Impact Wrestling has definitely seen much better days. At one time, they were the only real alternative the WWE fans had in the US. Impact Wrestling was formerly known as TNA or Total Non-Stop Action. They managed to sign some of the best wrestlers of the world in between 2004 and 2012.
They had Sting, Bully Ray, Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan to name a few. They also signed former WCW president, Eric Bischoff to run its shows. They were doing pretty well until their most famous wrestlers left them and they started struggling to put out good storylines.
Michael Elgin is one of the few famous Impact Wrestling wrestlers that is still working for the promotion. He is very loyal to Impact Wrestling and recently started feuding with former ECW and WWE Superstar Rhyno. Michael Elgin spent years working for indie promotions before he joined Impact Wrestling.
He took to Twitter to reveal the names of the wrestlers that inspired him. "Some people got into wrestling with the desire to become like The Rock, or Steve Austin. I got into wrestling because I desired to be like Hansen, Brody, Williams.
This weekend proved that to me evens more. Thank you @BJWOfficial and thank you ????! Japanese fans are #1." A huge number of very talented indie wrestlers never make it to the WWE, and that is quite unfortunate.