Just prior to the 2023 Impact Wrestling Bound For Glory PPV event, former announcer Mike Tenay did an interview with PWInsider.com and commented on possibly returning…
“Would I have liked to have continued in the role (as TNA lead announcer before I was swapped out)? Yeah, probably for a couple more years. I reflect back on it and the funny thing is I’ve spent more reflection in the last couple of weeks, in terms of preparation for what I’m going to say (during the Hall of Fame speech). I’ve done more reflection in the last couple of weeks about my career than I have in the years since I’ve announced. In my head, I kind of moved on, and it’s actually been nice to reflect back and think of so many funny stories. Things that went down through the years in terms of — and I know it went on forever on that but in terms of me coming back, would I ever?
It’s the weirdest thing… I never wanted to have multiple retirements, come back, retirements. Pretty much everybody does in the history of professional wrestling. I felt like it was kind of a clean break. I follow everything religiously. I don’t think it would be that tough of a transition if I did want to come back. I don’t know if every company wants an old guy on their TV show. At the same time, would I rule any possibility of a comeback out? I would say no, I wouldn’t rule it out, but it would have to be under my terms. I don’t know that any company is willing to have it under my terms. It’s nothing that I really feel in my heart like I need to go back and do. Again, in this reflection of the last couple of weeks, I think I’m kind of happy with everything that I did. And I liked moving on from it. Right place, right time. I can’t say I never would do it, but it’s not something that takes up a lot of my time thinking about thinking, gosh, I need to get back to doing wrestling announcing.”
AN AUDIENCE WITH THE PROFESSOR: MIKE TENAY REFLECTS ON LIFE, OPPORTUNITIES, PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING, DON WEST & MORE AS HE PREPARES TO STEP INTO THE IMPACT WRESTLING HALL OF FAME | PWInsider.com
By Mike Johnson on 2023-10-20 01:39:00 This Saturday evening, Impact Wrestling will present the 2023 Bound for Glory PPV from Chicago, IL with a number of championship matches and grudges to be settled inside Cicero Stadium, but perhaps the most emotional moments of the night will come with the 2023 Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame ceremony as Traci Brooks, the late Don West and Mike Tenay will all be forever enshrined for their importance to the promotion.