FIRST EVER INTERNATIONAL TNA PPV EVENTS TO BE HELD IN ENGLAND
- Global stars to compete for BRITISH EMPIRE CUP in Manchester
- Birmingham will host ONE NIGHT ONLY: JOKER’S WILD 2 show
- Huge IMPACT WRESTLING tapings set for Glasgow and London
- Kurt Angle, Rockstar Spud, Brooke and more added to UK Tour roster
London (Monday October 28, 2013): TNA IMPACT WRESTLING will tape its first ever international Pay-Per-View events in the UK, as part of the TNA MAXIMUM IMPACT VI Tour in January and February 2014.
TNA ONE NIGHT ONLY: BRITISH EMPIRE CUP will take place at the Manchester Phones 4u Arena on Friday January 31, with TNA ONE NIGHT ONLY: JOKER’S WILD 2 coming to the Birmingham NIA on Sunday February 2. The highly-anticipated PPV events, the first ever to be held outside of America, will be broadcast around the world later in 2014.
The addition of these events means that the TNA MAXIMUM IMPACT VI Tour will see four very special individual TNA tapings take place in the UK for the first time ever.
TNA previously announced that flagship weekly TV show IMPACT WRESTLING will be broadcast live from Glasgow’s new Hydro Arena on Thursday January 30, followed by a TV taping at Wembley Arena, London, on Saturday February 1.
TNA ONE NIGHT ONLY: BRITISH EMPIRE CUP will see eight of the world’s greatest wrestlers battle it out in a one-night tournament. Seven top TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstars will be joined by an eighth competitor, the winner of a TNA signature gauntlet battle royal featuring well-known British and international stars. The eight warriors will have to go through a gruelling and high-octane knockout competition to win the British Empire Cup, which will then be defended each year on TNA’s UK Tours. The event will also feature TNA’s lovely and lethal Knockouts fighting for their own trophy.
TNA ONE NIGHT ONLY: JOKER’S WILD 2 sees a first round of intriguing tag team matches, where old partners or bitter enemies may be drawn to work together. The victorious pairings then advance to a winner-takes-all gauntlet battle royal, where it’s every man for himself with a prize of £100,000 on the line to the last man standing.
TNA also today announces NINE more wrestlers for the MAXIMUM IMPACT VI Tour – Olympic Gold Medallist Kurt Angle, TNA Wrestling: British Boot Camp winner Rockstar Spud, Christopher Daniels, Kazarian, Brooke, ODB, Knux, Robbie E and Jessie Godderz.
They will join Bully Ray, Magnus, Bobby Roode, Samoa Joe, Chris Sabin, Austin Aries, Manik, James Storm, Gunner and Gail Kim on all four shows.
TNA President Dixie Carter said: “Along with the TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstars and staff, I am ecstatic to again experience the unparalleled passion and energy of our fans in the UK.
“As TNA continues global expansion and IMPACT WRESTLING ratings on Challenge TV continue to skyrocket, for the first time in our company’s history we have the pleasure of showcasing the incredible UK fans to the rest of the world through FOUR individual broadcast events planned during the MAXIMUM IMPACT VI tour.”
Kurt Angle added: “I absolutely love coming to the UK, as does everyone on the TNA IMPACT WRESTLING roster, so I am delighted to be returning in 2014.
“The UK fans have been begging us to hold a PPV over there for years, so I can’t wait to tape TWO of them and make another piece of British wrestling history.”
To coincide with the announcement, TNA is releasing a special Family Package ticket offer for the MAXIMUM IMPACT VI Tour.
Running through until the end of November, those purchasing four tickets across any price band will receive a 20 per cent discount – meaning a family of four can experience TNA IMPACT WRESTLING live from just £72, plus booking fee. Of the four people attending, a maximum of two can be adults (over 16). ID may be checked on arrival to confirm those entering on child tickets are under 16.
Thursday 30 January 2014 Glasgow The SSE Hydro0844 811 0051
Friday 31 January 2014 Manchester Phones 4u Arena0844 847 8000
Saturday 01 February 2014 London Wembley Arena0844 815 0815
Sunday 02 February 2014 Birmingham NIA0844 338 8000
Footage for TNA IMPACT WRESTLING will also be taped live in Dublin, Ireland, when the MAXIMUM IMPACT VI Tour comes to the National Stadium on Wednesday January 29. TNA will have further news on this very special event shortly. Tickets for the Dublin show can be bought from www.ticketmaster.ie.