UK to host IMPACT Wrestling cage match
Weekly wrestling TV show 'TNA IMPACT Wrestling' - which stars Hulk Hogan and Kurt Angle - is to film it's first ever cage matches in the UK in January 2013
Weekly wrestling TV show 'TNA IMPACT Wrestling' is to film its first ever cage matches in the UK.
The programme - which airs on Challenge TV, which is available on Virgin, Freeview and Sky - is going to be filmed at London's Wembley Arena for only the second time in its history in January 2013 and the show will feature a brutal match inside of a steel structure.
TNA President Dixie Carter said: "Our wonderful fans in the UK and Ireland have made us their number one rated wrestling show once again - and this tour is our way of saying thank you.
"This is the first time the Lockdown steel cage has ever left US soil. Those matches will really be something special.
"Taping 'TNA IMPACT Wrestling' at Wembley in January was a high point in the 10-year history of this company, so coming back in 2013 is something everyone is looking forward to."
The 'TNA IMPACT Wrestling' taping is part of the 'Road To Lockdown Tour' of the UK and Ireland which will kick off in Dublin on January 21, before heading to Glasgow (January 23), Nottingham (January 24), Manchester (January 25) and then concluding in London.
Wrestling stars confirmed for the tour include Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Rob Van Dam and Bobby Roode.
The show also features several legends of the sport such as 'The Immortal' Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Sting.
Tickets for the four UK shows go on sale at 9am on Friday May 25, with Irish tickets on sale from Tuesday May 22. All tickets are available from www.gigsandtours.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.