Well, that was fast.
"Rampage" apparently didn't have too wait long.
Tonight (Thurs., June 6, 2013), Jackson made his debut on TNA Impact Wrestling on Spike TV, just two days removed from inking a hybrid deal that will also see him compete in mixed martial arts (MMA) under the Bellator banner. Jackson set up his entrance to the ring with his signature werewolf howl, high-fiving diminutive fans on his walk down the ramp.
Once he reached the ring, Jackson reiterated his happiness with his new deal with the in-ring announcer, the same rap he raved about in the media conference call right here, before revealing that "in order to be the best, he wanted to beat the best."
The UFC wannabe, and Olympic wrestling gold medalist (1996), followed him into the ring and issued a warning that "Rampage" might be the best elsewhere (like the Octagon), but that he was in over his head in his new capacity.
Even though the fictitious storylines are already underway, Jackson has no set date for an actual Bellator or TNA debut. However, if former Strikeforce champion, Muhammed Lawal, is any kind of barometer, Jackson will first compete in MMA as he simultaneously learns the finer points of professional wrestling.