TNA have officially announced the first set of superstars who will represent the company on next year’s UK Tour.
Current World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young, along with former title holders Bully Ray, Magnus, Samoa Joe, James Storm, Bobby Roode and Mr. Anderson have all been confirmed.
Gunner, Abyss, Ethan Carter III, British Boot Camp winner Rockstar Spud, Tigre Uno and Knockout’s star Gail Kim will also be in attendance at the huge live events in Glasgow, Manchester and London, as part of the seventh anniversary Tour, according to an official TNA press release.
It will all start at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Thursday January 29, the same arena where TNA made wrestling history last year by taping live fights in the UK for the first time. It then heads to Manchester’s famous Phones 4u Arena.
The Tour ends on Saturday January 31 with a double TV taping at London’s Wembley Arena, which will also include an Ultimate X match – TNA’s fan favourite speciality bout full of high-flying and death-defying action.
Tickets are available from just £20 (plus booking fee), while discounted family packages are available.
Earlier this year, the sixth edition of the TNA UK Tour proved a huge success.
In Glasgow, Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle defeated Magnus and Ethan Carter III in a tag team match. As a result Joe became the number one contender to Magnus’ World Title.
MVP was revealed as TNA’s mystery investor. Eric Young unmasked Abyss and revealed once and for all that Abyss and Joseph Park are one and the same.
In Manchester, MVP turned down an offer to ‘buy him out of TNA’, made by company president Dixie Carter.
He told her that their fight for control would instead be settled by a Lethal Lockdown match in Miami. Mr Anderson defeated Bully Ray in a casket match. James Storm turned heel to cost Gunner victory against Magnus in their World Title match, after Gunner cashed in his Feast or Fired briefcase. Meanwhile,
Dixie Carter secured Bobby Roode as her captain for the Lethal Lockdown match, promising him a 10% ownership stake if he could secure her victory.
And finally in London, Kurt Angle was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame and arranged a Lockdown match with Ethan Carter III, which was later cancelled due to an injury to Angle.
Austin Aries elected to join Team Roode, costing MVP his match with Roode in his role as guest referee.
Roode completes his team with the addition of the Bro Mans and MVP claimed that Jeff Hardy would join his team, along with the Wolves.
Team Roode won a six-man tag for Lethal Lockdown advantage.
TNA Impact Wrestling is broadcast on Challenge in the UK and Ireland every Sunday night at 9pm, as well as on Spike TV in the USA and more than 120 other countries.
TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young was excited about the organization's return to the UK:
“Every member of the TNA roster who secures a slot on the UK Tour is honoured by the opportunity.
"The support from the awesome TNA fans across the UK means that the Tour provides us with some of our most memorable moments as professional athletes.
"Ask any adult or child who has attended a TNA live event, and they will tell you the energy and excitement is unmatched.”
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