Can lightning strike twice? On the heels of season one winner "Rockstar Spud" and his fast track rise to worldwide stardom as a member of the TNA roster, the search for the next great UK wrestler returned in 2014 with BRITISH BOOT CAMP 2. From auditions in Glasgow, Manchester and London the field was reduced to six finalists, traveling to America, competing against one another on TNA live events alongside some of the biggest names in the wrestling world.
Join judges Samoa Joe, Gail Kim and Al Snow as they decide the fate of these aspiring wrestlers looking to fulfill their dream and secure a coveted contract with TNA. TNA Wrestling presents ONE NIGHT ONLY: BRITISH BOOT CAMP 2 premiering Wednesday, March 4 8/7c.
Impact Coverage by Bobby James
February 27, 2015
Impact Wrestling opens with a recap of MVP winning the gauntlet to become the number one contender to Lashley’s World Heavyweight Championship.
Kurt Angle enters the ring and calls out Lashley.
Angle says he worked for over a year to have another shot at the title. He declares that he’ll have his opportunity – and that after tonight, he hopes Lashley is still the champion, after facing The Beat Down Clan.
After Angle leaves, The BDC enters to confront the champ. Samoa Joe says Lashley should listen to Angle – and that all of Lashley’s success is owed to every member of The BDC. The fans responds with a chorus of boos and “You sold out!” chants.
MVP says The BDC is united – and that Lashley will be standing alone.
Ethan Carter III and Tyrus vs. Mr. Anderson and Rockstar Spud
EC3, clippers in hand, enters with Tyrus in tow. Anderson and Spud are out next.
Mr. Anderson mocks Tyrus as the crowd taunts EC3 with a “You can’t wrestle!” chant. Anderson mounts Tyrus in the corner and connects with a series of rights. Spud tags in and continues the assault, until Tyrus overpowers Spud, slamming him to the mat.
Tyrus tags EC3. EC3 grabs Spud by the hair, but Spud counters with a kick to the face. Anderson is tagged back into the match, sending EC3 fleeing back to his corner. Tyrus and Anderson are again the legal men.
Anderson goes on the offensive and the crowd comes alive with a “We Want Spud!” chant. Tyrus takes a cheap shot, sending Spud flying off the apron. Tyrus and EC3 shift the momentum and take control of Mr. Anderson.
EC3 and Tyrus exchange tags and isolate Anderson. Spud reaches for a tag. Tyrus misses a splash from the ropes, allowing Anderson to make the tag! Spud connects with a couple knees to the head before a shining wizard. Spud grabs Tyrus by the head and runs up the turnbuckle – Spud connects with an Underdog!
The referee gets distracted by Spud and EC3, allowing Mr. Anderson to hit Tyrus with a low-blow and a Mic Check! Spud makes the cover to get the win!
Winners: Rockstar Spud and Mr. Anderson
Post-match: Tyrus rolls to the outside as Anderson and Spud stalk EC3 – to make him a client in Spud’s Barber Shop! Tyrus makes the save just in time.
Backstage: Ethan Carter III vows revenge!
Taryn Terrell enters the ring. She says she’s the champion of a locker room full of women she respects. She calls out Awesome Kong – inviting her to try taking the title. Gail Kim answers instead.
Gail says she respects Taryn as a woman – and as a champion – but she cautions Taryn against calling out Awesome Kong. Gail reminds Taryn of what Kong did to Havok. Then, she says Kong is the most dominant woman to ever compete in professional wrestling.
Taryn says she respects Gail and her opinion – but that she’s a fighting champion. Taryn says she needs to fight Kong. Gail leaves the ring. The arena goes dark and when the lights come up, Taryn is face to face with Kong!
Taryn charges Kong, but she’s powered down hard. Kong drops Taryn with an Implant Buster before grabbing the title and hoisting it into the air. Kong drops the belt beside the fallen champion and confidently takes her leave.
Backstage: MVP talks strategy with the rest of The BDC.
Backstage: Austin Aries is asked about MVP vs. Lashley. Aries says he has the perfect surprise ending for the show (he holds up his “Feast or Fired” briefcase).
Intergender Tag Team Match
Angelina Love and Robbie E vs. Brooke and Chris Melendez
DJ Z and Jessie Godderz accompany Angelina Love and Robbie E. Brooke enters before her partner, Sergeant Chris Melendez!
Melendez and Robbie E start that match. Robbie E swats at Brooke. Chris Melendez takes Robbie E down with a suplex. Chris Melendez puts Robbie E in an arm lock and Brooke tags herself in. Robbie E retreats and tags in Angelina Love.
Angelina makes a quick tag back to Robbie E. As Brooke chases after her ex, Angelina takes a cheap shot. Robbie E tags Angelina back into the match. Angelina goes on the offense, dropping Brooke with a series of slams. Angelina misses a clothesline in the corner and Brooke comes alive, sending Angelina into retreat.
Robbie E makes a tag, unknown to Brooke. Brooke climbs the turnbuckle – and Robbie E shoves her from the top rope! He makes the cover and the pin for the win. The BroMans and Angelina use a selfie stick to take a picture with the fallen Knockout.
Winners: Robbie E and Angelina Love
Backstage: Ethan Carter III corners Rockstar Spud in the locker room. He turns on the clippers! Spud screams from inside the dressing room. Anderson rushes in to make the save – but EC3 got a chunk of hair! Tyrus makes the save for EC3.
Backstage: Gunner confronts Kurt Angle about his passive attitude regarding The BDC. Gunner says Angle needs a little motivation – he slaps Angle in the face!
Austin Aries enters the arena! The crowd chants “Aries!”
Aries says, “I have a first name, too!” The crowd changes the chant to “Austin Aries!” He says everyone’s jockeying for power in TNA – but that he has all the power in his hand. He holds up his “Feast or Fired” briefcase.
Aries asks what if he decided to cash in tonight – what if the night ended with “And your NEW TNA World Heavyweight Champion – Austin Aries?”
Samoa Joe comes from the back. He says Aries has no chance of cashing in the briefcase. Joe says that he can snap his fingers and make sure Aries cashes in nothing ever again. Aries asks what happened to Samoa Joe. He wonders if Joe is MVP’s lap dog – if he gives MVP foot rubs and gets him chamomile tea.
Joe threatens to snap Aries’ neck. Aries accepts the challenge and dives out of the ring at Samoa Joe!
Austin Aries vs. Samoa Joe
Aries and Joe’s impromptu battle carries into the ring. Aries dominates the “Samoan Submission Machine” and gets a two-count. Joe counters a brainbuster attempt by hanging Aries over the top rope and sending him to the outside with a huge kick to the face!
Joe drives Aries into the steel steps, then he tosses him into the steps again for good measure. He rolls Aries back into the ring and crowds him into the corner. Joe is relentless with a series of stomps. Joe connects with a running knee and a headbutt to the kidneys.
Joe and Aries trade forearm shots, but Aries gets the better of the exchange before Joe counters with an atomic drop, a stiff kick and a splash! Joe locks in a bear hug. Aries boxes Joe’s ears. Joe rakes the eyes, but when he charges Aries, he’s sent to the outside.
Aries jumps from the turnbuckle and connects with a clubbing blow. Joe rolls into the ring and Aries mounts some offense. Aries attempts another brainbuster; Joe counters into a full nelson. Joe attempts a muscle buster; Aries counters into a school boy.
Samoa Joe kicks out before two and Aries locks in the Last Chancery. Kenny King comes to ringside and distracts Aries with his briefcase. Aries sends Joe into King before connecting with a crucifix and a 450 splash for the win.
Winner: Austin Aries
Post-match: Low Ki and Kenny King rush into the ring and a three-on-one attack ensues. The BDC drapes Austin Aries over a table. Low Ki climbs the ropes and comes down with a Warrior’s Way – but the table doesn’t break! Joe crashes onto Aries, sending him through the table the rest of the way!
Backstage: Lashley says that if MVP wants to be the champion – he’ll have to go through him. Lashley says he didn’t ask for – and doesn’t need – Angle’s help.
Backstage: MVP enlists Eric Young to help make the title change hands.
British Boot Camp Match:
Nolan Dar vs. Rampage Brown
Nolan Dar and Rampage Brown start what has the potential to be a competitive match, but they’re interrupted by Bram.
Bram destroys the rookie competitors by dropping each with an Impaler DDT. Bram grabs a microphone and asks Magnus if this looks familiar. He calls out Magnus, now!
Grado responds to Bram’s call. Grado climbs into the ring and gets in Bram’s face. Bram powers through Grado and drops him with an Impaler DDT as well.
Bram screams, “I’m waiting for your Magnus!” before leaving the arena as his victims reel in pain.
Winner: No Contest
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
MVP vs. Lashley (c)
MVP, accompanied by The BDC, awaits the champion. “The Destroyer” Lashley enters powerfully and confidently.
Lashley takes MVP off his feet with a huge clothesline. The champion dominates early with a hanging vertical suplex, but their fight spills to the outside. The BDC attempts interference. While the official, Brian Stiffler, is distracted by The BDC, MVP takes control with a running kick to Lashley’s face.
Stiffler ejects Low Ki from ringside, but the interference paid off. MVP rolls Lashley into the ring and makes a cover. Lashley’s out at two. MVP connects with a well-placed kick to the spine before working over Lashley’s arm and shoulder.
MVP tosses Lashley from the ring and distracts Brian Stiffler. Meanwhile, Samoa Joe and Kenny King attack the champion. MVP applies a figure-four wrist lock, but Lashley refuses to quit. Lashley counters with a couple rights before both men catch one another with clotheslines. They’re both down.
MVP and Lashley trade shots until Lashley gains the advantage, sending MVP to the mat. Lashley powers into MVP with a huge shoulder block and spinebuster! Lashley sets up for a spear, but Kenny King grabs his ankle, allowing MVP to rush in with a boot the face and an exploder suplex.
Lashley spears MVP, but as he falls, MVP takes out Brian Stiffler! Eric Young rushes into the ring and attacks Lashley with a steel chair! Eric Young sets Lashley up for the piledriver; Bobby Roode makes the save!
Lashley and MVP make it back to their feet. Lashley drops MVP with a huge powerslam! The champion makes the cover, but Kenny King pulls Brian Stiffler from the ring just before three!
Joe and King attack Lashley. Gunner emerges to combat Joe. Lashley takes out Kenny King – and MVP capitalizes. MVP makes a cover, but there’s no referee. Brian Hebner rushes in – and Lashley powers out at two!
Brian Hebner gets distracted with the medics and Stiffler and MVP grabs the chair. Drew Galloway makes the save by kicking MVP in the face, setting up the challenger for a huge spear! Lashley connects, Hebner reenters the ring and the pin is good for the champion to retain his title!
Mumbai (Wednesday February 25, 2015): TNA Wrestling and India’s most popular sports TV station Sony SIX have signed a long-term deal that will make Sony SIX the exclusive home for all TNA content until 2022.
This innovative and prestigious agreement anchors TNA with a major media company in the world’s largest wrestling market outside of the United States for the next SEVEN years.
The partnership also includes a commitment to the discovery and development of talent from the Indian subcontinent to join the TNA roster, following in the footsteps of Mahabali Shera – who last year became TNA’s first ever Indian-born Superstar.
Fans across the Indian subcontinent can watch TNA’s flagship show IMPACT WRESTLING every Monday night at 9pm on Sony SIX, with TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches airing every Tuesday at 9pm and TNA Xplosion each Wednesday at 9pm. Sony SIX also airs TNA’s PPV and One Night Only events.
Since joining the Sony SIX line-up in the summer of 2013, TNA has helped Sony SIX become the most viewed sports channel across the Indian subcontinent. Other major sports/events on Sony SIX include Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket, FIFA World Cup soccer, NBA basketball and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
A major highlight for 2015 has been the IMPACT WRESTLING debut of Mahabali Shera. Introduced in a blaze of publicity by Olympic Gold Medallist Kurt Angle, Shera has made headlines and led news bulletins across India.
Sony Six Business Head Prasana Krishna said: “We are extremely thrilled to extend our partnership with TNA. India historically boasts of a rich heritage in wresting and we believe, that through this initiative, we will be taking another step forward in reaching out to our audiences across India.
“The introduction of Shera and more Indian talents will only bolster our special televised capsule of action sports, which will feature the best of action and combat sports. We at Sony SIX look forward to building on this fascinating sport.”
TNA President Dixie Carter added: “India has an incredible cultural heritage with wrestling and we are thrilled to continue this amazing partnership with Sony SIX for years to come.
“As is evident through this long-term deal with Sony SIX, the powerful introduction of Mahabali Shera, and our continued pledge to find and develop Indian talent, together we are committed to growing legions of TNA fans across the Indian subcontinent.”
Tonight, Hollywood royalty come together for the biggest night in entertainment: The Academy Awards. Who will pick up the Oscar for Best Picture? Best Supporting Actress? Well, the stars of IMPACT WRESTLING love movies almost as much as they love wrestling. Check out the two part series below where TNA's stars make their picks for the Academy Awards!
Impact Coverage by Bobby James
February 20, 2015
Kurt Angle kicks off the show from Scotland to declare that he’ll become the number one contender in the 20-man gauntlet. He says he re-signed with TNA Impact to become the World Champion.
Backstage: Lashley is seeking Kurt Angle.
Matt Hardy & The Wolves vs. The Revolution
The Wolves and Hardy attack The Revolution on the ramp. Hardy and Davey Richards double-team Manik in the ring. The Wolves and Matt Hardy sound off with a loud howl before order is restored to the match. Hardy dives toward Manik, who moves – sending Hardy to the outside.
Outside the ring, Khoya takes a cheap shot on Hardy before James Storm takes control of the match. Storm and Abyss exchange tags as they work to isolate Matt Hardy from The Wolves. Storm tags Manik, who catches Hardy with back drop. Manik puts Hardy in a headlock.
Hardy breaks the hold before catching Manik with a Side Effect. Hardy crawls toward his corner. Storm grabs Hardy by the ankle, but Hardy kicks out and tags both members of The Wolves. Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards double team James Storm – then Manik – and finally Abyss. They send “The Monster” Abyss into Khoya and Sanada, who are at ringside.
The Wolves suicide dive onto Abyss, Khoya and Sanada. Then, Hardy and The Wolves triple team Manik and get the pinfall.
Winners: Matt Hardy and The Wolves
Post-match: The Revolution attacks Hardy and The Wolves. Then, Storm orders Abyss to Black Hole slam Manik, as punishment for the loss. The Revolution carries Manik away as they leave.
Ethan Carter III says he’s not in a good mood. He says last week he was going to shave Rockstar Spud’s head, but that someone interrupted his “hair party.” EC3 says he’s issuing a public warning to that someone…
Mr. Anderson’s music hits and Mr. Anderson says, “That someone is a human being – that someone has a name – and it’s Mr. Anderson!”
Anderson threatens to take EC3’s hair. EC3 says nobody will take his dignity – and that no one will ever defeat him. Anderson pulls a pair of hair clippers from his back pocket. He turns them on and they buzz into the microphone. He tells EC3 not to get excited!
Tyrus blocks Anderson from getting in the ring. While EC3 is distracted by Tyrus and Mr. Anderson, Rockstar Spud and Mandrews attack!
Mandrews and Spud hold up EC3. Anderson switches on the clippers – and just as he moves toward EC3’s head, Tyrus attacks all three. Anderson battles back and catches Tyrus with a Mic Check. Spud and Mandrews duct tape Tyrus to the ropes and shave Tyrus’ head!
Rockstar Spud says Tyrus is the first client in the “Rockstar Spud barber shop,” and that Ethan Carter III is next.
Backstage: MVP says The BDC will stand tall at the end of the gauntlet.
Mickie James is spotted outside the arena. She says she has an update on Magnus’ condition.
Al Snow vs. Grado
Snow attacks Grado before the opening bell. Snow dominates early with a knee to the gut and an elbow to the face. Grado attempts to fight back, but Snow overpowers him with a clothesline. Snow chokes Grado using his wrist tape.
The referee breaks the choke. Snow grabs Grado by the head and points to – and taunts Grado’s mom in the audience. Snow bodyslams Grado and covers him for a two-count. Snow slaps Grado in the face. Grado counters with a chop. Snow bodyslams Grado again and heads to the top rope.
Al Snow connects with a moonsault and makes a pin attempt! Grado’s out at two! Snow goes up top again – this time missing the moonsault. Grado hits Snow with a “Wee Boot,” before connecting with a “Roll and Slice.”
Grado misses another Wee Boot. Al Snow misses with head and Grado catches him with a Wee Boot for the win!
Post-match: Grado celebrates his victory – and Al Snow makes good on his word by shaking Grado’s hand and hoisting it into the air. The BDC attacks – but Drew Galloway debuts from the crowd to make the save! Drew Galloway catches Low Ki in the head with a metal bar – Low Ki is busted open and blood pours from the side of his head!
Backstage: The BroMans and Angelina Love take an “usie” before heading to the ring for Angelina’s match. As they leave the frame, Awesome Kong is seen in the background!
Angelina Love vs. Taryn Terrell (c)
At the opening bell, Angelina Love attacks – sending Taryn Terrell back to the outside! Angelina leaves the ring to high five The BroMans. She drops Taryn with a fall-away slam.
Angelina rolls Taryn back into the ring and climbs the turnbuckle. Taryn sends her crashing down before unleashing a flurry of offense! Taryn connects with a snap suplex and a diving clothesline.
Taryn charges Angelina, but Angelina counters with a Botox Injection! Taryn kicks out at two – then she nails the cutter for the three!
Winner: Taryn Terrell
Post-match: The arena goes dark. When the lights come up – Kong is face to face with Taryn Terrell. Taryn yells at Kong, “This is my time!”
Kong chokes Taryn, but she breaks the hold and the two exchange blows! Taryn runs toward Kong, but Kong powers her down with a shoulder block. Kong plants Taryn with an Implant Buster!
Kong grabs the Knockout’s Championship – and from behind, Gail Kim enters the ring! Gail Kim and Kong come face to face with the championship in the background. Kong drops the title over Taryn’s motionless body before retreating. Gail stares from the ring and Josh Mathews wonders if it’s a sign of things to come.
Tommy Dreamer calls out Eric Young.
Eric Young’s music hits – but he no-shows. Dreamer tells him to be a man. EY’s music plays again – but again, he no-shows. Dreamer heads to the back to find him. Young ambushes Dreamer.
“The Innovator of Violence” gains the upper hand and drags Eric Young to ringside. Dreamer demands a referee before taking a swig of fan’s beer and spraying it into Young’s eyes! Dreamer taunts Young too long and gets dropped groin first onto the guardrail.
Eric Young bites Dreamer’s eyebrow! Dreamer bleeds profusely from the eye – but he manages to shift the momentum and get Eric Young into the ring. The bell sounds.
Tommy Dreamer vs. Eric Young
Dreamer drags a table from beneath the ring, but Young kicks the table into his face. Young rolls Dreamer into the ring and drops his elbow across the back of Dreamer’s head.
Young places a chair on the mat and attempts a piledriver. Dreamer counters, but Young slams Dreamer onto the chair and sets up the table! Young lays Dreamer out on top of the table before climbing the ropes. Dreamer counters – he superplexes Eric Young from the top rope, but Dreamer miscalculated the fall and goes through the table!
Dreamer and Young reach their feet and trade blows. Dreamer gets the better of their exchange. Dreamer slams the chair into Young’s groing, but EY fights back, slamming Dreamer head first into a chair mounted in the corner. As Dreamer stumbles, Eric Young connects with a piledriver for the win!
Winner: Eric Young
A video recaps Bram’s attack on Magnus, then “Hardcore Country” rings throughout the arena as Mickie James heads to the ring!
The crowd gives Mickie James a tremendous ovation. Mickie says her visit to Impact is bittersweet – because in the last year, she’s had a son and gotten engaged – but that the action’s of Bram have broken her heart.
Mickie addresses Bram. She says she knows Bram thinks he’s a man’s man - but “attacking someone from behind? You’re nothing but a coward!”
Bram emerges to confront Mickie with a cue ball in hand! Mickie gets in his face!
Bram says he attacked Magnus because he’s become a watered-down version of himself. Bram blames Mickie for that – and says that Magnus is “stuck” with Mickie and a child. He calls Mickie a “needy little redneck.”
Mickie says Bram is only half the man Magnus is – then she fires back with, “You know you’re nothing but a little bitch!”
Bram knocks the microphone out of Mickie’s hand! He backs her into the corner while toying with the cue ball. Mickie slaps him in the face and screams, “You don’t scare me Bram!”
Officials emerge from the back to get between Mickie and Bram. Bram leaves the ring.
Backstage: Lashley confronts Angle.
20-Man No. 1 Contender’s Gauntlet
Kenny King, representing The BDC, starts the gauntlet against Austin Aries.
King drives a knee into Aries’ gut before planting a kick to the back of his head. Aries attempts an early elimination of Kenny King, but King battles out. Aries and King battle back and forth as Crazy Steve enters the gauntlet.
Crazy Steve battles Kenny King. Steve surprises and he leaves King lying on the mat. He high fives Austin Aries, but then Aries delivers and overhead slam.
Jessie Godderz enters next – followed by Bram. Aries and Jessie fight in one corner as Bram attempts to eliminate Crazy Steve. Kenny King attacks Bram. Khoya – the next participant – climbs into the ring.
Crazy Steve attacks Khoya, but Khoya counters Steve and makes the first elimination!
Chris Melendez enters – and immediately attacks Kenny King! Jessie and Bram battle across the ring from Aries and Khoya. Chris Melendez shifts his focus and tries to eliminate Bram.
Mr. Anderson enters the gauntlet, attacking Khoya, Jessie Godderz and Kenny King!
Chris Melendez is eliminated and Samuel Shaw, DJ Z and Sanada enter. Tyrus enters and come face to face with Jessie and DJ Z. Samuel Shaw jumps Tyrus from behind – but he’s eliminated for his efforts.
Tyrus makes another elimination as Rockstar Spud rushes into the match. DJ Z and Jessie Godderz are eliminated. Spud immediately attacks Tyrus, but he’s also eliminated. Tyrus eliminates Khoya. Sanada sparys mist into the eyes of Tyrus – and Mr. Anderson eliminates Sanada. Anderson eliminates Tyrus.
Gunner enters the gauntlet. He immediately goes after Bram. Bram and Gunner battle across from Austin Aries, Mr. Anderson and Robbie E! Robbie E is eliminated as Ethan Carter III enters the gauntlet. Bram and EC3 are eliminated next!
Samoa Joe enters next. Joe powers through Mr. Anderson before attacking Gunner. Joe and Kenny King join forces against Mr. Anderson. Low Ki makes his entrance.
Low Ki instantly attacks Gunner and Austin Aries. The BDC members face off against Gunner, Mr. Anderson and Austin Aries; MVP enters the gauntlet. Mr. Anderson is eliminated before MVP enters the ring. The final participant, Kurt Angle, rushes into the gauntlet!
Angle suplexes Kenny King and then Low Ki!
The BDC eliminates Gunner and Austin Aries, making it a 4-on-1 effort against Kurt Angle.
Lashley emerges from the back – but The BDC continues dominating Angle. Angle attempts to fight out of the corner, but all of the members of The BDC trade shots on Angle.
Kurt Angle creates just enough separation to charge Samoa Joe. Joe catches Joe mid-air and slams Angle to the mat! Angle eliminates Samoa Joe, Low Ki and then Kenny King! MVP and Kurt Angle square off in the center of the ring.
They trade blows and MVP takes the advantage. MVP gets Angle over the top rope, but Angle falls onto the apron and rolls back into the ring! Angle catches MVP with an uppercut before rolling him over the top rope. MVP catches himself and rolls back into the ring.
MVP takes out Angle’s knee. MVP attempts a Black Out kick, but Angle counters into a German suplex! Angle comes off the ropes, but Kenny King grabs his ankle – and MVP connects with a Drive-By to eliminate Kurt Angle!
Sunday at 9PM on IMPACT WRESTLING, Scottish sensation GRADO makes his in-ring debut in-front of an international audience. However, all week he has made international headlines with his plea. Three words have been trending on social media for days now...
Now, Scottish Parliament has stepped in as well! So far, 12 Members of Scottish Parliament (MSPs) have backed a motion supporting Grado's #SayYesMadonna campaign. Grado was a part of TNA's hit reality show British Boot Camp 2, becoming an instant fan-favorite and a thorn in the side of one of the show's judges, Al Snow.
Do you support Grado!? If so, sound off on Twitter using #SayYesMadonna and tune-in to IMPACT WRESTLING to watch Grado take-on wrestling legend Al Snow in his first match for TNA's IMPACT WRESTLING!
UK fans can watch this monumental debut on Sunday night at 9PM on Challenge TV. For all international listings, click here.
Glad to hear Scottish Parliament are dealing with a major issue of serious importance affecting the country..my entrance song #SayYesMadonna— GRADO (@gradowrestling) February 20, 2015
DMAX BRINGS IMPACT BACK TO GERMAN TV
Munich (Friday February 20, 2015): TNA IMPACT WRESTLING will return to German TV screens this month on DMAX.
Fans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be able to watch a one-hour version of flagship show IMPACT for free every Saturday night at 11.15pm on the channel, starting on Saturday February 28. There will be an initial run of eight episodes.
This new deal is a part of the new global multi-year partnership between TNA and Discovery Communications, the parent of DMAX.
TNA superstars including Olympic Gold Medallist Kurt Angle, Jeff and Matt Hardy, Lashley, MVP, Bobby Roode, Eric Young and Gail Kim will be back in action on German TV, where IMPACT was previously the country’s highest-rated wrestling show.
Commentary on the breathtaking action inside the ring will once more come from the popular German commentary team of Nic Heldt and Mike Ritter.
Oliver Nowotny, VP Programming & Content Discovery Networks Deutschland, said: "Wrestling has a huge fan base in Germany. The deal between Discovery and TNA means we can now offer fans the very latest, most explosive feuds, produced to the highest standards.
“We are confident of winning new viewers for the sport, and are also looking forward to comparing notes on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.”
TNA Executive Vice President Andy Barton added: “TNA has a long and successful history on German TV, and a very close relationship with the fans there. So we are delighted to be back on screens in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
"Together TNA and Discovery Communications are already showing our commitment to bringing fans the very best in professional wrestling, both in America and across the globe.”