It has been less than a month since Christopher Daniels announced that he was officially a free agent. Yesterday was also the final appearance of Frankie Kazarian with TNA Impact Wrestling as well, and he is officially a free agent now as well. According to Wrestle View on Sunday, Kazarian and Daniels may reunite their tag team in Ring of Honor shortly.
Much like other departed TNA Impact Wrestling stars like AJ Styles, Chris Sabin and Christopher Daniels, Kazarian is a TNA original, and has been with the company for almost a decade. Kazarian started with the company in 2003, its second year of existence. His nickname at the time was “The Future,” which happened to be the exact same as Sabin’s.
Kazarian competed in the first ever Ultimate X match against Sabin and Michael Shane, the cousin of “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels. He left TNA in 2005 and went to the WWE where he wrestled in Ohio Valley, the company’s developmental territory at the time. It was here that names like John Cena, Batista and Brock Lesnar graduated from. He went to the main roster but left a short time later when he learned the cruiserweight division was not being revived.
Kazarian returned to the indies and made his TNA Impact Wrestling return in 2006, where he has wrestled ever since. From 2008-2010, Kazarian wasn’t seen in the company at all. Instead, a new masked wrestler named Suicide showed up in TNA, which was Kazarian under the mask. This is not the same Suicide that wrestles in TNA Impact Wrestling now, as Kazarian dropped the gimmick and returned as himself in 2010.
In 2012, Kazaian and Christopher Daniels began teaming up as Bad Influence and quickly became one of the most talented tag teams in the company. That makes them sticking together as a tag team an obvious plan of action. Daniels wrestled in Ring of Honor when that company started and left when TNA Impact Wrestling severed ties with Ring of Honor. AJ Styles is also wrestling part time in Ring of Honor as well.