Impact Wrestling's desire to bring back fragments of its past to the stage continues and thus giving life to completely amarcord scenarios for its h*ttest and most loyal fans. As seen last week, the company opened its weekly show with the theme song coming directly from 2004, which is the period in which the show was broadcast directly on FOX Sports in the late evening on Saturdays.
These were the years in which Impact recently spent on TV after its first two years of living through the weekly PPVs. This Thursday Scott D'Amore and company have instead chosen to retrace another important step in their history by reviving the theme song seen for the first time in 2005, shortly before the television broadcast on Spike TV, the channel that bought TNA at the highest peak of its history.
Below you can listen/view the renewed initials compared with that of over seventeen years ago.
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Impact Wrestling will complete twenty years in business on June 19 and will celebrate this milestone in the Nashville Asylum through the PPV Slammiversary, an event that will see the return of the Ultimate X with the X-Division title and the King of the Mountain match at stake.
women, for the first time in the company's history. The main event will instead have Josh Alexander called to defend his Impact World Championship from the assault of the leader of Violent By Design, Eric Young. Certainly, Slammiversary 20th Anniversary will be a very important watershed for the federation, the same that has partially revolutionized this magnificent discipline that is pro wrestling.
Obviously, such won't be the only interesting event this month. Tonight NXT In Your House will be staged, tomorrow WWE Hell in a Cell, June 12 NJPW Dominion with Kazuchika Okada called to defend the IWGP world title against Bullet Club leader Jay White.
On June 19, in fact, Slammiversary together with Ignition and on June 26 Forbidden Door, the event that will see the assignment of the AEW world title to Interim between Jon Moxley and the one who will be the winner of Wednesday's battle royal at Dynamite.
The World Class Maniac made his return at Slammiversary and found himself right back in the main event picture, as he pulled off a mask to reveal that he would indeed be the fifth man in the main event after a swerve from Rich Swann to claim the fourth spot which had been pre-advertised for a mystery competitor.