Frankie Kazarian appeared at IMPACT’s Hard to Kill pay-per-view and stated he has signed a long-term deal.
Kazarian showed up after the IMPACT tag title match and shook hands with the Motor City Machine Guns after their win.
Kazarian proceeded to the ring and stated he was a guest in this house the last time he was here and then went back to where he was and was surrounded by “strangers that he thought were his friends and something didn’t seem right.”
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— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 14, 2023
He said he had a decision to make and he could sit idly by and keep his mouth shut while becoming complacent, or he could bet on himself and revealed that he has signed a long-term deal with IMPACT Wrestling.
The 45-year-old first worked for TNA/IMPACT in 2003 and returned in 2006 and wrestled for the promotion until 2014.
After leaving Ring of Honor in 2018, he was among the first talents to sign with All Elite Wrestling along with long-time partner Christopher Daniels.
He won the X Division title last October at IMPACT’s Bound for Glory and cashed it in using “Option C” to challenge Josh Alexander for the IMPACT title at last November’s Over Drive event.
Kazarian’s last match with AEW was on December 21st where he wrestled Konosuke Takeshita on AEW Dark Elevation in San Antonio, Texas.