The following was issued by TNA on Sunday.
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING TO RETURN TO THE UK WITH MOST FAN FRIENDLY TOUR EVER
TNA coming back to Manchester, London and Birmingham in January 2016
Roster to include Kurt Angle, Lashley, Matt Hardy, Taryn Terrell and EC3
Prices to suit all fans from discounted family deals to VIP ringside packages
London (Sunday May 17, 2015): TNA IMPACT WRESTLING today announces its most fan friendly tour ever – when some of the biggest names in professional wrestling return to the United Kingdom in January 2016 for the colossal MAXIMUM IMPACT 8 Tour.
With huge live events set for Manchester, London and Birmingham, this year’s Tour is going back to its roots. Following direct fan feedback to make the shows the best experience ever, the MAXIMUM IMPACT 8 Tour will feature family-friendly event timings and ticket packages, money off TNA merchandise and an all-new exclusive VIP Experience – as well as special giveaways and entertainment throughout the show itself.
The Tour will also feature all the elements fans love most about TNA – from the high-flying, no-limits X Division to the lovely and lethal Knockouts to the best tag team action on the planet. The fans themselves will play a big role in these incredible shows too, with the loudest rewarded with backstage passes and other treats.
TNA President Dixie Carter said: “The energy and passion of the crowds on the 2015 UK Tour earlier this year was off the charts. In direct response to talking with the fans about what they loved and how we could take their experience to another level when we come back to Manchester, Birmingham and London in January 2016, we will be making some exciting changes on the next tour.
“From more events leading up to the Tour to special ticket prices, to a brand new, unparalleled access VIP Experience and more, we are excited to make MAXIMUM IMPACT 8 the biggest and best UK Tour yet.”
TNA today also reveals a world-renowned initial roster for the MAXIMUM IMPACT 8 Tour of Kurt Angle, Lashley, Matt Hardy, Eric Young, James Storm, Bobby Roode, EC3, Rockstar Spud, Taryn Terrell, Brooke, Robbie E, Bram and Mark Andrews*. Many more top TNA Superstars and Knockouts will be announced in the coming months.
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday May 29 and will cost from just £17.50 (£20 for London), plus venue fees. Special family packages discount the cost further.
In a further bonus for TNA’s most loyal fans, all those who buy any ticket before Sunday June 7 will receive a code for 25% off full price TNA merchandise at www.tnaeurostore.com
MAXIMUM IMPACT 8 Tour tickets and VIP experiences will be available via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk or direct from the tour venues. More information will be on www.facebook.com/tnawrestlinguk
Full details of the UK events are:
Friday 29 January 2016 Manchester Arena www.eventim.co.uk
Saturday 30 January 2016 London The SSE Arena Wembley www.axs.com
Sunday 31 January 2016 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena www.theticketfactory.com
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is broadcast on Challenge in the UK and Ireland every Sunday night at 9pm, as well as on Destination America in the US and more than 120 other countries.
There will be more exciting announcements and updates about the TNA MAXIMUM IMPACT 8 Tour throughout this year.
* Card subject to change.