This week’s edition of Impact Wrestling is the final episode before TNA presents a World Heavyweight Title match on August 15th’s Hardcore Justice. Below is a rundown of all advertised segments:
MMA superstar Tito Ortiz shocked the wrestling world with his appearance on IMPACT the past Thursday night! Why has Ortiz come to TNA? What are his future plans? We can confirm that Ortiz will appear on Thursday’s huge IMPACT – the question is, will he explain his actions? Don’t miss it!
Best Case Scenario: Tito talks up his fight with Rampage and talks about how he “needed to see what Rampage was doing with his time.” He heels on pro wrestling, saying that he is better than Jackson because he would never engage in such silliness.
Worst Case Scenario: Tito cuts a promo in which he tries to tell an over-complicated back story about how he’d been watching Aces & Eights for some time, gradually planning his arrival in TNA; talks for more than five uninterrupted minutes.
Dave Says: It will be interesting to see how much of what Ortiz says relates to TNA and how much of it will relate to Bellator. TNA needs to do a clear job defining what Tito’s role is in storylines on Impact, or fans will be unable to connect with him in spite of his fame.