3 Key Points
- TNA Wrestling unveils new World Tag Team Championship belts during rebranding phase.
- X-Division Championship also updated, reflecting the organization’s evolving identity.
- Champions Chris Bey and Ace Austin set to defend their titles at TNA Hard to Kill event.
New Era for TNA Wrestling
TNA Wrestling has undergone a remarkable transformation, now showcasing its latest achievement: brand new championship belts. In a significant step for the promotion, Impact Wrestling has adopted its former name, TNA Wrestling, and is enhancing its championship lineage with fresh designs.
X-Division Championship Redesign
On January 8, 2024, the X-Division Championship’s new look was joined by the updated TNA World Tag Team Championships, proudly presented by Scott D’Amore.
Unveiling the New Championships
A video, linked below, captures the moment D’Amore bestowed the newly designed belts upon Chris Bey and Ace Austin. D’Amore expressed his pride in their growth, from ambitious newcomers to world-class champions, stressing the importance of the belts reflecting their preeminence. “But, those belts don’t do you justice… guys, it’s TNA, it’s time for us to step up the game,” he asserted during the presentation.
Recognizing the significance of the moment, Ace Austin responded with equal fervor, “He’s right, we have grown up right here in Impact Wrestling, but now we’re ready. Now, it’s time for ABC to lead the next generation of tag team wrestling in TNA.” This transcription, provided for our viewers, is credited to WrestleTalk.com.
The Newly Designed Tag Team Belts
Chris Bey lauded the original belts as cool but immediately embraced the new design, describing it as “just too sweet.” The updated belts symbolize TNA’s commitment to innovation and excellence within the wrestling landscape.
Title Defense at Hard to Kill
The champions, Bey & Austin, known collectively as ABC, are set to defend their titles at TNA Hard to Kill on January 13, 2024. The event promises high stakes as they face formidable challengers including The Rascalz, Speedball Mountain, and the Grizzled Young Veterans, making it a must-see for TNA fans.
Bey & Austin are currently in their second tenure as TNA World Tag Team Champions, having clinched the titles from The Rascalz at Bound for Glory in October 2023. This successful run underscores their aptitude and charisma as enduring figures in TNA’s tag team division.