TNA Impact Wrestling coming to B’ham today
by James Phillips
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Impact Wrestling stars Christopher Daniels, left, and Kazarian, known as Bad Influence, are among wrestlers on the card tonight in Birmingham.
Impact Wrestling stars Christopher Daniels, left, and Kazarian, known as Bad Influence, are among wrestlers on the card tonight in Birmingham.
The superstars of TNA Impact Wrestling will invade the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham tonight.

The event is a part of “The Road to Slammiversary World Tour.” Bell time for tonight’s card is 7:30 p.m.

Wrestlers expected on the card include TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray, Bobby Roode, Chavo Guerrero Jr., “Cowboy” James Storm, “The Fallen Angel,” Christopher Daniels, Joseph Park, Knockout Champion Velvet Sky and many more.

Daniels, a TNA mainstay, said he’s looking forward to the Birmingham event.

“Birmingham has been a hotbed for TNA for the last few years,” Daniels said. “Southern pro wrestling fans are always involved in the matches. They are emotionally attached, and they are quick to let you know whether they love you or hate you.”

Daniels is one of the most accomplished athletes in Impact Wrestling history. He is a multi-time X Division and Tag Team champion. He is one of the “originals” who debuted with TNA in 2002.

Daniels currently teams with Kazarian, with the duo being known as Bad Influence. Despite currently being mostly a tag team wrestler, Daniels said he is expecting to be in singles competition in Birmingham.

“Whoever my opponent ends up being, I expect to put a beatdown of biblical proportions on him,” Daniels said. “Once I’m finished with my match, I’ll be the good looking bald guy sitting in the back, sipping on an appletini.”

Park, who joined TNA in early 2012, is the brother of the organization’s resident monster Abyss, who hadn’t been seen since January 2012 until last night’s Impact show on Spike TV.

Park, an attorney, is still getting used to competing in the ring. He made his debut earlier this year, defeating Robbie E for his first victory.

Park said he’s excited about the trip to Birmingham, because of the city’s rich wrestling history.

“Birmingham, Ala., is an area that has been a part of wrestling history,” he said. “Some of the greatest wrestlers in the history of the business got their start in that area.”

Park said he expects to “mix it up” tonight with some of the members of Aces and Eights, a stable of wrestlers trying to take over Impact Wrestling.

“The TNA guys have got to be united in this battle against Aces and Eights,” Park said. “This group wants to run the show. We’ve got to stand up and fight. I plan to do just that in Birmingham.”

Tickets for tonight’s show are available at or by phone at 205-994-2534. They will also be available at the door. Tickets start at $15, and fans who purchase a $65 ticket will receive an early-entry autograph session with select Impact Wrestling superstars at 5:30 p.m.

Daniels said the interaction with fans is what sets TNA apart from other wrestling organizations.

“I enjoy getting to spend time with our fans,” he said. “We do a lot of things to get the fans involved, and I can’t wait to visit with some of the fans in Birmingham.”

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