TNA Wrestling have announced they will soon return to using a six-sided ring, following the results of a fan poll in which supporters were offered the opportunity to vote between a six or four sided ring.
For the first time since January 2010, when Hulk Hogan decreed that the company would use a traditional four-sided ring, TNA will be returning to its routes and using the ring that was first seen on their television broadcasts.
An official TNA statement read: “Fans voted and the TNA Board of Directors listened! Beginning at our New York tapings, the 6-sided ring returns to IMPACT Wrestling!
“Last week, IMPACTWrestling.com posted a poll for the fans to vote on their favourite TNA ring, 4-sides or 6-sides.
“We can now report that the TNA Board of Directors requested this information during a series of closed door meetings regarding the future of TNA Wrestling.
“Fans voted overwhelmingly for one of the options and this was presented to the Board during another private meeting today.
“Giving the fans a major voice in the decision, the TNA Board of Directors has just revealed to IMPACTWrestling.com their decision to reintroduce the 6-sided ring!
“Effective immediately, the new 6-sided ring is set to debut at the upcoming IMPACT television taping at New York City’s famed Manhattan Center.”
The New York City tapings are already well underway and will be appearing on TV screens in both the US and the UK in the coming weeks as the dramatic fall-out from TNA’s Slammiversary pay-per-view continues.
MVP will be looking to continue his domination over the company, backed by his new World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley, who defeated former Champion Eric Young on last week’s edition of Impact Wrestling.
However, he will now have Olympic Gold Medallist Kurt Angle to contend with, following the Board of Director’s storyline-based decision to install the Warrior’s as MVP’s replacement as Director of Wrestling Operations.
TNA are now poised for an intriguing face-off between MVP, Lashley and Kenny King, with Angle and his team of supporters – including Young and the recently reinstated Bobby Roode, who had been serving a storyline suspension.
On top of that, the Bound for Glory Series is about to get underway, with TNA announcing that their biggest pay-per-view of the year will be taking place in Japan in October.
All the single’s wrestlers will be looking to earn their place in the tournament that has previously seen Jeff Hardy and A.J. Styles successfully challenge for the World Title.
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