The following was issued on TNAwrestling.com:
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION (TNA) WRESTLING INVADES PHILADELPHIA ON APRIL 19 FOR ITS ANNUAL ?LOCKDOWN? EXTRAVAGANZA
TNA Wrestling’s ?Lockdown? epic event will be held live at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, on Sunday, April 19, starting at 8 p.m. ET, and will air worldwide on Pay-Per-View.
This is TNA’s first-ever Pay-Per-View held in Philadelphia and the company’s most dangerous event of the year, where all matches are held inside a steel cage, dubbed ?The Six Sides Of Steel?.
?Philadelphia is one of the nation’s great sports cities, starting with the World Champion Phillies. So we?re thrilled to bring ?Lockdown? to the City of Brotherly Love,? said TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter. ?Philadelphia has deep history in pro wrestling with some of the most vocal and loyal fans anywhere in the country. Lockdown, as an all-cage match event, is built for Philadelphia fans.?
The stars of ?TNA iMPACT!? (Thursdays, 9 p.m. ET/PT, Spike TV) will headline ?Lockdown,? such as TNA World Heavyweight Champion Sting, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, ?The Samoan Submission Machine? Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner, Booker T, Team 3D, ?The Phenomenal? A.J. Styles, The Latin American Xchange, X Division Champion Alex Shelley, World Tag Team Champions Beer Money Inc., featuring ?The Cowboy? James Storm and Robert Roode, ?Black Machismo? Jay Lethal, TNA Knockouts Champion Awesome Kong, ODB and ?Showtime? Eric Young, among others.
Tickets for ?Lockdown? will go on sale Saturday, February 28, at the Liacouras Center box office and online at ComcastTix.com. Also on Feb. 28, Kurt Angle will be signing free autographs, starting at 11 a.m. ET, at the FYE (100 South Broad Street) in Philadelphia.
The ?Lockdown? weekend also features TNA’s popular Fan Interaction, to be held April 18 in Philadelphia. Fans will get to meet the in-ring stars of TNA, get autographs and have a photo taken alongside the stars of TNA. (Further details about Fan Interaction to follow.)