Ken Shamrock returning to Impact Wrestling for Vegas TV tapings

The first-ever NWA-TNA Champion is returning home for the first time in 15 years.

Former WWE and UFC star Ken Shamrock confirmed via Twitter Friday that he will be part of Impact Wrestling’s two nights of TV tapings at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas, NV, on September 5th and 6th.

It’s unclear whether the 55-year-old will be wrestling during that weekend or if he’s confirmed for both shows. He has been getting into it on Twitter with Moose for several days, and his appearance in Vegas could be a build to a match between the two at October’s Bound For Glory show in Chicago.

As part of the 2002 launch of NWA-TNA, Shamrock won the vacant NWA World title in June 2002 and was recognized as their first champion, leaving after losing the belt to Ron Killings a few months later. He returned for a short stint in 2004 and has worked sparingly in independents over the past few years.

In July, he announced the launch of Valor, his own bare knuckle fighting promotion that will kick off in late-September