IMPACT Wrestling has officially announced the signing of ex-WWE star Santino Marella, following the former Intercontinental Champion’s appearance at Hard To Kill 2023.
At the January 13 pay-per-view, Marella was introduced as the Director of Authority.
With his new role, Marella restarted the Digital Media Championship bout after the challenger Moose cheated to pin champion Joe Hendry.
IMPACT has now taken to social media to confirm that Santino Marella has officially signed with the promotion.
Marella previously noted that he was reconsidering his wrestling future, noting that he feels his days as an in-ring competitor are behind him.
The former WWE star wasn’t the only name to join IMPACT this weekend, with Frankie Kazarian confirming that he has signed a long-term deal with the promotion at Hard To Kill.
PWInsider has reported that Kazarian had been granted his AEW release following his match against Josh Alexander at Over Drive in November 2022.