As announced this week, TNA Impact is now known as TNA Impact Wrestling after the name change. The impact zone where the TNA TV shows are held, have been changed to reflect the rebranding. The Impact Zone has now got a completely new interior design to reflect on the switch to TNA Impact Wrestling. Among other things, the Entrance area have been re-made and the color scheme of the arena is now switched the colors of blue and gold. Furthermore, according to a producer of Spike TV, next week there will an all-new intro, new graphics and a new theme song for TNA Impact Wrestling..
The new TNA Impact Wrestling logo uses a mixture of blue and white colors while the old TNA Impact logo was primarily mixed with red, black and white colors. Of course the slogan has also been updated from “Cross The Line” to “Wrestling Matters Here”.
However there is currently confusion even within the TNA Wrestling company over the name change to “Impact Wrestling”. So far there has been conflicting accounts by several top TNA wrestlers and management staff regarding the name change. It would seem that the company has not held any formal meeting addressing the change, which would be a glaring mistake by TNA management.
TNA Star Kurt Angle in an interview with Busted Open Radio Show, had this to say about the name change when asked if the words “TNA” are dropped by the company: “Gone yeah. Impact Wrestling is the new name of the company.”
However TNA founder Jeff Jarrett Twitter message indicated that “TNA” was still part of the company name, he wrote : “Impact…it’s now Impact Wrestling.” when asked “has TNA been renamed or only Impact”. In another tweet from Jeff Jarrett Twitter, he wrote “TNA Hwvy (Heavyweight) Champion” in response to a fan asking “So there is no more TNA? Is Sting Now the Impact World Heavyweight Champion”
In another statement that didn’t make any sense, David Sahadi (TNA Producer/Director) wrote on Twitter ‘No more TNA’ but ‘TNA is still the mothership’ in response to another confused TNA/Impact Wrestling fan.
TNA Wrestling registered the trademark of Impact Wrestling in February, indicating the move had been planned at least a few months before the announcement on this week’s TNA Impact. It is believe that the reference to “TNA” will be phased out slowly over the next few months on the TV programming. Regardless of the actual company name, fans will agree that TNA Impact Wrestling needs to deliver a far better product and quality PPV in order to compete with the WWE.