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TNA News: Impact SPOILERS from Tuesday's Impact taping - big re-branding, debut, two returns, Sacrifice matches

May 3, 2011 - 8:30:57 PM
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By James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor

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The following are key news and notes from Tuesday's Impact TV taping for the May 12 episode of Impact leading to the Sacrifice PPV.

-- TNA introduced the new "Impact Wrestling" branding for Impact. As we reported exclusively in April, TNA management was having serious internal discussions about re-branding the company or taking a different approach to the product.

A change to the company name was considered during the discussions, but it appears for now TNA is re-branding Impact to emphasize "wrestling."

As part of the re-branding effort, TNA has taken ownership of the domain impactwrestling.com. The website currently redirects to a GoDaddy.com promotional page, as TNA registered the domain through GoDaddy.

-- Mick Foley returned to TV to be revealed as The Network's consultant and announced the new "Impact Wrestling" branding.

-- Former WWE women's wrestler Chyna (Joanie Laurer) made her TNA debut as Kurt Angle's "mistress." Chyna will be wrestling at the Sacrifice PPV. She's booked for a tag match with Kurt Angle against Jeff & Karen Jarrett.

-- Chris Harris, who made a cameo as Fake Sting in 2010, returned to Impact as an associate of Matt Hardy. Harris & Hardy will challenge TNA tag champions Beer Money (James Storm & Robert Roode) for the Tag Titles at the PPV. Harris and Storm were formerly America's Most Wanted.

Link: Impact TV taping report from PWInsider.com.


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