TNA IMPACT WRESTLING to be filmed in Manchester
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 October 2012
Weekly wrestling TV show 'TNA IMPACT' - which stars Hulk Hogan and Kurt Angle - is to be filmed for the first time ever in Manchester, England
Weekly wrestling TV show 'TNA IMPACT' is to be filmed in Manchester for the first time ever.
Two episodes of the Challenge TV programme - which airs on Virgin, Freeview and Sky - are going to be filmed at the Manchester Arena on January 25, 2013.
The TV recordings will happen as part of the 'Road To Lockdown' live tour and will be followed by a double TV taping at London's Wembley Arena on January 26, 2013.
TNA President Dixie Carter said: "I'm so excited for the rest of the world to see how loud and crazy the fans in Manchester are. We're going to have some fun!"
Dominic Wilkins, Acting Director of Challenge TV, added: "'TNA IMPACT WRESTLING' is a huge hit with Challenge TV viewers so it is with testament to this burgeoning UK fan base that TNA is filming two more shows in Manchester, as well as two at London's Wembley Arena."
The four recorded British shows will air on TV in February as part of Challenge TV's 'TNA in the UK' month and will follow on from exclusive new series 'TNA WRESTLING: British Boot Camp' which will hit screens in January.
All four events will feature a steel cage match and worldwide wrestling stars such as TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Austin Aries, Bobby Roode and AJ Styles.
The show also features several legends of the sport such as Hulk Hogan and Sting.
The tour of the UK and Ireland also includes dates in Dublin (January 21), Glasgow (January 23) and Nottingham (January 24).
To celebrate the news, 'TNA IMPACT WRESTLING' - which is screened by Spike TV in the US - has teamed up with gigsandtours.com to waive the booking fee on tickets bought throughout the rest of October for TNA's UK January tour dates.