TNA UK Tour Update: The final roster for the event as been announced, and will feature Kurt Angle, Awesome Kong, Austin Aries, Matt Hardy and many more…
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TNA have announced the final names that will feature on their UK Tour later this month, with Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, X Division Champion Austin Aries, tag team star Matt Hardy, and knockout duo Awesome Kong and Brooke joining the roster.
Angle, a record five-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, has recently returned to in-ring action after a lengthy spell out through injury, and will no doubt be eager to get the British fans back on their feet. On the 2014 tour, Angle was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame.
Aries defeated Low Ki on the most recent episode of TNA IMPACT to win his sixth X Division title. The creator of ‘Option C’, Aries is the second most successful wrestler in the division’s history, behind only eight-time champion Chris Sabin.
Matt Hardy returned to TNA last year, joining brother and three-time World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy, and reforming their historic tag team – The Hardy Boyz. With the Hardy’s still chasing their first TNA tag team titles, could the UK Tour finally be their moment to grab the gold.
Awesome Kong, a former Knockout’s Champion, returned to the company earlier this year after a five year absence. The prospect of seeing her go head-to-head with the equally fearsome Havok is not one to be missed.
Brooke has recently been away from TNA competing on American reality show – ‘The Amazing Race’. But she’s back with a vengeance, as she seeks to get one over on her ex-boyfriend, Robbie E, who forms one half of the Bro Mans tag team alongside Jessie Godderz.
Kurt Angle is inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame during the 2014 tour:
The full line-up is Bobby Lashley, Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode, James Storm, Sanada, Manik, Mahabali Shera, Abyss, EC3, Tyrus, Rockstar Spud, Magnus, Bram, Madison Rayne, Low-Ki, Brooke, Gunner, Chris Melendez, Austin Aries, Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards, Gail Kim, MVP, Awesome Kong, Eric Young, Matt Hardy, Robbie E, Jessie Godderz, Zema Ion, Mr Anderson, Kenny King, Angelina Love, Samoa Joe, Sam Shaw, Crazzy Steve, Rebel, Taryn Terrell, Al Snow, Grado, Noam Dar, Kay Lee Ray, Mark Andrews, Dave Mastiff and Rampage Brown.
All events will include a FREE pre-show meet and greet with the finalists of hit Challenge TV reality show TNA Wrestling: British Boot Camp, including winner Mark Andrews.
MAXIMUM IMPACT 7 Tour tickets are available via www.facebook.com/tnawrestlinguk, www.gigsandtours.com/go/tna2015gen, www.ticketmaster.co.uk/TNA-Wrestling-tickets/artist/1008830 or direct from the tour venues. Full details of the UK events are:
Thursday 29 January 2015 Glasgow The SSE Hydro www.thehydro.com
Friday 30 January 2015 Manchester Phones 4u Arena www.phones4uarena.co.uk
Saturday 31 January 2015 London SSE Arena Wembley www.ssearena.co.uk
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is broadcast on Challenge TV in the UK and Ireland every Sunday night at 9pm. The UK Tour shows which will be broadcast on Challenge TV in the UK and Ireland, Destination America in the USA and more than 120 other countries around the world.
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