The story of Knux and his carnival family

The story of Knux has unquestionably been the best part of TNA programming over the past month or so. Why? Because no one can figure out just what the hell is going on with this guy, despite the fact that we were given multiple video packages designed to provide back story for the reintroduction of his character following the disbanding of Aces and 8s.

The spoilers for upcoming episodes of Impact tell us Knux will re-debut on the May 8 episode, which gives us time for one more video package this coming Thursday night (May 2). In the meantime, let's break down the previous four installments of the series, shown in the playlist above.

- Knux goes home to see his family

Knux is shown driving while giving an interview explaining he's headed home after getting a call from an old childhood friend, a female he apparently had a thing with but they never made promises to each other. Her calling signaled Knux that something must be seriously wrong, prompting his decision to head back to the land whence he came. He reveals his family runs a small carnival and his father wanted him to follow in dear old dad's footsteps but Knux had his own dreams, namely to be a professional wrestler. Dad doesn't agree with it, so the two have been estranged for a number of years. Knux doesn't feel great about this.

- Knux comes home to a family in shambles

We see Knux walking in what appears to be a warehouse with his female friend. There is a ton of wreckage all around and we're told it's all damage from THE FLOOD. Knux seems overwhelmed by the state of the various "money making" games that no longer make money. He didn't realize how bad it was until seeing it with his own eyes. He wonders aloud how his old man is handling things and his female friend scolds him for not understanding the situation. She doesn't appreciate his having left to pursue his dream, allowing his family to drown (not literally) in THE FLOOD. She wants to have a talk with him, but he needs to find his father and hash it out with him first.

- Knux tries to work out issues with his dad

After previously revealing that they hadn't been in touch for over two years, Knux finds his father to hash things out. His dad is upset because Knux was supposed to take over the family business. The problem, of course, is that he never wanted to do so. He wanted to follow his dream of being a pro wrestler. Dad asks if his son can spend some time to help put the pieces back together. After all, a lot of people were now out of work because of THE FLOOD. Knux agrees to stay for a few days to get the show back on the road.

- Knux is returning to TNA -- and she's coming with him

We see Knux's female friend doing fire tricks and the two making up. He tells her he's proud of her but he can't stick around. He has to follow his heart and go back to Impact Wrestling. She comes to a realization that she's going to be supportive now. She let him go once but she won't let him go twice. She's coming back with him.

At the Sacrifice pay-per-view (PPV) this past Sunday night, they showed another video with Knux and his female friend, who we're told is named Rebel, and they're headed back to TNA. But not before they pick up two more people -- Crazzy Steve and The Freak.

The TNA website is promising more info this coming Thursday night, so we'll likely be introduced to these new characters then.

However, a picture is already circulating online of the entire carny crew:

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You're dying to see them in action, aren't you?

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