TNA President Dixie Carter has revealed that Bellator star Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, who defeated fellow TNA alumni King Mo last weekend, is set for a return to pro wrestling.
Late last week Carter tweeted: “Sounds like Rampage Jackson is ready for the Bellator 120 PPV on Saturday AND to come back to Impact Wrestling!”
The 35-year-old former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion has won all three of his matches since his debut with Bellator MMA, and has an overall career record of 35-11. Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal, who also remains contracted to TNA, is 12-4.
A short interview with Jackson also appeared on the TNA’s official website, in which he expressed his overwhelming desire to return: “I don’t care who is in front of me, but I’ve got some unfinished business in the ring, and everyone better be ready for Rampage.”
Jackson first appeared on TNA in June 2013, entering into a verbal confrontation with Kurt Angle. However, the following week, Jackson saved Angle from an attack by the villainous Aces & Eights stable.
This led to Jackson being inducted into the reformed Main Event Mafia the following month, alongside Angle, Sting, Samoa Joe and Magnus. He and the Mafia then played a key role in Bully Ray dropping the World Heavyweight Title to Chris Sabin.
Despite the attempts of Jackson, Ray regained the World Title from Sabin just four weeks later, when Tito Ortiz – Jackson’s fellow Bellator fighter – attacked him and joined the Aces & Eights.
Jackson made his in-ring debut in a five-on-five tag team match in late August, when The Main Event Mafia (minus Angle) and A.J. Styles defeated the Aces & Eights. Styles pinned Devon for the win, forcing him out of TNA in the process.
This also proved to be Jackson’s final appearance to date. He was pulled from the company at No Surrender on 12th September, ahead of his proposed Bellator 106 fight with Ortiz, which was eventually cancelled due to an injury to Ortiz.
Meanwhile, it has been over 18 months since King Mo last appeared for TNA. The 33-year-old served as a special guest enforcer for a street fight between Bobby Roode and James Storm at the 2012 Bound for Glory pay-per-view.
Despite their lengthy absences, both men’s profiles have remained on the official TNA website, and fans will no doubt be hoping that the two men could repeat their recent Bellator clash at the upcoming Slammiversary pay-per-view, which takes place on 15th June.
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