Impact Wrestling tweeted out a photo on Thursday afternoon revealing that Anthem has decided to go back to using the four-sided traditional wrestling ring starting with the Impact TV tapings being held this week in Orlando at Universal Studios.
Since the beginning of the promotion in the NWA-TNA days back in 2002, the company began with a basic four-sided ring and transitioned to a six-sided ring in 2004 when they expanded into the Orlando market for Impact on Fox Sports Net and the weekly Wednesday night Pay Per View events at the Asylum.
When Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff were brought into the company in 2010, the company then switched back to a traditional four-sided ring. Bischoff was an openly vocal critic of the six-sided ring concept and viewed the ring as a “gimmick.” In 2014, the company went back to using the six-sided ring and had been ever since up until these tapings tonight.
You can check out the photo that Impact tweeted out below.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 10, 2018