TNA announced on last night’s episode of Impact Wrestling a monthly ‘Open Fight Night’ special of the show.
The Open Fight Nights will be different from regular episodes of Impact Wrestling as TNA will introduce one outside talent per month to take part in an on-air tryout called a ‘Gut Check challenge’. They’ll be judged by three TNA officials, and should they impress, will be offered a TNA contract.
Also on Open Fight Nights, any member of the roster can call out another wrestler for a match and that person must compete. TNA champions, including Gail Kim, ODB and Eric Young, must also be ready to compete as they may be forced to put their titles on the line on Open Fight Nights.
Of course, it could be interesting to see a potential non-TNA female appear on Impact Wrestling and vie for a contract. It seems that given TNA’s deal with Ohio Valley Wrestling to be their developmental territory, talents competing in the Gut Check challenges will likely come from there. OVW’s current roster includes CJ Lane, Taeler Hendrix, the Blossom Twins, Epiphany and former TNA Knockout, Sojo Bolt.
TNA has previously used non-contracted females in on-air segments during Awesome Kong’s (now Kharma in WWE) open challenges in 2008. During that period, talent including Serena Deeb, Sojo (who was later signed) and Daffney (also later signed) appeared on Impact.
Watch the announcement on last night’s show:
Which female talents would you like to see invited to compete in a Gut Check on Impact?