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 additional premieres on Friday January 16 at 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 Ron 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
About Destination America
Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in more than 57 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters; A Haunting; Mountain Monsters; Buying Alaska; Buying the Bayou; and Railroad Alaska. For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV provider reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.
About TNA Entertainment, LLC
TNA Entertainment, LLC, is a privately held sports entertainment company represented by United Talent Agency and based in Nashville, Tenn., 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, Lashley, Magnus, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, Gail Kim and the lovely and lethal Knockouts, through its highly successful flagship IMPACT WRESTLING weekly broadcast, which will begin airing on Discovery Communications' Destination America in January 2015. The product is the world's most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.IMPACTWRESTLING.com.