Impact Wrestling and TNA have had a revolving door for talent over the years. Many wrestlers have come and gone. To celebrate the biggest names that arrived, Impact posted the top 5 debuts in company history.
5. Jeff Hardy
Counting down the Top 5 Debuts in IMPACT History!— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 19, 2020
5. Jeff Hardy debuts to challenge AJ Styles in 2004. pic.twitter.com/GVuIzmC15Y
Jeff Hardy’s exuberant dancing is worth watching that clip.
4. Michael Elgin
Even though Big Mike is great in the ring, I’m not sure his initial debut belongs at #4. He’s not someone I recognize right away and get excited for in a surprise debut.
3. Christian Cage
3. Christian Cage declined an offer to join Team Canada when he debuted at Genesis 2005 pic.twitter.com/a8LEROVW0Q— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 19, 2020
Christian made his peeps pop. The teamwork table 3-D with the Dudleys was a nice touch, especially since it was on Jeff Jarrett.
That’s a shocker that Pentagon would become World Champion in his Impact debut. It is too bad Pentagon only had the belt for two days and never got a chance to carry the ball.
1. Kurt Angle
1. Kurt Angle’s legendary debut and confrontation with Samoa Joe pic.twitter.com/iE9MtgsbDR— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 19, 2020
Forget the debut. This is an awesome moment in and of itself. Angle drawing blood off a headbutt is the kind of thing that would make me want to buy the PPV.
Do you agree with Impact’s list? How would you shuffle the order? Is there a big debut missing? Who would you like see become Impact’s next major debut?