TNA announced Sunday that two double television tapings for Impact Wrestling will be held in England this January.
TNA Tours The United Kingdom In January: Manchester TV Taping Announced
IMPACT WRESTLING returns to the UK and Ireland in January 2013 for ‘The Road To Lockdown’ Tour – promising fans a steel cage match on every show. The action-packed live events will take place in Dublin (January 21), Glasgow (23), Nottingham (24), Manchester (25) and at London’s Wembley Arena (26). The show at Wembley will see two episodes of TNA IMPACT WRESTLING taped for broadcast in more than 120 countries around the globe, including on Challenge TV in the UK and Ireland.
• Lockdown steel cage comes to the UK and Ireland for first time ever
• Wembley show to be broadcast on Challenge TV and around the world
• Live events also set for Dublin, Glasgow, Nottingham and Manchester
Two episodes of hit Challenge TV show to be recorded at Manchester Arena | Booking fees waived for TNA UK event tickets bought via ‘October offer’ link | Competition launched to find the best fan signs on the TNA January Tour
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING ANNOUNCES MANCHESTER TV TAPING
Two episodes of top-rated Challenge TV show TNA IMPACT WRESTLING will be recorded at Manchester Arena on January 25, 2013 – the first time TNA has ever filmed the programme in the UK outside of London.
The event will form part of the TNA ‘Road To Lockdown’ Tour of the UK which also features huge live shows in Glasgow (Jan 23), Nottingham (Jan 24) and a previously announced double TV taping at London’s Wembley Arena (Jan 26).
All four events will feature a steel cage match and worldwide wrestling stars including TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Austin Aries, Bobby Roode and AJ Styles.
The Manchester and Wembley shows will air over a period of four weeks on Challenge TV in February, as part of the channel’s special ‘TNA in the UK’ month. They will also be broadcast on Spike TV in the US and in more than 120 other countries around the world.
To celebrate the news, TNA IMPACT WRESTLING 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.
The offer* is open to those booking via the dedicated web link www.gigsandtours.com/go/TNAOffer or the ticket shop on the TNA Wrestling UK Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tnawrestlinguk
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING will also be running a competition to find the best fan signs brought to the UK events, with one winner at each show receiving an exclusive backstage pass.
Dominic Wilkins, Acting Director of Challenge TV, said: “TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is a huge hit with Challenge TV viewers so it is with testament to this bourgeoning UK fan base that TNA is filming two more shows in Manchester, as well as two at London’s Wembley Arena.
“Viewers will be able to catch these four new programmes as part of our ‘TNA in the UK’ month during February. They will follow on from the premiere of the exclusive new series TNA Wrestling: British Boot Camp which airs on Challenge during January 2013.”
TNA President Dixie Carter added: “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!”
The TNA Road To Lockdown Tour also comes to Dublin, Ireland, on Monday January 21.
* Offer is no booking fee charged on full price TNA January 2013 UK event tickets bought from 9pm on October 21 until 11.59pm on October 31. Only available via exclusive closed web link and TNA UK Facebook Ticket Shop. Offer is subject to availability and non-retrospective.
MORE DETAILS ON THE JANUARY UNITED KINGDOM TOUR
More TNA Superstars have been added to the January tour of the United Kingdom – plus Fanfest InterAction packages have been announced! Fans can meet TNA IMPACT WRESTLING stars before each tour event | Austin Aries, Christopher Daniels, Magnus, Kazarian and Miss Tessmacher have been added to the UK tour lineups!
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING has released a strictly limited number of Fan Interaction tickets for the January 2013 ‘Road To Lockdown’ Tour, giving British fans the chance to meet some of the world’s most famous wrestlers.
The eagerly awaited passes go on sale at 10am on Friday August 31 and will be available for the live events in Glasgow (January 23), Nottingham (24) and Manchester (25) and the double Challenge TV taping at London’s Wembley Arena (26).
Tickets cost £32.50 each, or £35 for London, and have been limited in number in order to improve the fan experience for January 2013. There will be eight top TNA superstars at each meet and greet. Each wrestler will sign a maximum of two items per fan.
Austin Aries, Miss Tessmacher, Christopher Daniels, Kazarian and British superstar Magnus have all joined the roster for the ‘Road To Lockdown’ Tour, which will feature a steel cage match on every show.
Worldwide wrestling stars already announced for the Tour include Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Roode, James Storm, AJ Styles, Mr. Anderson, Rob Van Dam and Gail Kim.
Fan Interaction tickets can be bought from www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051 or www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 826 2826. Those purchasing Fan Interaction tickets must also have a regular event ticket, which are sold separately, in order to gain access. Full details of the shows are:
Tickets can be bought from www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051 or www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 826 2826. Full details of the UK and Ireland events are:
Monday January 21
Dublin National Stadium
818 719 300
Wednesday January 23
Glasgow Braehead Arena
0844 499 9990
Thursday January 24
Nottingham Capital FM Arena
0844 412 4624
Friday January 25
0844 847 8000
Saturday January 26
London Wembley Arena
0844 815 0815
There is a video of Dixie Carter announcing the tapings here.