Impact Wrestling issued an announcement today on the TNA-themed "Total Nonstop Action" special that AXS will air on Tuesday, March 31 at 10pm ET following the Impact episode that airs that night.
The March 31 special was originally to be a preview for the TNA show that was scheduled for WrestleCon during WrestleMania 36 Week. That event was nixed when WrestleCon and WrestleMania 36 Week were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the March 31 special was then to be a look back at the TNA days.
Now the March 31 special will feature new matches that were taped at the recent Impact Wrestling tapings. The following matches and segments were announced:
* Rhino vs. Madman Fulton
* Scott Steiner hosts a "Scott Steiner Uncensored" segment
* Hernandez vs. Chase Stevens
* Kid Kash and Johnny Swinger vs. Manik and Suicide
The announce team for the special event will be former Team Canada manager & current Impact Executive Vice President Scott D'Amore and former TNA ring announcer David Penzer.
"For years, the loyal fans of TNA have asked us to bring back some of their favorite wrestlers of the past," said D'Amore in a press release. "And after the incredible response we received from the now-postponed 'TNA: There's No Place Like Home' iPPV, we thought an AXS TV special would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate our history. Right now we're dealing with unprecedented circumstances, so here's a great reason to stay home, turn everything off and enjoy the excitement that is Total Nonstop Action wrestling!"
Below is a teaser promo for the event along with the full announcement:
AXS TV PRESENTS A ONE-NIGHT-ONLY 'TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION' SPECIAL FROM IMPACT WRESTLING FEATURING TNA LEGENDS SCOTT STEINER, HERNANDEZ, KID KASH, CHASE STEVENS & MORE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 31 AT 10 PM ET/7 PM PT
Los Angeles, CA (March 25, 2020) – The fans have asked, and IMPACT Wrestling has delivered: Total Nonstop Action (TNA) returns to television for the first time in years with an hour-long one-night-only special exclusively on AXS TV featuring all-new matches and special appearances from popular TNA wrestlers premiering Tuesday, March 31 at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT, immediately following the weekly flagship series IMPACT! at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.
Headlining the night, former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Rhino escalates his IMPACT Wrestling rivalry with Madman Fulton, the Monster of oVe.
Plus, the one and only "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner returns, with a live microphone in hand, to offer his honest, unfiltered thoughts on the latest in-ring happenings, as the wrestling legend presents a special segment of "Scott Steiner Uncensored."
Then, take a walk down memory lane with founding Latin American Xchange (LAX) member Hernandez, who faces "The Natural" Chase Stevens (half of The Naturals tag-team) in a rare singles match featuring two multiple-time TNA tag team champions.
And TNA originals Kid Kash and Johnny Swinger take on masked high-flyers Suicide and Manik, who join forces for the first time ever in this classic TNA tag team match.
In the commentary booth, former TNA Wrestling announcer David Penzer calls the in-ring action along with TNA's "Coach D'Amore" of Team Canada, a.k.a. IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D'Amore.
"For years, the loyal fans of TNA have asked us to bring back some of their favorite wrestlers of the past," said D'Amore, "and after the incredible response we received from the now-postponed 'TNA: There's No Place Like Home' iPPV, we thought an AXS TV special would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate our history."
"Right now we're dealing with unprecedented circumstances, so here's a great reason to stay home, turn everything off and enjoy the excitement that is Total Nonstop Action wrestling!"
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