This Thursday, March 14, "IMPACT WRESTLING" will be LIVE on SpikeTV as we return to Chicago and the Sears Centre Arena on March 14. Chicago's Sears Centre Arena was home to "Bound For Glory 2008" setting, at the time, the highest TNA attendance record.
- Thursday's huge IMPACT will feature the aftermath of the Lockdown event! Tune in for footage and news as the fallout continues on SpikeTV!
- Not only did Bully Ray win the World Heavyweight Championship in the main event at Lockdown, but he shocked the wrestling world by revealing he was the President of the Aces and 8s all along! The new World Champion – along with his Aces and 8s – will be at Thursday's LIVE IMPACT! How will Hulk Hogan and his daughter Brooke react to what happened? Will Bully Ray and The Aces have hell to pay on Thursday – or are they about to completely dominate TNA and IMPACT WRESTLING?
- Team TNA was triumphant in the Lethal Lockdown match, as Sting led his warriors in a win over The Aces and 8s – but with Bully Ray now champion, the Aces are stronger than ever!
- Plus, Thursday's LIVE IMPACT will feature the return of AJ Styles! The question is, what will AJ say to the wrestling world after his recent disappearance? What does his future hold – and what is the story behind the recent footage captured by TNA cameras?
-- Promoting Thursday night's live episode of iMPACT! at the the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago, Illinois, Christopher Daniels spoke to RedEyeChicago.com, where "The Fallen Angel" discussed the difficulties of TNA competing with WWE.
",The truth of the matter is sometimes it's hard to be different from the WWE when you're trying to gain those same viewers," said Daniels. "Sometimes there's a tendency to sort of follow in the footsteps of the WWE. And so it's sort of a fine line where you want to be recognizable as professional wrestling but you also want to set yourself apart from what some people consider the standard of professional wrestling, which is the WWE.
"I think the challenge for us as individuals is [to] try to stand out," he said. "Try to get people talking. Try to get that word of mouth out about our product. Not just ourselves but the entire roster as a whole. Trying to get people talking about the differences in our talent. The differences in terms of the stories we're telling in the ring. Trying to get some buzz about the things that we're doing."
Battle-hardened veterans have been a staple of TNA dating back to the promotion's inception in 2002. Daniels, who is 42-years-old, defended older wrestlers being placed in the spotlight.
"You see someone like Kurt Angle, who has had immeasurable success in professional wrestling as a whole, going out there and doing his best to try and make people aware of the product—you can't help but give 110 percent in that same respect," Daniels said.
Tara is also profiled in the piece, and discussed transferring from WWE to TNA four years ago. To read the article, click here.