Identity of TNA Gut Check Competitor, Shaq Appears On Impact, Jeff Hardy On Xplosion

– The wrestler who competed in the Gut Check match against Douglas Williams on Impact is 18 year old wrestler Evan Markopoulos. TNA are asking fans to vote on his future on their website. He has wrestled in the Northeast as Elia Markopoulos.

– NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal appeared in a backstage segment with Hulk Hogan to kick off last night’s Impact Wrestling. Shaq, Hogan and Dixie Carter had been teasing on Twitter that he was there to have Hogan’s back against Aces & 8s.

– Jeff Hardy vs. Kazarian was taped last night to air on TNA Xplosion.