TNA Wrestling released the following press release today with more information on the upcoming “Special Programming” taping on 1/12 at the Impact Zone. “TNA Wrestling” X-travaganza” will be an X-Division showcase and will feature an Ultimate-X Match, an X-Division Xscape Steel Cage Match, and the return of former X-Division stars like Petey Williams, Matt Bentley, Amazing Red, Jimmy Rave, and Jerry Lynn (who will make his final TNA appearance ever before his retirement against longtime rival Rob Van Dam).
The second taping will be “TNA Wrestling: Jokers Wild Tag Team Tournament” and will feature a special Tag Team Tournament that teams up wrestlers randomly. The winning teams of each match advance to a 12-Man Battle Royal with the winner receiving $100,000. Bobby Roode, Christopher Daniels, Rob Van Dam, James Storm, Samoa Joe, Joey Ryan, Jessie Godderz, Matt Morgan, Robbie E, Mr. Anderson, Robbie T, Chavo Guerrero Jr, Hernandez, Zema Ion and Doug William will be appearing in the Tournament.
The full Press-Release is below:
Nashville, Tenn. – (Jan. 4, 2012) – TNA IMPACT WRESTLING announces additional information for two (2) 3-hour special programming tapings to take place next Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Fans will get the chance to experience “TNA Wrestling: X-Travaganza” featuring current and former stars of the X Division and “TNA Wrestling: Jokers Wild Tag Team Tournament” featuring tag team action.
TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy will make an appearance and will be available for in-ring photos following the evening event. All activities will be at the IMPACT Zone at Universal Studios Orlando.
“TNA Wrestling: X-Travaganza” will feature an Ultimate X Match, an X-Scape Cage Match, and the return of former X Division stars including Petey Williams, Amazing Red, Matt Bentley and Jimmy Rave. Jerry Lynn will also be making a return as part of his farewell tour before his retirement later this year and will be facing long time rival Rob Van Dam.
“TNA Wrestling: Jokers Wild Tag Team Tournament” will feature teams selected at random competing with winning teams advancing to a 12-man Gauntlet Match with the winner receiving $100,000. Among those scheduled to take part in the tournament are Bobby Roode, Christopher Daniels, Rob Van Dam, James Storm, Samoa Joe, Joey Ryan, Jessie Godderz, Matt Morgan, Robbie E, Mr. Anderson, Robbie T, Chavo Guerrero Jr, Hernandez, Zema Ion and Doug Williams.
Both events will feature TNA Superstars and additional surprise guests.
TNA IMPACT Weekend of events (All in IMPACT Zone at Universal Studios):
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
8:00pm ET – IMPACT WRESTLING Live
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013
1:00pm ET – 3-hour Special Programming taping presented by TNA Wrestling
7:00pm ET – 3-hour Special Programming taping presented by TNA Wrestling
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013
8:00pm ET – “Genesis” Pay-Per-View Live
Fans can purchase a VIP Weekend package, which will include early admission to all shows, a VIP Reception and a complementary photograph in the ring with “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy. Tickets cost $99.99 per person and can be purchased at ShopTNA.com. Full list of events are below.
VIP Weekend holders will receive:
Thursday, Jan. 10 – Early admission to IMPACT WRESTLING LIVE
Friday, Jan. 11 – VIP Reception in the IMPACT Zone
Saturday, Jan. 12 – Early admission to two (2) 3-hour Special Programming and
photograph in the ring with Hardy after 7pm taping.
Sunday, Jan. 13 – Early admission to “Genesis” Pay-Per-View
For more information, visit www.IMPACTWRESTLING.com.
To purchase, visit: www.ShopTNA.com
TNA ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held sports entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee that specializes in events, products, numerous TV properties, merchandise and music, as well as, the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Hulk Hogan, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Sting, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Rob Van Dam, Velvet Sky, Brooke Hogan, the lovely and lethal Knockouts and many more through its highly successful TNA IMPACT WRESTLING weekly broadcasts on SPIKE TV. In addition, TNA produces monthly PPV events and over 100 live shows a year. The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in over 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.impactwrestling.com.