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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 30, 2014) – TNA today announced Olympic Gold Medalist and TNA Hall-of-Fame member Kurt Angle has signed a new contract to remain an active TNA roster member. Kurt can be seen on IMPACT WRESTLING’s new home, Destination America, during a special LIVE event from New York City on Wednesday January 7 at 9/8c.

“Kurt Angle’s arrival nearly a decade ago put TNA on the map. Now Kurt leads a fresh, young IMPACT WRESTLING locker room into a whole new era on Destination America,” said TNA President Dixie Carter. “Once Kurt steps inside those ropes there is no greater talent in professional wrestling.”

“I’m extremely excited to remain with TNA Wrestling,” said Angle. “The driving force behind my signing is the honesty, great communication and positive changes being made by Dixie Carter and John Gaburick. Things are moving upward and forward at TNA, and 2015 will be a great one for all of us at IMPACT WRESTLING.”

For more information on Kurt Angle and other talent signings visit impactwrestling.com, and follow IMPACT WRESTLING on twitter @IMPACTWRESTLING and TNA President Dixie Carter @TNADixie.

IMPACT WRESTLING premieres in its permanent time slot on Fridays from 9-11 PM ET beginning January 16 on Destination America. And, IMPACT WRESTLING: UNLOCKED with Mike Tenay premieres in its permanent time slot on Saturdays from 10 AM-Noon ET beginning January 17, immediately followed by TNA GREATEST MATCHES from Noon-1 PM ET. 

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As you may have heard, TNA is taking over NYC on January 7-9 with TV broadcasts scheduled to take place at the Manhattan Center. New Yorkers are extremely passionate about their city, and NYC is rich with wrestling history. In honor of our three days in the city that never sleeps, we present 3 reasons why TNA loves New York!

 

 

New Yorkers LOVE pro wrestling and the city has been lucky enough to host some of the greatest wrestling moments of all time! From the early days of pro wrestling shows selling out Madison Square Garden in the 70s all the way to the present, New York City has maintained a truly special bond with professional wrestling.

The Big Apple has also been home to some of TNA’s biggest moments. Sold-out shows at Hammerstein Ballroom, Hulk Hogan’s signing to TNA held at Madison Square Garden, and now, TNA's debut on Destination America at the famed Manhattan Center! Traditionally, January is cold, but TNA is going to heat up NYC! 

 

As you can see on Spin Cycle each week, our wrestlers can’t agree on much – but everyone can agree that New York City is home to some of the best food in the world! Whether you have the fine taste of EC3 and enjoy spending upwards of $300 a plate at Per Se, or you just want an amazing slice of New York pizza at 3 a.m., New York has something delicious for everyone.

Not only that, but Hell’s Kitchen (home to the Manhattan Center) is home to some of New York’s best restaurants. Restaurants such as Mercato, Hallo Berlin, Daisy May’s BBQ, and Tulcingo del Valle are just another reason why Hell’s Kitchen is the perfect neighborhood for TNA!

 

 

Most importantly, the greater New York area is home to several of our wrestlers, past and present. Current IMPACT stars Velvet Sky and Taz call New York home and Robbie E is just a train ride away in Jersey. Whether they are New Yorkers or not, all wrestlers dream of the day that they get to step in the ring in front of one of the most die-hard groups of wrestling fans on the planet.

New York, we’re coming for you! Get tickets now!

 

 

 

Well, it's over!! All in all, I must say Brooke and I killed it!

No one thought #TheWrestlers would make it to the finals and we did!! The Amazing Race was extremely hard but, Brooke and I are amazing. #TeamBro opened up some eyes for sure and I think a lot of race fans will certainly be tuning into IMPACT to keep watching us.  

This is not the last of us.  We challenge The Sweet Scientists to a ladder match with the million dollars hanging!!! #BOOM 

DESTINATION AMERICA EXPANDS WEEKEND WRESTLING LINEUP WITH

ADDITION OF TNA WRESTLING’S GREATEST MATCHES

 

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Destination America today announced it is adding TNA WRESTLING’S GREATEST MATCHES to its weekend lineup of wrestling programming. An hour-long show, GREATEST MATCHES presents the most remarkable and unforgettable contests of iconic TNA superstars such as Kurt Angle, Sting, Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson, Samoa Joe and AJ Styles. TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches debuts with a three episode mini-marathon on Saturday, January 10 beginning at 10 AM ET followed by two new additionalpremieres on Friday January 16at 9AM. TNA WRESTLING’S GREATEST MATCHES will continue to premiere in its regular time slot starting January 17 on Saturdays at 12PM.

“We joined forces with TNA because of their rich history with wrestling and have compiled an incredible anthology of TNA WRESTLING’S GREATEST MATCHES to share with our audience,” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. “We’re bringing fans and viewers together as we celebrate the wildest, the most intense, and the most jaw-dropping moments in the careers of some of the best professional wrestlers in the world with TNA WRESTLING’S GREATEST MATCHES.”

“The legacy of TNA is best celebrated by looking at the amazing moments created by our iconic wrestlers in their finest matches,” said TNA president Dixie Carter. “It’s why we are so thrilled to bring TNA WRESTLING’S GREATEST MATCHES to the ever-growing lineup on Destination America, the new home for fans looking for professional wrestling at its best.”

With a special LIVE broadcast, IMPACT WRESTLING debuts on Destination America on Wednesday, January 7 from 9-11 PM ET
, televised from New York City’s legendary Manhattan Center. IMPACT WRESTLING moves to its regular time slot on Fridays from 9-11 PM ET beginning January 16 on Destination America. IMPACT WRESTLING: UNLOCKED, with announcer Mike Tenay, will kick off Saturday wrestling with premieres in its permanent (again, regular) time slot on Saturdays from 10 AM-12 PM ET followed by brand-new episodes of TNA WRESTLING’S GREATEST MATCHES at 12PM.

January Airings of TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches include:

Saturday, January 10

  •        10 AM ET: Best of Sting
  •        11 AM ET: Best of Kurt Angle
  •        12 PM ET: Best of Kurt Angle Part 2

 

Friday, January 16

  •        9 AM ET: Best of Rob Van Dam
  •        10 AM ET: Best of Mr. Anderson

Saturday, January 17 at 12 PM ET: Best of Jeff Hardy

 

Friday, January 23 at 1 PM ET: Best of The Knockouts

 

Saturday, January 24 at 12 PM ET: Best of Samoa Joe

 

Saturday, January 31 at 12 PM ET: Best of Bully Ray

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 18, 2014) – TNA, today, announced seasoned broadcaster Josh Mathews will join Taz to form the new IMPACT WRESTLING announce team. With Mathews doing play-by-play and Taz color-commentary, the new IMPACT WRESTLING announce team will debut during the LIVE broadcast of IMPACT WRESTLING on Destination America from New York City on Wednesday, January 7 at 9/8c.

“Josh Mathews is a dynamic talent who brings great energy and experience to commentating,” said John Gaburick, TNA’s Executive Vice President of Television. “I’ve had the pleasure to work with Josh for many years and know he, alongside Taz, will captivate fans and enhance the viewing experience.”

Raised in Indiana, Mathews moved to New York as a teenager to pursue his professional wrestling career and quickly established himself as a leading voice in sports entertainment and professional wrestling.

“I was amped up when I heard the news Mathews would be joining me to announce IMPACT WRESTLING on Destination America,” said Taz. “Our goal is to be the best announce team in wrestling today, combining Mathews’ work ethic and experience with mine alongside the best roster in wrestling. I am looking forward to sitting next to my friend and new announce partner on January 7 in New York City.”

“I’m elated to join TNA and be the new voice of IMPACT WRESTLING alongside my friend and three-time World Champion Taz,” said Mathews.  “I’d like to thank Dixie Carter and John Gaburick for this incredible opportunity. Mike Tenay is a legend in this business and I am humbled to build on the body of work he has established over the past 12 years on IMPACT. To have my voice attached to the amazing athletes who do what they do better than anyone in the world is a dream come true.”

IMPACT WRESTLING debuts on Destination America with a special LIVE broadcast on Wednesday, January 7 from 9-11 PM ET, televised from New York City’s legendary Manhattan Center. IMPACT WRESTLING will move to its permanent time slot on Fridays from 9-11 PM ET beginning January 16 on Destination America. And, IMPACT WRESTLING: UNLOCKED with Mike Tenay premieres in its permanent time slot on Saturdays from 10 AM-Noon ET beginning January 17. 

TNA Superstar Robbie E has been profiled by Muscle & Fitness Magazine as he gears up for two milestones in his career. First, this Friday, he and Brooke - #TheWrestlers - compete for $1 million dollars on the finale of The Amazing Race! Then, in January, Robbie E and the rest of the stars of IMPACT WRESTLING embark on their maiden voyage as part of the Destination America family. IMPACT debuts LIVE on January 7th, before premering in it's NEW timeslot, Fridays at 9PM EST, on January 16th!

In Muscle & Fitness, Robbie E breaks down his training regimen for The Amazing Race and what he's doing to pursue the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Read the full story NOW on MuscleAndFitness.com! 

IMPACT WRESTLING BECOMES “UNLOCKED” WITH BRAND NEW TELEVISION SERIES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2014) – TNA Entertainment will deliver a new concept in professional wrestling with the premiere of IMPACT WRESTLING: UNLOCKED, Saturday, January 17 at 10AM EST on Destination America. This new weekly series hosted by “The Professor” Mike Tenay will dive deeper into the most recent episode of IMPACT WRESTLING with exclusive content and never-before-seen footage.

During IMPACT WRESTLING: UNLOCKED viewers will get an enhanced experience as the screen comes alive with match facts and stats, as well as bonus commentary and exclusive footage taking fans deeper into the intriguing characters, captivating stories and fascinating personal lives of the TNA Superstars.

“Fans are constantly asking me what goes on behind the scenes,” said Tenay. “The appetite is strong for interesting factoids and an insider’s perspective. We will explore everything from why World Champion Bobby Roode uses his Roode Bomb finisher to how Taryn Terrell uses her stuntwoman background when defending her Knockouts title. IMPACT WRESTLING: UNLOCKED will offer a distinctive and stimulating viewing experience unmatched in professional sports.”

In addition, each week during IMPACT WRESTLING: UNLOCKED, Tenay will reveal the IMPACT WRESTLING Top 5, a power ranking of the top five heavyweights in TNA. This new ranking system is sure to spark controversy, debate, and most importantly, competition. 

IMPACT WRESTLING debuts on Destination America with a special LIVE broadcast on Wednesday, January 7 from 9-11 PM ET, televised from New York City’s legendary Manhattan Center. IMPACT WRESTLING will move to its permanent time slot on Fridays from 9-11 PM ET beginning January 16 on Destination America.

This is it, bro!!

This Friday is the finale of the 25th season of The Amazing Race!!!! It has definitely been the most special season because I was part of it... Duh!!! Hello??? Anyway...  

We made history this week. Only the second team ever to have a speed bump and still come in first place. Worst to first, bro!! Sounds good to me!  

After breezing through the speed bump and staying positive, we shot some hoops even after I got a vicious eye poke from one of the other players. Still though, bro, we killed it!

Next, we hit a detour and I had to take coconuts and carry them around to their proper homes in a market. It was hot and far BUT... I'm hot too, bro. So, I got it done!! BOOM!

It's all about #TheWrestlers this season and I don't think anyone could deny that! This Friday, Brooke and I will take home 1-million dollars... FO SHO, BRO!

What does the season finale hold?? 4 teams. Only one winner! City of Angels. It's on!!!

Cheer us on with your very own #TEAMBRO t-shirt, bro! Available now at ShopTNA.com! 

  

 

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Getting prepped for her match!

 

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Getting an ear full from her cohort Angelina Love

 

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The massive Son’s of Anarchy fan getting her hair beautified!

 

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Velvet Sky is always ready to go!

 

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Backstage with her BFF & new beau!

 

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Don't miss The Amazing Race tonight, at 8/7c, on CBS! #TheWrestlers are making TNA fans proud and will continue their journey across the globe!