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TNA Impact Wrestling to crown champ on Pop debut

TNA Impact Wrestling announced the semifinals and final of the World Title Series, a tournament-style competition to crown a new undisputed World Champion, will occur during the live debut of Impact Wrestling at 9 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday, Jan. 5 on Pop. The semifinals feature Bobby Lashley, Eric Young, Matt Hardy and Ethan Carter III (EC3).
TNA Impact Wrestling announced the semifinals and final of the World Title Series, a tournament-style competition to crown a new undisputed World Champion, will occur during the live debut of Impact Wrestling at 9 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday, Jan. 5 on Pop. The semifinals feature Bobby Lashley, Eric Young, Matt Hardy and Ethan Carter III (EC3).

TNA Impact Wrestling announced the semifinals and final of the World Title Series, a tournament-style competition to crown a new undisputed World Champion, will occur during the live debut of Impact Wrestling at 9 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday, Jan. 5 on Pop.

Watch a video package about the World Title Series Semi-Finals and Final

Thirty-two competitors entered the World Title Series. After weeks of group round and single elimination round matches, four Stars, each of whom has previously held the World Championship, will compete to regain the gold.

The semifinals, which will kick-off the Jan. 5 live premiere, will feature Matt Hardy against Eric Young, and Lashley squaring off against Ethan Carter III (EC3). The winner of each match will compete in the main event, where one man will become the undisputed World Champion of Impact Wrestling.

Thousands of fans from around the world have made their picks of who will become the next Champion by completing a bracket in the World Title Series Bracket Brawl Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to a future Impact Wrestling television event.

Tune into Pop at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

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- TNA tickets on sale

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 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.

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, Drew Galloway, Bobby Roode, Gail Kim and the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts, and the high-flying risk-taking X-Division including Tigre Uno.

For up-to-date information, go to

impactwrestling.com/events.

TNA schedule

at Sands Bethlehem Event Center

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5

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

- 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.”

- 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 roster features such greats as Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, EC3, Matt Hardy, Bobby Lashley, Bobby Roode, Mr. Anderson, Drew Galloway, the high-flying X-Division and the lovely and lethal Knockouts, through its highly successful flagship IMPACT WRESTLING weekly broadcast, which will begin airing in 2016 on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Pop network.

The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in more than 120 countries.

For information, visit www.IMPACTWRESTLING.com or follow @IMPACTWRESTLING and @TNADixie on twitter.

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