To some people he was Marcus Bagwell, one half of the “American Males” in World Championship Wrestling, with Scotty Riggs. But to the rest of the world he was and still is Buff “The Stuff” Bagwell. And word on the street is that he is in talks of coming to Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling.
According to a recent media interview, Bagwell was asked about any possibility of having a future with Impact Wrestling. Bagwell stated:
Me and Eric [Bischoff] are talking. Sting wants me to come down there and work for TNA. So we are in talks, we are waiting for me to get back to 100%. We are about 2 weeks out. I just spoke to Sting yesterday. So Eric is gonna bring me down and talk to me and just see what happens, so I am in the mix with maybe going back to TNA now.
As any wrestling fan knows, you never know the truth until it is in the middle of the squared circle. Unfortunately, wrestling fans are no stranger to being “worked” by their heroes of the ring. However, its still interesting speculation as to whether or not we will see the return of Buff The Stuff.
Bagwell is no stranger to TNA. Bagwell made several appearances in TNA during the the early year of the organization in 2002 and 2003. Later on, Bagwell made a short return to the TNA ring to tag team with Sting in 2006. Unbeknownst to many wrestling fans, Bagwell did have a WWE match as well. In 2001, after the WWE’s purchase of WCW, Bagwell had a match with Booker T on Monday Night Raw (that was a Monday Night Nitro Segment Experiment), where Bagwell lost to the WCW World Champion/US Champion. That would be the last we would see Bagwell in a WWE Ring.
Bagwell could make a vital resource to the TNA roster. Even thought TNA has a tendency of putting championship gold on their older competitors, this could be used effectively to help boost other wrestlers. It will be interesting to see what TNA does with Bagwell, should he choose to sign. But lets hope this will be for the better and not the typical TNA falls that we have seen occur in the past. Only time will tell.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer For Rant Sports