This coming Thursday will see the debut of TNA’s newest stable – the Menagerie – who will be led by former Aces & Eights member Mike Knox, aka Knux.
His stable will include new faces as well as something of a blast from the past.
Knux will be joined by Rebel, who has already appeared in several promotional videos broadcast in TNA over recent weeks.
She is played by Tanea Brooks, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, who has ties to the newest member of TNA’s creative team – Christy Hemme.
Other members of the group include Crazzy Steve and The Freak.
If Rebel does indeed compete as part of the TNA Knockout’s division, she will be heading into an extremely busy environment.
With Angelina Love and Madison Rayne having recently returned to the company, in addition to newcomer Brittany and old hands Gail Kim, ODB and Velvet Sky, there is plenty of competition.
Rumours have it that Taryn Terrell and Brooke Tessmacher will also both be returning later this year.
The quartet will represent a carnival-like stable, with a photo of them (shown above) having surfaced online in the last few days.
The two intriguing looking characters pictured in the back on stilts will not be wrestlers in the group, but will instead be used during The Menagerie’s entrance.
But who is making up this new team?
Meanwhile, the masked figure is in fact former TNA Global Champion Rob Terry.
Crazzy Steve is Canadian wrestler by the name of Steve Scott. He previously participated in a Gut Check competition back in 2012 and has a parculiar obsession with balloons.
They are not the only newcomers to TNA however.
TNA introduced another new face last Thursday on Impact Wrestling, when Bram confronted Magnus backstage.
Bram, who is played by 27-year-old Kenneth Cameron, is best known from his time working WWE’s developmental territories Florida Championship Wrestling and NXT Wrestling.
Magnus greeted Bram like an old friend, but Bram was not so quick to reciprocate. Bram called Magnus a sorry excuse for the man he used to know, and called his fellow Brit an embarrassment to himself, his family and their country.
He asked Magnus if he remembered the good old days – the booze, women, and fights.
Bram told him that he had gone soft, shoving Magnus aggressively against a locker, before calming down and informing him that he was at TNA for Magnus’ own good.
Bram’s arrival followed the latest angry outburst from Magnus, who went to the ring to criticise MVP’s decision to not include him in the mini-tournament recently, which determined who would be the next challenger for Eric Young’s World Heavyweight Championship.
While there, he was tackled in the ring by Abyss, who forced Magnus to make a quick escape when he grabbed Janice from underneath the ring.
With a host of ne characters appearing recently it certainly promises much for the future of TNA.
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