Reported by Adam Martin of
On Monday, November 10, 2008 at 2:09 AM EST

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Tickets go on sale this Saturday at Ticketmaster and the arena box office!

Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling has announced its January Pay-Per-View epic event “Genesis” will be held live at the Cricket Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday, January 11, 2009. The event will air live worldwide on Pay-Per-View.

After bringing several successful live events in 2008 and 2009 to the Carolinas, “Genesis” will be the first-ever Pay-Per-View event in the Charlotte and North Carolina in TNA history.

“Charlotte has one of the biggest wrestling fan bases in America, so we’re obviously thrilled to bring one of our biggest events, Genesis, to The Queen City,” said TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter.

“Charlotte has never seen a live pro wrestling show like TNA’s, and though many legendary in-ring battles have been held at the Cricket Arena, the excitement at Genesis will bring pro wrestling to a new plateau.”

The superstars of “TNA iMPACT!” (Thursdays, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Spike TV) will headline “Genesis,” such as Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Icon” Sting, Mick Foley, Booker T, “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles, Kevin Nash, “The Instant Classic” Christian Cage, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, Scott Steiner, Team 3D, The Latin American Xchange, the Motor City Machineguns, Robert Roode, “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, TNA Women's Champion Awesome Kong, ODB and Eric Young, among others.

Tickets for “Genesis” go on sale this Saturday, November 15, via Ticketmaster locations, and at the Cricket Arena box office.