TNA Wrestling has revealed that they will soon be announcing the next inductee for their Hall of Fame.
The revelation will be made at the Slammiversary XII pay-per-view later this year. The event, which will come live from Arlington, Texas, on the 15th June, marks the 12th anniversary of the TNA Company.
Slammiversary will see a third wrestler inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame, following in the footsteps of the legendary pair of Sting and Kurt Angle.
Four-time TNA world heavyweight champion Sting became the company’s inaugural inductee at Bound for Glory in 2012. The Icon, widely regarded as one of the most popular wrestlers of all time, left the company at the start of this year and is due to retire after his rumoured debut for WWE at Wrestlemania XXX this weekend.
His close friend and record five-time TNA world heavyweight champion Kurt Angle became the second member of the Hall of Fame earlier this year. The Olympic gold medalist initially turned down the invitation at Bound for Glory in October 2013 but after a lengthy feud with Bobby Roode, he accepted his induction in February 2014 during TNA’s UK Tour.
If TNA are to follow their trend of inducting long-serving, current members of the roster, there choices would include the likes of Jeff Hardy, Bully Ray, or even Roode – who, according to the storyline, staged an elaborate protest at Angle’s invitation, staging his own mock Hall of Fame ceremony in which he claimed to be far more deserving.
The trio have won six world heavyweight titles between them during their time with TNA, with Roode holding the notable honour of being the company’s longest reigning champion – having held the belt for 256 days.
An official announcement will be made at Slammiversary in June, with the induction likely to take place at Bound for Glory four months later.
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