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ICONIC part of TNA Wrestling NOT returning in 2024

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In a significant development for the world of professional wrestling, Impact Wrestling, set to revert to its original TNA Wrestling moniker at the Hard to Kill 2024 pay-per-view event, has confirmed that the iconic six-sided ring will not make a comeback.

This decision marks the end of an era for a ring design that was once synonymous with TNA Wrestling’s unique identity.

The Six-Sided Ring: A Symbol of TNA Being Distinctive

The six-sided ring, a hexagon-shaped structure, was a defining feature of TNA Wrestling, setting it apart from other wrestling promotions.

Its unusual design not only added a visual distinction but also influenced the style and dynamics of the matches.

However, despite its popularity and iconic status, the ring will not return in the 2024 rebranding of the promotion.

Chris Sabin’s Insights on the Decision

Chris Sabin, speaking on the Battleground Podcast, shed light on the decision-making process. According to Sabin, there was never any serious discussion about bringing back the six-sided ring.

He emphasised that the health and well-being of the performers were paramount in this decision.

Sabin noted that the six-sided ring, particularly the one used by TNA in the past, posed more danger due to its construction, leading to a much harder bump for the wrestlers.

TNA: Prioritizing Performer Safety

The decision to not reintroduce the six-sided ring underscores a growing trend in professional wrestling to prioritise the safety and well-being of its performers.

The unique construction of the six-sided ring, while innovative, was deemed to be more hazardous. This move by TNA Wrestling reflects a responsible approach, valuing the health of its wrestlers over the novelty of the ring design.

The Legacy of the Six-Sided Ring

The six-sided ring will always hold a special place in the history of TNA Wrestling. It was a symbol of the promotion’s willingness to innovate and differentiate itself in the competitive world of professional wrestling.

While it will no longer be a part of future events, its legacy in shaping the identity of TNA Wrestling is undeniable.

FAQs

  • What is TNA Wrestling? The company, now known as Impact Wrestling, is a professional wrestling promotion founded in 2002. It is known for its unique six-sided ring and has been a significant player in the wrestling world.
  • Why is the six-sided ring not returning in 2024? The decision is based on concerns regarding the safety and well-being of the performers. The six-sided ring was considered more dangerous due to its construction.
  • What will replace the six-sided ring in TNA Wrestling? The company will likely continue using the traditional four-sided ring, which is standard in most wrestling promotions.
  • Has the six-sided ring been used continuously in TNA Wrestling? No, the six-sided ring has been phased in and out of use in TNA Wrestling’s history, with the promotion switching between it and the traditional four-sided ring.
  • What does this decision mean for TNA Wrestling’s future? This decision indicates a focus on wrestler safety and a willingness to evolve while maintaining respect for the promotion’s history.
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