In this exclusive footage shot this morning in Mumbai, India, Kurt Angle and Gail Kim arrive for their first of many media events! Keep checking back for the latest updates from their trip!
Exclusive photos of Kurt Angle and Gail Kim arriving in India, courtesy of The Indian Express:
SONY SIX and TNA bring the ACTION to INDIA | TNA Superstars Kurt Angle and Gail Kim to give India the flavor of the sport
SONY SIX and TNA have announced that two of their global wrestling sensations - Kurt Angle and Gail Kim – will be arriving in India to conduct a variety of events to engage with the audiences. Kurt Angle, the Olympic Gold Medalist and multiple time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, along leading female wrestling superstar Gail Kim will travel to India on a promotional tour, that will see them visit Mumbai, Lucknow and Delhi from the 9th – 13th of December.
"Kurt is a wrestling superstar who not only garners critical following but is also a personality that attracts a huge fan base globally. With Kurt and Gail on TNA, fans will get to meet them up close and personal during their visit to India,” said Prasana Krishnan, Business Head, SONY SIX. “The sport of wrestling has been embedded into the hearts of Indian viewers since their childhood and we are thrilled to present our audiences with some of their most iconic figures in the sport of wrestling.”
Setting a different pace to the stars visit, SIX and TNA have taken an unconventional route to the tour by featuring the city of Lucknow as one of the pit stop.
Commenting on this, Prasana added, “We have not taken the typical route of limiting the visit to main metros. Lucknow has a huge fan following for TNA and we have received tremendous response with regard to viewership from this market. We want to take this opportunity to engage with the fans and give them a real feel of the entertainment TNA has to offer.
Kurt Angle said: “I’ve been fortunate to travel the world with my amateur and professional wrestling career, and India is an extraordinary place. I’m thrilled to be traveling there to promote TNA and build on our growing success in the area. Meeting the great wrestling fans in person, and taking in the sights and sounds of such an incredible nation will be an unforgettable experience for me.”
“I love that India has embraced TNA in such a big way,” added Gail Kim. “Traveling there for the first time to meet the fans and experience the rich and vibrant culture of India will be a dream come true.”
During their visit, Kurt and Gail will be a part of a variety of promotional events to seed the growth of wrestling in India.
TNA President Dixie Carter said: “We have been so pleased with the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response fans in India have shown TNA, and we cannot wait to bring Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle and reigning Knockouts Champion Gail Kim for our first press tour there.”
“SONY SIX has been a terrific partner for us as we continue to grow our worldwide programming portfolio. We look forward to directly connecting with fans during our visit.”
In their tour to India, fans will get to meet these iconic wrestling superstars in:
When: 10th December 2013
Where: Infinity Mall 2, Link Road, Malad West , Mumbai – 400056
When: 12th December 2013
Where: Wave Mall, TC-54, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010
TNA produces numerous weekly TV programs, monthly PPV events and more than 100 live shows a year. The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in more than 120 countries. The events see the company’s biggest stars perform for the sport’s most passionate audiences. Annual mainstays like March’s “Lockdown,” June’s “Slammiversary” and October’s “Bound for Glory” anchor the lineup, but each show delivers the best TNA has to offer.
Sony SIX, India’s Premier Sports Entertainment Channel is owned and operated by MSM India. Besides TNA, the company is well known to exclusively broadcast some of the world’s largest as well as renowned international sporting properties like The Pepsi IPL, UEFA EURO 2016, Qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2016 and the European Qualifiers for FIFA World Cup 2018, The NBA and The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Since its inception, the channel has successfully managed to target the youth of India through a mix of sports and entertainment.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) backs Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which is India’s leading television network. It comprises of Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India's leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India's premium Hindi movies and special events channel; SAB, a family comedy entertainment channel; PIX, the English movie channel; MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel ,SIX, India’s Premier Sports Entertainment Channel and Sony LIV - the Digital Entertainment Channel . Multi-Screen Media’s channels are available across the Globe and influence over 400 million viewers in the Indian sub-continent, and the South Asian Diaspora worldwide.
Sony SIX is a part of the network of channels distributed by TheOneAlliance - a joint venture between Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. and Discovery Communications India. Other channels in TheOneAlliance bouquet include SET, SAB, MAX, PIX, MIX,AXN, ANIMAX, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, ANIMAL PLANET, TLC, DISCOVERY SCIENCE, DISCOVERY TURBO, DISCOVERY CHANNEL TAMIL, DISCOVERY KIDS, AATH, AAJ TAK, HEADLINES TODAY, TEZ, NEO SPORTS, NEO PRIME, TIMES NOW, MOVIES NOW, ET NOW, ZOOM, SET HD, SIX HD AND DISCOVERY HD WORLD