Today (Dec. 26), they announced that former WWE NXT UK Tag Team champions James Drake & Zack Gibson will be debuting for them at Hard To Kill — the Jan. 13 event in Las Vegas that’s the centerpiece of the weekend the promotion will officially change its name back to TNA from Impact Wrestling.
Gibson & Drake are once again going by Grizzled Young Veterans after working in NXT as Rip Fowler & Jagger Reid of The Dyad. The veteran English wrestlers left WWE when their contracts expired back in October and have been working on the independents ever since.
In a promo accompanying the announcement, it’s seems the Veterans aren’t over their time in WWE (and/or they’re using their resentment as part of their act). They also call out The Rascalz (Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel) and reigning Impact Tag champs ABC (Ace Austin & Chris Bey), and make it clear they’re coming for the belts.
BREAKING: @JamesDrakePro and @ZackGibsonGYV will make their TNA debut at #HardToKill on January 13 LIVE on PPV from the Palms in Las Vegas!— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 26, 2023
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Excited to see Gibson & Drake cross the line?