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– Tonight during the TNA iMPACT broadcast, which was taped last Thursday (February 24th), fans saw the company return of Steve “Sting” Borden, who has not been with the company for several months. In fact, for a few months, he was a free agent and the 2/21/11 vignettes that TNA’s competitor, WWE, aired hinting that the Undertaker was going to return made many within the industry think that Sting was going to sign for WWE for the first time in his career.
In the end, however, he did not, and he re-signed a reported one-year contract with TNA Wrestling. Tonight, the company decided to put him in a World Championship match against Jeff Hardy in the main event of the show, which took place outside of Orlando, Florida only for the second time in the history of TNA’s long-running television series. The last moments of the broadcast saw Sting celebrating with the TNA World Championship. Sting had previously won the championship belt two times in the past.
– Shark Boy announced today that he requested his release from TNA Wrestling, and his request was granted. Here is his statement:
“I have officially requested and been granted my release from TNA Wrestling. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at TNA for giving me the opportunity to perform in front of their audience since the very early days of the company. Thanks especially to the great TNA fans who have given me their support throughout the past eight years… Now on to the next chapter!”
– Indy wrestling promotion CHIKARA sent out the following today: “TNA star Amazing Red makes his CHIKARA debut at King of Trios 2011! The weekend of April 15, 16 and 17th will see 48 wrestlers converge on the former ECW Arena in South Philadelphia for the monstrous King of Trios 2011! In all, 16 trios will compete across the three days, until just one is left standing. Joining us this year is a trio captained by TNA star The Amazing Red! This revolutionary high-flyer will team with the Maximos for tournament action!”