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Simply, The Great Muta is one of the brightest international stars the professional wrestling world has ever known.  Throughout his career, he’s held wrestling gold 19 times and has won awards and praise across the globe. Not only that, but The Great Muta has consistently worked to shine a light on new talent from his native Japan – most recently sending his protégé Sanada to TNA, who quickly captured the X-Division Championship. The Great Muta is also responsible for some of the most exciting Japanese wrestling under his own Wrestle-1 banner!

TNA Wrestling is extremely honored and excited to announce that The Great Muta will be returning to TNA this summer and is set to take part in our first IMPACT in New York City, on June 25 at the Manhattan Center. Additional details will be revealed shortly.

Muta was last seen at TNA Lockdown in Miami, where he teamed with his Wrestle-1 proteges, Sanda and Yasu. To celebrate the return of The Great Muta to TNA, that match from Lockdown is now available below in its entirety.

More surprises will be revealed soon!

 

TNA ADDS THREE TELEVISED AUGUST EVENTS IN NYC TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 30 AT 10 A.M. ET

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (May 27, 2014) – In response to incredible demand from IMPACT WRESTLING fans, TNA Entertainment is adding three televised events in New York City August 5, 6 and 7 at the famed Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom. Tickets for the August New York City IMPACT WRESTLING Live! events, which will broadcast on Spike TV in the U.S. and to millions of fans in more than 120 countries across the globe, go on sale this Fri., May 30 at 10 a.m. ET, and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800.745.3000.

Tickets start at $20 and elite front row ringside seats are available for $75. A pre-sale for the August events will start at 10 a.m. ET on Wed., May 28. For exclusive pre-sale codes follow TNA President Dixie Carter on twitter @TNADixie.

A limited number of VIP Packages, which include premiere seating, a meet and greet autograph session with select TNA Superstars and a commemorative souvenir, are also available starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. via ShopTNA.com.

TNA has now announced a total of six televised IMPACT WRESTLING Live! events this summer at The Grand Ballroom of the Manhattan Center; June 25 –27 and Aug. 5 – 7.

For more information on TNA in NYC visit www.impactwrestling.com and follow @IMPACTWRESTLING on twitter and on Facebook at www.fb.com/IMPACTWRESTLING.

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ABOUT TNA ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

TNA Entertainment, LLC, is a privately held sports entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee, specializing in events, products, numerous TV properties, merchandise and music, as well as, the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, MVP, Magnus, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, Gail Kim and the lovely and lethal Knockouts, and many more through its highly successful TNA IMPACT WRESTLING weekly broadcast, airing Thursday at 9/8c, on SPIKE TV. In addition, TNA produces monthly PPV events and more than 100 live events a year. The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in more than 120 countries.

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW at www.ticketmaster.com, all ticketmaster outlets and toll free at 800.745.3000.  Be part of three electrifying nights when IMPACT WRESTLING invades the city that never sleeps!

 

In response to incredible demand from IMPACT WRESTLING fans, TNA Entertainment is adding three televised events in New York City August 5-7 at the famed Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom!

Ticket prices:  $75 - 1st Row Ringside, $50 - Rows 2 and 3 Ringside, $40, $30, $20

VIP Tickets are SOLD OUT for Aug. 6 and Aug. 7 shows! VIP Tickets still available for August 5th!

 

Stay tuned to impactwrestling.com for more information and follow us on twitter @IMPACTWRESTLING

Related:  Click Here For Information on the Manhattan Center in NYC

 

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*Superstars listed are subject to change

TICKETS ON SALE NOW at www.ticketmaster.com, all ticketmaster outlets and toll free at 800.745.3000.  Be part of three electrifying nights when IMPACT WRESTLING invades the city that never sleeps!

 

In response to incredible demand from IMPACT WRESTLING fans, TNA Entertainment is adding three televised events in New York City August 5-7 at the famed Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom!

Ticket prices:  $75 - 1st Row Ringside, $50 - Rows 2 and 3 Ringside, $40, $30, $20

VIP Tickets are SOLD OUT for Aug. 6 and Aug. 7 shows! VIP Tickets still available for August 5th!

 

Stay tuned to impactwrestling.com for more information and follow us on twitter @IMPACTWRESTLING

Related:  Click Here For Information on the Manhattan Center in NYC

 

WHO:

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*Superstars listed are subject to change

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IMPACT WRESTLING TV TAPING
Doors Open at 6:00 PM/Show Starts at 7:00 PM
Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom
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TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW at www.ticketmaster.com, all ticketmaster outlets and toll free at 800.745.3000.  Be part of three electrifying nights when IMPACT WRESTLING invades the city that never sleeps!

 

In response to incredible demand from IMPACT WRESTLING fans, TNA Entertainment is adding three televised events in New York City August 5-7 at the famed Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom!

Ticket prices:  $75 - 1st Row Ringside, $50 - Rows 2 and 3 Ringside, $40, $30, $20

IMPACT WRESTLING Live! VIP Tickets now available at ShopTNA.com!

 

Stay tuned to impactwrestling.com for more information and follow us on twitter @IMPACTWRESTLING

Related:  Click Here For Information on the Manhattan Center in NYC

 

WHO:

lashley1bullyray2mvpjeffhardykurtangleericyoung3gailkimvelvetskyethancarterbobbyroode3jamesstormmagnussamoajoe

*Superstars listed are subject to change

 

Preview Thursday's can't-miss IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c as the road to the June "Slammiversary" epic event continues! If you can't watch it Thursday, make sure to set your DVR!

- Tune in Thursday night on SpikeTV to witness the fallout from MVP's new alliance and the path of destruction they unleashed this past week! After beating down World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young, Austin Aries and World Tag Team Champions The Wolves, is there anyone in TNA that can stop the trio of MVP, Bobby Lashley and Kenny King? Video: MVP unleashes his new alliance on TNA

- Plus, TNA President Dixie Carter confronted MVP this past week, but she was interrupted by Bully Ray before she could finish. Will we find out more about Dixie and MVP's current business relationship this Thursday? Tune in and find out! Video: Dixie Carter confronts MVP and his alliance

- Speaking of Bully Ray, will he unleash all his fury after being beaten down by MVP, Lashley and King…AND then humiliated after Dixie ordered ECIII to put him through ANOTHER table? Will everyone feel Bully's wrath on Thursday? Don't miss it!

- After what happened this past week, Brittany has challenged The Beautiful People (Angelina Love and Velvet Sky) to a Knockouts tag team match on IMPACT! Who will Brittany get to be her tag team partner?

- Also on Thursday' IMPACT, Mr. Anderson and Gunner will take on The BroMans in tag team action

- Plus, TNA newcomer Bram will be in action as he continues to try and get Magnus to unleash a more violent, aggressive side! Article: Will Bram bring out the dark side of Magnus?

All this and much more on Thursday's huge IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c, including all the latest news on the upcoming "Slammiversary" event!

 


With Xplosion moving to Satrudays in the United Kingdom why not take a mintue for some Total Nonstop Action to kick things off right with this xplosion match between Tigre Uno and Austin Aries!

KingofMountain

Up until 2010 a regular staple of the annual Slammiversary Event was the King of the Mountain Match. Some of the greatest wrestlers in TNA IMPACT WRESTLING history have entered the King of the Mountain Match in hopes to stake a claim at TNA Gold. Impactwrestling.com is going to take you through the rules that make up a king of the mountain match as well as many of the pivitol King of the Mountain matches in TNA IMPACT WRESTLING History.

First lets establish the Rules!

  • The match consists of 5 competitors who begin ineligible to win. In order to become eligible one must score a submission or pinfall where falls count anywhere.
  • Once eligible the competitor must retrieve the belt from the official while the person who was pinned or submitted must spend 2 minutes in a cage
  • Multiple competitors can be locked in the cage resulting in alliances or the fight continuing.
  • Once the belt is in play any other wrestler who is eligible may steal the belt, if at any point the belt is dropped it goes back to the official.

The Asylum – June 2, 2004

JeffJarrett Asylum

The first ever King of the Mountain match happened on June 2nd 2004 as part of the weekly Pay-Per-Views put on at the Asylum in Nashville, TN. The King of the Mountain himself defeated Ron Killings, AJ Styles, Raven and Chris Harris to become the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion, ousting then champion Ron Killings.

Slammiversary 2005 – Orlando, FL

At the first ever Slammiversary Pay-Per-View on Jun 19th, 2005, which celebrated TNA Wrestling’s 3rd year in existence, the King of the Mountain match made an appearance and became a regular staple in the Slammiversary celebration. At this one in particular, Raven came out on top defeating AJ Styles, Monty Brown, Abyss and Sean Waltman.

Slammiversary 2006 – Orlando, FL


History was made yet again with the King of the Mountain match when Jeff Jarrett, Christian Cage, Abyss, Ron Killings (Truth) and Sting faced off in the 6 sided ring. For the second time in the short history of the King of the Mountain match, Jeff Jarrett came out on time to become the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion.

Slammiversary 2007 – Nashville, TN

At Slammiversay 2007 what is likely to be one of the most important matches in the history of TNA Wrestling took place. In the years prior TNA Wrestling had been affiliated with the NWA and had used their championship titles as part of the TNA Wrestling Promotion. The King of the Mountain match ushered in a new Era as a new TNA Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship title was debuted and the first ever TNA World heavyweight Champion was crowned. 5 of the biggest superstars of the time faced off in the ring, however Kurt Angle came out on top defeating Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Christian Cage and Chris Harris.

TNA Impact! June 5, 2008 – Orlando, FL

Jeff Jarrett reminds Kazarian who the real King of the Mountain is

On an episode of TNA Impact! the King of the Mountain Match saw a slight departure from the norm with the match being a basis for determining who will get a future shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship instead of a championship match. To make things even more interesting with this match all of the competitors were part of TNA Wrestling’s high flying X Division. Kaz (Kazarian) defeated Chris Sabin, Curry Man, Jimmy Rave and Johnny Devine to earn the future shot.

Slammiversary 2008 – Southaven, MS

Just a few days after Kaz become eligible for a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, the world saw another celebrated member of the X Division come out on top yet again except this time he could claim the title of being King of the Mountain. After coming up short at the previous years Slammiversary Pay-Per-View, Samoa Joe went into the King of the Mountain match looking to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship which is no easy task as any of the other 4 men could strip him of the title he worked so hard to attain. He took on Robert Roode (Bobby Roode), Booker T, Rhino and Christian Cage

Slammiversary 2009 – Auburn Hills, MI

At the Slammiversary Pay-Per-View taking place in Michigan the King of the Mountain match made it’s return with not one contest but two! Manik (known as Suicide at the time) became the first and only person to become X Division Champion from winning a King of the Mountain match defeating, Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley. To add to the excitement of the evening Mick Foley defended the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Kurt Angle Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles and Samoa Joe. After a hard fought match Kurt Angle prevailed and joined the ranks of Jeff Jarrett to become the only other person to acquire gold twice in a King of the Mountain Match.

If MVP's alliance with Bobby Lashley and Kenny King was a shock last week.  This week's iMPACT was all about awe as the group rolled into town with nasty intentions in mind.  Might Eric Young be able to survive this latest threat to the World Heavyweight Championship?  Could Dixie Carter's return to the iMPACT Zone change the momentum?  Would Bully Ray even allow her to make it that far?  With all these questions and more looming, this was a night that rocked TNA from the top floor all the way to its foundation.

By James Guttman

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QUICK RESULTS:

-  MVP, Bobby Lashley, and Kenny King were confronted by the Wolves.  They attacked and Lashley speared Davey Richards through a table; sending him to the hospital.
- Knockouts Champion Angelina Love defeated Brittany
- Austin Aries defeated MVP via disqualifcation
- Bully Ray was attacked by MVP, Bobby Lashley, and Kenny King.  After the beating, Ethan Carter put Bully through a table at the direction of his aunt, Dixie Carter.
- Falls Count Anywhere: Willow defeated Magnus
- Eddie Edwards and Kenny King brawled.
- Bobby Lashley defeated Eric Young

FULL RESULTS ON THE NEXT PAGES >>

 

Impact gets off to a huge start as MVP arrives with his new friends,  Bobby Lashley and Kenny King, by his side. The self-proclaimed number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship wastes no time in patting himself on the back for taking power at will and surrounding himself with talent.  Lashley and King take turns echoing his self-directed praise and genius for creating this new unstoppable alliance.  We all thought we knew who MVP was, but we had no idea.  He's all about power and all about himself.  That's when the wolf in sheep's clothing is confronted by some Wolves in, well, wolves' clothing.

The Wolves race to the ring and waste no time in confronting Team MVP.  With their tag team titles in hand, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards call the boss out on his baloney.  What happened to the promises you made?  What happened to making a real change? Needless to say, MVP isn't cool with this approach and the conversation goes from civil to violent rather quickly.

It doesn't take long for Lashley, King, and MVP to overpower the two Wolves.  Edwards is left in a mid-ring heap while the trio carry Richards up the ramp.  Once there, Bobby takes a running start and spears him right off the platform through a table below.  The sickening sound of cracked wood and bone is enough to repulse anyone within earshot, but seems to send King into a laughing fit.  The despicable scene ends with paramedics and TNA officials rushing out to check on Davey's condition and transport him to the hospital.

 

The World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young shows up next and he's not in a happy mood.  Before he can get even once sentence out to explain why, he's interrupted by MVP and the Power Players.  It makes no difference to E.Y.  He addresses all three and doesn't mince words.  He calls Kenny King a "scumbag" and questions how Bobby could join a person like him.  What will you say one day, Lashley, when your son asks you that magic question?

"Dad, why is everybody calling you a sell-out?"

This leads to a change in position as the Most Villainous Posse takes the ring and surrounds the champion.  Rather than cower, Young goes on the attack and jumps on them all.  His offense quickly turns to defense and then to a pummeling.  With Eric taking shots from all sides, an unlikely savior emerges.

That savior was Austin Aries.  To roaring applause, A Double darts into the ring and helps Eric fend off his attackers.  He throws down a challenge and we get an immediate response.  The boss verifies it.  Tonight, it's on - MVP versus Austin Aries.  Also, Eric Young versus... someone to be named later.  He could tell you who it is now, champ, but what fun would that be?

 

     

TNA Knockouts Champion Angelina Love lives somewhere in between confidence and arrogance.  Her open challenge to anyone looking to unseat her is the perfect example. The Beautiful Person put her name on an unsigned contract and invited anyone from the TNA Knockouts Division to try their luck at taking her title.  A prematch skirmish had many thinking that Gail Kim would be her opponent, but a hidden stipulation squashed that thought.  Love forgot to mention that all former Knockouts Champions are excluded from this opportunity.  Under the guise of "helping a young up-and-comer", she limits her potential foes and keeps the top contenders away.  Still, the opportunity was huge for a young Knockout and Brittany was more than eager to accept.  Although we came close to seeing the title change hands, Brit just couldn't keep the champ down.  Thanks to Velvet Sky's distraction of referee Brian Stifler, Angelina avoided a pinfall loss and did away with the young hopeful after a stinging Botox Injection.  When the Beauties tried to cover the rookies face with a paper bag, though, it was just too much.  Gail Kim dashed to the action and a few well placed punches sent the Mean Girls scrambling for cover. 

A few weeks ago, fans were solidly behind MVP in his battle against Austin Aries. What a difference a few weeks make. With the fans finally seeing the boss through Austin's eyes, they were more than vocal in their support for "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived" when he stepped into the ring for their match.  As he tore into the man in charge with laser-like intensity, Aries seemed on his way to an easy victory.  That's when Bobby Lashley and Kenny King jumped in to remind him that outdoing MVP is never easy. 

The interference lead to a disqualification, but that didn't seem to affect the three men doing all the hitting.  With Aries getting a first class shellacking, Eric Young sprinted through the ropes to save him.  Unfortunately, two is still less than three and he too found himself overpowered.  That's when MVP revealed Young's opponent later tonight.  That man is...Bobby Lashley.  Now if there's no other business to get to...

Surprise.  The TNA President's music hits and Dixie Carter comes strutting onto the ramp with her nephew, Ethan Carter III, following behind with his eyes focused on the ring.  She steps right up to her old enemy but isn't feeling nostalgic for a fight.  Instead, she thinks she can help MVP in his quest for power.  But before she can explain how, Bully Ray's music hit and she nearly had a heart attack.

Enraged, Ray came marching to the ring with a pole in hand.  As he went after the TNA President, MVP and his crew parted like the red sea and smiled as they watched the chase.  Carter and EC3 scurried up the aisle, leaving Bully to have a long-overdue shouting match with MVP.  The former World Champion calls out the boss for all his underhanded tactics one by one.  Just as he's saying everything we wish we could, he's jumped by Kenny King.  It becomes a three-on-one beatdown and this time, no one comes to help. 

Dixie Carter and EC3 do come out, though, but not to help.  With huge grins, the Carters come to take a closer look at the beating.  When it's over, Ethan takes the opportunity to put the clearly dazed Bully Ray through a wooden table.  Looking down on the splintered wood and broken Bully, Dixie punctuates her point.

"Dixie Carter fears no one." 

 

 

It may seem like an uphill battle for Bram as he attempts to get his childhood friend Magnus to embrace his aggressive side.  Opponents like Willow make the job a bit easier.  Magnus was thrown into the deep end as he took on Jeff Hardy's twisted alter ego in this falls count anywhere match.  In what can best be described as pure brutality, the battle made its way all around the arena and saw the British Bluechipper once again refuse to bludgeon Willow with his friend's prybar.  He should have rethought his stance as Hardy used the distraction to nail a Twist of Fate and score a pinfall on the floor.  The loss, made even more bitter by Magnus's refusal to strike, left Bram so disgusted that his face couldn't hide it.   

 

Davey Richards has been transported to a local medical facility and Eddie Edwards is livid.  Barely able to speak, he calls Team MVP to the ring and the second Kenny King shows his face, he's jumped.  Resembling a street mugging, Edwards goes to town with punches and kicks.  Things didn't remain one sided though as the #KingoftheNight eventually made a comeback and, after he hit a suplex on the ramp that would send chills down your spine just watching it, the brawl came to an end. 

 

If you're keeping notes, make sure you never go drinking with Mr. Ken Anderson.  James Storm did and, thoughout the night, we've seen clips of their drinking contest from a local bar.  The only problem?  Anderson was drinking non-alcoholic beer.  Just as Storm crossed the line from drunk to blitzed, Anderson revealed his scam.  It was all a set up.  For what?  For revenge!  What followed was a vicious beating that spilled outside the building and ended with James's head bouncing off the dumpster.  Worst. Hangover. Ever.

 

Bobby Lashley might seem like an opponent that Eric Young can't overcome.  But Eric Young has spent his whole career overcoming opponents that "Eric Young can't overcome".  The bigger they are, the harder they fall and the World Heavyweight Champion wasn't about to let Lashley roll right over him.  He used his quick thinking to outmatch Bobby's power but when Kenny King and MVP ran out to interfere, the referee had no choice but to...

...do nothing.  Intimidated by the repercussions he would face, referee Brian Hebner allowed the boss to do whatever he wanted.  The match continued on, Lashley hit a powerslam, and Young was pinned.  To say this match was unfair would be an understatement.

The obligatory post-match beating began right after the bell and it was mere seconds before  Austin Aries ran out to lend a helping hand.  However, the road to pain is paved with good intentions and soon, Aries found himself in the same position as our World Champ.  With our heroes down on the mat, MVP, King, and Lashley stand tall as Impact comes to a close.   

 

As announced earlier this morning trough our social media channels, Bully Ray vs. Ethan Carter III has just been added to the card for Slammiversary on June 15th. This announcement comes off a crazy episode of IMPACT last week that saw Bully Ray invade Dixie Carter’s home before being knocked unconscious by EC3.

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