IMPACT WRESTLING’S “THE IMMORTAL” HULK HOGAN ANNOUNCES TAMPA HOMECOMING EVENT AT THE USF SUN DOME MAY 23
IMPACT WRESTLING’S SUPERSTAR MAGNUS AND USF’S HEAD COACH WILLIE TAGGART JOINED HOGAN FOR TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT
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TNA Entertainment's flagship television show seen Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on Spike TV, will broadcast its action-packed event LIVE Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. from Tampa’s newly-renovated, legendary wrestling arena, the USF Sun Dome, marking the sixth stop along the way of it’s new “live TV on the road” schedule.
IMPACT WRESTLING’s General Manager and Tampa‘s own Hulk Hogan welcomed IMPACT WRESTLING’s superstar Magnus, USF’s newest head football coach Willie Taggart and the General Manager of the USF Sun Dome Trent Merritt to his restaurant, Hogan’s Beach, for today’s announcement.
“I’m thrilled to help bring IMPACT WRESTLING to my home town,” said Hogan. “You’re going to see the very best in wrestling, right here in Tampa.”
During the announcement, Hogan presented Taggart with a replica championship belt. Upon receiving the championship belt, Taggart said “It has taken me only 27 years to finally meet my childhood hero, and now I get a personal welcome and championship belt from someone that I have watched since I was a child.” He continued, “I did a lot of push-ups but never got as thick as he did. Still trying. #DOSOMETHING!”
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 at the USF Sun Dome box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets start at $15, and fans also have the opportunity to purchase $125 tickets in the Knockout Zone, a section of floor seats hosted by TNA Knockouts CHRISTY HEMME and SOCAL VAL which include buffet-style food and beverage service and appearances from some of your favorite IMPACT WRESTLING Superstars.
Currently, HULK HOGAN and “The Icon” STING lead IMPACT WRESTLING along with TNA World Heavyweight Champion BULLY RAY, Olympic Gold Medalist KURT ANGLE and “The Phenomenal” A.J. STYLES, plus the renegade faction ACES & EIGHTS and the lovely and lethal TNA KNOCKOUTS, as part of the IMPACT WRESTLING LIVE touring events.
“Fans from around the world have been coming to us for more than eight years to be a part of the IMPACT WRESTLING audience. It's now time for us to take the IMPACT WRESTLING television cameras to them,” said TNA President Dixie Carter. “This is a very important next evolution for the company, and I’m excited that the backdrop to the show will feature our great fans in arenas around the country and world.”