACT Wrestling. The promotion had been called TNA from as far back as 2004, where it had previously been known as “NWA: Total Nonstop Action.”
There had been plans for the TNA brand to return for an event during WrestleMania 36 weekend, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused the plans to be abandoned.
However, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship was brought back by Moose in 2020. Although the title was unified with the IMPACT World Title at IMPACT Sacrifice in March 2021.
IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann is set to defend his title against AEW World Champion Kenny Omega at IMPACT Rebellion on April 25th.
Also on the show, Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo will defend her title against Tenille Dashwood. Speaking ahead of the event Purazzo, has said that she would like to see former champion Chelsea Green return to the company.
Meanwhile away from Rebellion, Scott D’Amore hinted that newly released former TNA star Samoa Joe could make his own return at Slammiversary.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.