Off the back of a huge and successful show in North Carolina known as 'Bound For Glory', that aired last night in the UK on ChallengeTV, Matt Hardy claimed the TNA World Heavyweight Title; but it's not quite as simple as that. A legal injunction against Matt, his brother Jeff and TNA President Dixie Carter means that the title has been vacated, all thanks to former Champ, EC3.
This storyline looks set to build towards the massive UK tour shows in January 2016. With Halloween on the horizon and the countdown in many families minds to Christmas, ideas for gifts will be in their minds, and with TNA promising an interactive family experience with tonnes of extreme sporting action, it seems the perfect fit for wrestling fans throughout the UK.
Added to this, last night during TNA Wrestling's 'Bound For Glory' broadcast on ChallengeTV, TNA President Dixie Carter revealed to fans that television cameras will be rolling during the January 2016 MAXIMUM IMPACT 8 Tour to capture six episodes of TNA’s flagship programme IMPACT WRESTLING. As with their last UK tour the camera’s were present and filmed some on TNA’s best moments of 2015 and the upcoming tour looks set to do the same.
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All three events on the annual TNA UK Tour will now be double TV tapings, meaning that the arena shows in Manchester (Jan 29th), London (Jan 30th) and Birmingham (Jan 31st) will be watched by millions of fans in more than 120 countries around the world, including on Challenge TV in the UK and Ireland.
TNA President Dixie Carter spoke to GiveMeSport and said:
"The TNA MAXIMUM IMPACT UK Tour is a highlight for everyone at TNA – so I’m excited that those watching on TV all over the globe will be able to see the incredible fans and amazing action in the UK.
“I can promise unparalleled in-ring action, as well as some big surprises that we have planned for when we return to Manchester, London and Birmingham in January 2016.”
The UK tour roster has been added to as well, with nine TNA Impact Wrestling Stars and Knockouts. Headed up by: Britain’s and Madonna's favourite wrestler Grado, TNA Tag Team Champions Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards, known as The Wolves, former TNA World Champion Mr. Anderson, current X-Division Champion Tigre Uno, India’s Mahabali Shera, current Knockouts Champion Gail Kim, Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne will compete on all three shows in front of packed arena's in three major UK cities.
They join an already stacked roster of the finest and most entertaining talent that already includes Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, international MMA star Lashley, Matt Hardy, Ethan Carter III (EC3), Scottish star Drew Galloway, Eric Young, Bobby Roode, Rockstar Spud, Taryn Terrell, Brooke, Robbie E and Welsh wrestler Mark Andrews.
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