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TNA didn’t wait lengthy to make an immediate affect upon the return to its unique branding.
The corporate made its long-awaited change from Impression to TNA at Saturday’s Exhausting to Kill pay-per-view, which featured the debut of Nic Nemeth (previously often called Dolph Ziggler).
Nemeth, who additionally just lately confirmed up at New Japan, attacked TNA champion Moose following his win over Alex Shelley.
Nemeth has spent his complete professional wrestling profession in WWE after signing a developmental take care of the corporate in 2004. After fumbling by way of a pair of cringe-worthy gimmicks as Chavo Guerrero’s caddie and a member of the spirit squad, Nemeth ultimately discovered a gimmick and identify that caught when he re-debuted in 2008 as Dolph Ziggler.
Over the subsequent decade-and-a-half, Ziggler would develop into often called one in every of WWE’s most dependable staff. He received the World Heavyweight Championship twice, was a six-time Intercontinental champion and two-time United States champion along with holding tag-team gold on 4 events. The 43-year-old is one in every of simply 33 Triple Crown champions in WWE historical past.
Whereas Nemeth was as soon as one in every of WWE’s brightest stars, he light into the background in recent times. He had not wrestled a match since final Might on the time of his launch in September and had basically been rendered irrelevant since his temporary NXT sojourn resulted in April 2022.
There isn’t any phrase on Nemeth’s contract with TNA, although it’s obvious he is planning to work a superb quantity of dates exterior the corporate. His first match with TNA is slated for Sunday towards Zachary Wentz and is about to air as a part of a future episode of Impression.
Do not be shocked if TNA appears to be like to bolt Nemeth up the cardboard shortly to reap the benefits of his star energy.
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