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Friday, 06/07/2013, 09:24 am

VIDEO | Rampage Jackson Made His TNA Wrestling Debut Yesterday And Here It Is

After much anticipation, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson makes his IMPACT WRESTLING debut on Spike TV. Watch IMPACT WRESTLING every Thursday night at 9/8c on Spike TV.


66 Responses to “VIDEO | Rampage Jackson Made His TNA Wrestling Debut Yesterday And Here It Is”

  1. MMACRAVER says:

    Well…. At least he’s still makin some money.

    Dude got kids. (1 of which is albino)

  2. Shawn says:

    Rampage’s character and personality totally fits Pro Wrestling. Makes me want to start watching again just to see him. lol! And I think Kurt just had a pincher in that last exchange. Aaaa-oooooo!

  3. David says:

    The problem I have, is the company that he wrestles for, TNA Wrestling, and what this potentially opens up the door for.

    This opens up the door for a potential Pride FC situation, and let me explain what I mean. Rampage’s contract with both companies[Bellator and TNA Wrestling] is through Viacom/Spike TV. Even though Viacom/Spike TV does not have any stake in TNA Wrestling, They do pay some of the higher salaries of the premiere wrestlers such as Hulk Hogan, Jeff Hardy, King Mo, etc… Also, Rampage now fights for Bellator which is owned by Viacom.

    So, where the whole Pride FC situation comes into play is like this: This potentially opens up the door for “cross promoting”, TNA Wrestlers appearing on Bellator to Promote, and Bellator Fighters appearing on TNA Wrestling to promote events. Then you get into Bellator fighters coming over to TNA and wrestling. Then to prove how “legit tough” they are, you’d have some TNA Wrestlers “encouraged” to go over to Bellator and fight legit MMA fighters similar to how New Japan Pro Wrestling wrestlers were “encouraged” to take fights in Pride FC. Then if by chance some TNA Wrestler beats a Bellator fighter, you get into the whole fight rigging talk since Viacom owns Bellator, and works closely with TNA Wrestling. And that could very well hurt the sport of MMA.

    • NardoC64 says:

      Very interesting observation.

    • Thom1 says:

      let Viacom do their thing, it doesnt hurt the UFC at all. Not even a little. Plus we havent seen any pro wrestlers in Bellator as far as I know. At the end of the day the true MMA top talent will be at the UFC (with the exception of some of the lighter weight classes, thats up for debate at this point), and with the UFC having a rival they cant just buy out I think it will benefit fighters pay all around, when you can easily say ” well if the UFC is paying X but Bellator is offering a higher Y, then I’ll take my chances there.” Also King Mo and Rampage peforming in pro wrestling wouldve most likely happened regardless of Viacom, its a childhood dream of both of them.

  4. Dan Jenkins says:

    It’s a valid concern David but in my opinion it all comes down to this, unlike pro wrestling mma is a true competition although we have some fighters refusing fights it’s not at the point boxing is (not yet). The reason I believe some fighters refuse fights could be injuries, bad match ups and because they don’t want to lose fights because to really get anywhere you have to win fights, so throwing a fight is not a smart career move and the aim of 90 per cent of fighters is to get to the ufc. Also pride was found to have some ties to the yakuza which is why it’s no wonder fight fixing and steroids were rampant throughout the promotion

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