Sting’s Final Match In England; More On Upcoming Overseas Impact Wrestling Tapings

TNA has issued a press release about the company taping two episodes of Impact Wrestling at the Wembley Arena in London, England on January 28th. They are promoting Sting as to appearing for the first time in the UK in a decade and note he will wrestle his final match in England.

Below is the full release:

Top-rated Challenge TV show TNA IMPACT WRESTLING will be recorded at London’s Wembley Arena later this month – the first time the company has ever filmed the programme outside of the USA.

TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstars including Sting, Kurt Angle, AJ Styles and TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode will shoot two all-new episodes at Wembley Arena on January 28 in front of thousands of British fans.

Sting’s appearance on the MAXIMUM IMPACT IV Tour will be his first in the UK in a decade and the final time he will wrestle in the country – with his last ever British match taking place at London’s Wembley Arena.

The shows will then be broadcast on Challenge TV in the UK and Ireland, Spike TV in the US and in more than 100 countries around the world. TNA IMPACT WRESTLING airs every Sunday night on Challenge TV, which can be found on Sky channel 125, Freeview channel 46 and Virgin Media channel 139.

The line-up of wrestlers for the Wembley Arena taping will also include James Storm, Bully Ray, Crimson, Samoa Joe, Gunner, Velvet Sky, Gail Kim, Madison Rayne, Mickie James, Tara, Doug Williams, Magnus, Mark Haskins, Austin Aries, Alex Shelley, Matt Morgan, Kazarian and Christopher Daniels.

Prior to the show, the TNA MAXIMUM IMPACT IV UK Tour visits Nottingham (January 26) and Manchester (January 27) for live events. The TNA IMPACT WRESTLING and Xplosion television cameras will be at both to capture elements of the Tour.

TNA President Dixie Carter said: “The show at Wembley Arena will be a truly historic night for everyone at TNA IMPACT WRESTLING and all of our amazing British fans.

“This decision has been years in the making and I’m so excited to announce it is finally happening on January 28.”

“We are just a few tickets away from the London show setting a TNA attendance record, so I hope everyone spreads the word. If you are a fan of TNA, this will be one night you won’t want to miss.”

Barbara Gibbon, Challenge’s Head of Channel, added: “It’s a wonderful opportunity for Challenge’s loyal TNA viewers to see their favourite sports entertainment shows in a UK context for the first time ever.”

Tickets for TNA IMPACT WRESTLING UK Tour can be bought from www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051 or www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 826 2826.

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  • Jamie

    Top rated?

  • Jim

    TNA has a pretty big following in the UK. So it wouldn’t surprise me if it was one of that networks highest rated programs. I’d imagine that it has to be up near the top of Spike’s ratings list here in the US as well. Its only up against the other shows on that channel.

  • RKWilliams93

    TNA airs Impact Wrestling, Xplosion and all PPVs for free in the UK on ChallengeTV and for the record is the only wrestling to be broadcast for free in some 10 years. ChallengeTV is a re-run channel featuring vintage game and quiz shows and so TNA programming is the only original content the channel showcases.

    TNA have been achieving viewing numbers of up to 300,000 people weekly-often more than double the numbers that the original WWE RAW broadcast does. However this is only because of the fact that WWE's content has to be paid for constantly whereas TNA is available for free.

  • Lorna Adair

    We want Abyss