TNA's Impact Wrestling returns to the York Fair — this time for the fair's historic 250th running — to show off its amazing and athletic Stars and Knockouts. Let's meet some of the roster members who are expected to be on the card, which serves as a prelude to TNA's upcoming super-show, Bound For Glory:
As the script goes, Ethan Carter III is TNA Impact Wrestling owner Dixie Carter's spoiled nephew. Since signing with the organization in late 2013, EC3 has used outside interference and other underhanded tactics to retain an undefeated streak alive.
On June 25, EC3 defeated former Olympic gold medal winner Kurt Angle to gain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship for the first time in his career.
He now faces top challenger Drew Galloway on Oct. 4 in North Carolina at the Bound For Glory pay-per-view event.
Real name: Michael Hutter
Weight: 250 lbs.
Bram, who wears the Egyptian Eye of Horus on his wrestling trunks, seems to have a mean streak and enjoys no-disqualification matches. According to the TNA website, Bram is "an extremely violent and dangerous hooligan, Bram's dangerous side became evident following a heinous attack on Willow during the May 8 edition of IMPACT."
In real life, he is married to WWE wrestler Ashley "Charlotte" Fliehr, wrestling legend Ric Flair's daughter.
Real name: Thomas Raymond Latimer
Weight: 215 lbs.
Roode is the current TNA King of the Mountain champion (the belt secondary to the world championship) and is also a former world champ, owning the longest reign in TNA history. Recently, Roode issued a beatdown on Rockstar Spud for ending the career of Roode's former tag-team partner, Austin Aries.
Roode's finishing maneuvers include the arm trap crossface and the Roode Bomb, a fireman's carry neckbreaker.
Roode also wrestles for House of Hardcore and Global Force Wrestling promotions.
Real name: Robert F. Roode Jr.
Weight: 240 lbs.
Kim, whose ring name is the same as her real one, has worked for both World Wrestling Entertainment and TNA Impact Wrestling over the past decade. For TNA, Kim became the inaugural TNA Women's Knockout Champion in October 2007. In 2012, Pro Wrestling Illustrated named Kim the number-one female wrestler in the world, according to wrestlinginc.com
In real life, Kim is married to Restaurant: Impossible host Robert Irvine,
Weight: 120 lbs.