TNA announces first-ever UK title tournament
Nov 23, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
One TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstar will get a World Heavyweight Title shot in a special match-up in the UK this January. An eight-man MAXIMUM IMPACT Tournament is ongoing on TNA Xplosion, at 10pm on Challenge TV, and carries on each Wednesday night until there is one wrestler left standing. Challenge can be found on Freeview channel 46, Sky channel 125 and Virgin Media channel 139.
The winner will then get the chance to challenge for the World Championship – currently held by Bobby Roode – at either TNA’s MAXIMUM IMPACT 2012 live event in Nottingham (January 26), Manchester (Jan 27) or London (Jan 28).
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstars taking part in the Challenge TV MAXIMUM IMPACT Tournament include British wrestler Magnus, Eric Young, Kazarian and Christopher Daniels. The other four names will be announced shortly.
TNA President Dixie Carter said: “Our UK fans have been so loyal and dynamic since we launched TNA on Challenge TV – and we wanted to bring them a big thank you during our January Tour of the UK.
“A TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstar will win a World Heavyweight Title shot, which is a first for a TNA event outside the US,” Carter said. “The MAXIMUM IMPACT tournament, which fans can follow every Wednesday on TNA Xplosion, will be one that people will not want to miss. We always have a surprise or two, so stay tuned to TNA IMPACT WRESTLING and TNA Xplosion on Challenge TV and we are looking forward to seeing you all soon.”
Tickets for the MAXIMUM IMPACT Tour can be bought from www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051 or www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 826 2826. Full details of the events are:
Thursday 26 January
Nottingham Capital FM Arena
0844 412 4624
Friday 27 January
Manchester MEN Arena
0844 847 8000
Saturday 28 January
London Wembley Arena
0844 815 0815
IMPACT WRESTLING superstars coming to the UK in January include Sting, Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode, Rob Van Dam, AJ Styles, Mr. Anderson, Velvet Sky, Mickie James, Gail Kim, Bully Ray, Samoa Joe, James Storm, Matt Morgan, Crimson, Gunner, Mexican America and more to be announced soon