Spike TV and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling Take 'TNA iMPACT!' Live for the First Time
'TNA iMPACT!' To Telecast Live On Spike TV From Universal Studios Orlando
Thursday, March 27
NEW YORK, March 3 -- Spike TV and Total Nonstop Action
(TNA) Wrestling announced today that "TNA iMPACT!" will telecast live for
the first time in the show's history on Thursday, March 27 (9:00-11:00 p.m.
ET/PT) from Universal Studios Orlando.
In addition to the live telecast, TNA will tape two additional two-hour
episodes of "TNA iMPACT!" at Universal Studios Orlando on Friday, March 28
and Saturday, March 29, with these episodes premiering on Spike TV in
April. For information and specific times on attending these Spike TV/TNA
events, fans can visit http://www.tnawrestling.com.
"This first ever special live event is a treat for TNA fans, but it is
also an opportunity for viewers who are not familiar with TNA's distinct
brand of high-impact wrestling to tune-in and experience first-hand that
TNA is indeed the new face of wrestling," says Spike TV senior vice
president of sports and specials Brian Diamond.
"Thousands of pro wrestling fans will visit Orlando, the home of
'iMPACT,' at the end of March. We're celebrating by taking 'iMPACT' live
for the first time ever so that fans from across the globe can experience
the best professional wrestling available today," says TNA President Dixie
"TNA iMPACT!" launched on Spike TV with a weekly one-hour show on
October 1, 2005. This past October, with consistent ratings and demographic
growth, "TNA iMPACT!" expanded to a two-hour telecast on Spike TV.
Currently, the show averages a weekly audience of 1.5 million viewers.
"TNA iMPACT" has called Orlando, FL home since June of 2004, when it
moved into its current location, dubbed "The iMPACT Zone," on Soundstage 21
at Universal Studios Orlando.
Each week, viewers who miss the action can log on to spike.com to catch
up on the latest TNA action with weekly video highlights from "TNA iMPACT!"
About TNA Wrestling:
TNA Wrestling delivers a distinct brand of high-risk, athletic
entertainment. TNA's roster features the biggest names in wrestling,
including Kurt Angle, Booker T, Christian Cage and Kevin Nash, as well as
the hottest new talent in the business, such as Samoa Joe, A.J. Styles, and
the Motor City Machineguns. TNA features the innovative six-sided ring and
the high-flying "X Division," as well as concept matches such as "Ultimate
X," "King of the Mountain," and "Six Sides of Steel."
About Spike TV:
Spike TV is available in 96.1 million homes and is a division of MTV
Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the
world's leading creators of programming and content across all media
platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is http://www.spike.com.
SOURCE Spike TV