Exclusive: Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair make their in-ring TNA debuts on…
March 8th, when TNA returns to Monday Nights, this time permanently (unless they tank), at 9PM to compete with WWE.
This is interesting because the last time TNA went head to head with WWE on Monday Nights was the infamous January 4th show when they made their debuts. Apparently, rather than try to pop a buyrate by having Flair’s first televised match since his retirement on this hemisphere and Hogan’s last in forever, they are planning to throw haymakers at WWE.
The planned match as of this writing is AJ Styles and Ric Flair vs. Abyss and Hulk Hogan. Sources close to TNA have speculated that the Abyss feud with AJ is only a placeholder until The Pope can retake the primary feud.
This is an interesting strategy to examine considering that the rumors of RVD coming in and Jeff Hardy returning on that date are going to be running rampant as we approach March 8th, but just to seal the deal, will have Hogan and Flair make a dual debut. I wonder if this is just a desperation tactic for that night. The issue is – how will they be able to follow it up afterward?
Rumors are also flying that the final Thursday Impact is set to be headlined by AJ Styles vs. Desmond Wolfe vs. Abyss vs. The Pope in a non-title four-way. Should be a fun match, but I wouldn’t have Pope and AJ touch until Lockdown. Oh well, this is TNA.
Brother, if it wasn’t 1995-esque before… it sure as hell is now!
6 thoughts on “Exclusive: Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair make their in-ring TNA debuts on…”
Well, they can only go to this well once and they’re doing it in the most hot shotting way possible, without much of a build. Silly.
“Should be a fun match, but I wouldn’t have Pope and AJ touch until Lockdown. Oh well, this is TNA”
“This is TNA” because they arent doing what yet another wrestling “specialist” would have done? + They already had a match 2 weeks ago, so I dont get this point anyway.
Maybe its because you built an entire PPV around a tournament for another PPV and you give the winner a shot on TV weeks before in a meaningless 4 way, rendering the tournament worthless. Wolfe lost in the tournament, and he gets a shot side by side with Pope?
the D after Denzel must stand for Dixie. If so Dixie, you don’t have to hide your identity – i love ya
If its a non-title match, how can it be “a shot”? Probably just a part of a storyline. “Im gonna kick your ass” matches is what you usually get in wrestling.
Hulk Hogan the best drama-wrestler ever…
Screw you Manny for ruining March 13th!!!!!!!!