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Tickets on sale for TNA Impact Wrestling live show, tapings for Pop

TNA Impact Wrestling with Tyrus and Ethan Carter III (EC3) will make its Pop debut live at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Pop is formerly TV Guide Channel.
TNA Impact Wrestling with Tyrus and Ethan Carter III (EC3) will make its Pop debut live at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Pop is formerly TV Guide Channel. Photo By Jim Varsallone

Following the announcement of IMPACT WRESTLING moving to Pop beginning in 2016, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling will return to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa. for five action-packed nights of television events, beginning with the live broadcast debut of IMPACT WRESTLING on Pop at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

The tapings continue Wednesday, Jan. 6 and Thursday, Jan. 7 with Friday, Jan. 8, and Saturday, Jan. 9 featuring One Night Only pay-per-views and international television shows.

Tickets, which start at $10 (no additional fees), are on sale starting at 10 a.m. ET Friday, Nov. 27 and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

A limited number of VIP packages, which include a front-row ringside seat and special meet-n-greet session with photo and autograph opportunities, are available for $75 at shoptna.com.

A special pre-sale began Wednesday, Nov. 25 and continues through 10 p.m. ET Thursday, Nov. 26. To get the exclusive pre-sale code, follow @TNADixie and @IMPACTWRESTLING on Twitter.

IMPACT WRESTLING features some of the world’s top athletes, including Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Jeff and Matt Hardy, Bobby Lashley, Ethan Carter III (EC3) with Tyrus, Mr. Anderson, Drew Galloway, Bobby Roode, The Wolves, Grado, the monster Abyss and Eric Young as well as Gail Kim, Madison Rayne and more of the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts. There is also the versatile Christy Hemme, the high-flying, risk-taking X-Division led by Tigre Uno and the referees including legendary TNA Hall of Famer Earl Hebner and more.

For up-to-date information, go to

impactwrestling.com/events.

TNA schedule

at Sands Bethlehem Event Center

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 (Pop debut)

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7

7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8

7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9

Viewers can find Pop’s channel number by visiting www.poptv.com.

- Pop for TNA

Pop, a network that celebrates the excitement of being a fan, will soon become the exclusive U.S. television home of IMPACT WRESTLING, the hard-hitting, high-flying global sports sensation enjoyed by millions of fans around the world.

Pop (formerly TV Guide Channel) will premiere IMPACT WRESTLING with a live two-hour, action-packed broadcast on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and the show will continue to air every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The show features some of the biggest stars in professional wrestling.

“Wrestling has been a fan-fueled staple since the ‘50s, and continues to be some of the most-watched appointment television today. The die-hard fandom and extraordinary passion surrounding IMPACT WRESTLING captures the spirit of Pop as a network that celebrates fan-driven entertainment and excitement,” Brad Schwartz, President of Pop, said in a release. “We’re committed to this new partnership and psyched to bring the show’s loyal fans a dedicated night to watch their favorite show on Pop every week.”

IMPACT WRESTLING is a strong global brand seen on networks in more than 120 countries around the world and broadcast in 17 languages. Its fans are some of the most devoted and socially active in sports, with more than 15 million aggregated social media followers and nearly 700 million video views on YouTube, making it the seventh-most-viewed sports channel, ahead of MLB, NHL, MLS and FIFATV.

“Pop’s enthusiasm for our partnership and the network’s fan focus is a perfect fit for our company,” said TNA President Dixie Carter. “Wresting has always been at the forefront of pop culture with the most passionate, loyal fan base. We’re thrilled to be in business with Pop and to bring IMPACT WRESTLING to more than 80 million homes.”

To find IMPACT WRESTLING on Pop, go to

http://poptv.com.

Pop on the Web: poptv.com

Pop Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PopTelevision

Pop Twitter: https://twitter.com/PopTV

Pop Instagram: @poptv

- About TNA

TNA Entertainment, LLC, is a privately held sports entertainment company represented by United Talent Agency and based in Nashville, Tenn., specializing in television properties, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers.

The product is broadcast in more than 120 countries.

For information, visit

www.IMPACTWRESTLING.com or follow @IMPACTWRESTLING and @TNADixie on twitter.

- About Pop

Fans don’t sit at the outskirts of pop culture making snarky comments. They live right smack in the middle of it, sharing, creating, and connecting their passions with others. At Pop, fans finally have a destination that celebrates the fun of being a fan. Fans aren’t even fans anymore — they’re gladiators, tributes, human beings and blockheads.

Seen in more than 80 million homes, Pop gives fans a dedicated channel that loves being a fan as much as they do. A channel that respects talent over celebrity. A channel filled with optimism, passion, humor, and excitement. A channel that understands the fun doesn’t stop when the credits roll… it’s really just the beginning.

Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content.

Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Divergent” franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black.”

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