Official press release for TNA’s taping at Wembley Arena
Jan 11, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING TO BE TAPED FOR TELEVISION LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA
London (Wednesday January 11, 2012): Top-rated Challenge TV show TNA IMPACT WRESTLING will be recorded at London’s Wembley Arena later this month – the first time the company has ever filmed the programme outside of the USA.
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstars including Sting, Kurt Angle, AJ Styles and TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode will shoot two all-new episodes at Wembley Arena on January 28 in front of thousands of British fans.
Sting’s appearance on the MAXIMUM IMPACT IV Tour will be his first in the UK in a decade and the final time he will wrestle in the country – with his last ever British match taking place at London’s Wembley Arena.
The shows will then be broadcast on Challenge TV in the UK and Ireland, Spike TV in the US and in more than 100 countries around the world. TNA IMPACT WRESTLING airs every Sunday night on Challenge TV, which can be found on Sky channel 125, Freeview channel 46 and Virgin Media channel 139.
The line-up of wrestlers for the Wembley Arena taping will also include James Storm, Bully Ray, Crimson, Samoa Joe, Gunner, Velvet Sky, Gail Kim, Madison Rayne, Mickie James, Tara, Doug Williams, Magnus, Mark Haskins, Austin Aries, Alex Shelley, Matt Morgan, Kazarian and Christopher Daniels.
Prior to the show, the TNA MAXIMUM IMPACT IV UK Tour visits Nottingham (January 26) and Manchester (January 27) for live events. The TNA IMPACT WRESTLING and Xplosion television cameras will be at both to capture elements of the Tour.
TNA President Dixie Carter said: “The show at Wembley Arena will be a truly historic night for everyone at TNA IMPACT WRESTLING and all of our amazing British fans.
“This decision has been years in the making and I’m so excited to announce it is finally happening on January 28.”
“We are just a few tickets away from the London show setting a TNA attendance record, so I hope everyone spreads the word. If you are a fan of TNA, this will be one night you won’t want to miss.”
Barbara Gibbon, Challenge’s Head of Channel, added: “It’s a wonderful opportunity for Challenge’s loyal TNA viewers to see their favourite sports entertainment shows in a UK context for the first time ever.”
Tickets for TNA IMPACT WRESTLING UK Tour can be bought from www.gigsandtours.com
MAXIMUM IMPACT TOUR CONTACT DETAILS
British Press: Simon Rothstein on 07740 647 764, firstname.lastname@example.org
International Press: Jules Wortman on 00 1 615 244 5557 , email@example.com
ABOUT TNA IMPACT WRESTLING
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling, airing in over 100 countries worldwide.
Join Hulk Hogan, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, Olympic Gold Medallist Kurt Angle, Sting, Bobby Roode, James Storm, the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts and the no-limits X-Division for IMPACT WRESTLING every Sunday night at 9pm on Challenge TV.
For more information on IMPACT WRESTLING, visit www.IMPACTWRESTLING.com
TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Challenge is available on Sky channel 125, Freeview 46 and Virgin Media 139.