Nashville, Tenn. - (January 17, 2013 ) - TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is launching #GutCheckChallenge, creating an interactive experience by letting fans decide the one previous "Gut Check" participant who is most deserving of appearing on IMPACT WRESTLING's "Gut Check" segment on Spike TV.
ImpactWrestling.com will host the #GutCheckChallenge with fans interacting to decide the ultimate winner. A tournament format will be open to past participants in the "Gut Check" seminars with videos, short bios and more. This format will give fans a direct impact on who wins the #GutCheckChallenge. Fans will learn about the different participants and ultimately choose their favorite to advance.
The tournament will be staged in rounds with fans voting to decide who will advance in each round until the final matchup – and winner - is ultimately decided.
In the spring of 2012, IMPACT WRESTLING brought "Gut Check" to Spike TV. This competition sees an aspiring wrestler get a chance to tell their story, have a match and be evaluated with the ultimate goal of earning an IMPACT WRESTLING roster contract. Alex Silva, Taeler Hendrix, Sam Shaw, Wes Brisco, Christian York, Crimson and Jesse Sorensen have all passed their "Gut Check" to earn a spot on the Impact Roster. Now the competition is getting even bigger.
The judging panel (Sr. VP of Talent Relations Bruce Prichard, Sr. Director of Talent Relations Al Snow, and former Two-Time World Champion Taz) will evaluate wrestlers' performance and give their final verdict on IMPACT. Fans are asked to answer this one simple question: Which participant is most deserving of appearing on the "Gut Check" segment on Impact Wrestling?