Tuesday, July 28, 2009

TNA Celebrates 200th Episode of Impact



Spike TV sent this press release out today:

SPIKE TV AND TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION (TNA) WRESTLING CELEBRATE THE 200TH EPISODE OF TNA “iMPACT!” WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT TOO BIG FOR TWO HOURS

Supersized Celebration Includes Two World Championship Belts On The Line Plus TNA Superstar Bobby Lashley Speaks About His Pro Wrestling Return

New York, NY, July 28, 2009 – Spike TV and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling will celebrate the 200th episode of TNA “iMPACT!” on Spike TV this Thursday, July 30 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT with its biggest episode in TNA history. Fans should be ready to stay tuned, or set their DVRs, for extra time to make sure they catch all the action as the 200th “iMPACT” will, for the first time, extend beyond its two-hour telecast window (9:00 – 11:04 PM, ET/PT).

“iMPACT!” 200 will present a “War of Champions,” putting two world championship belts on the line, with participants to be announced that night.

Bobby Lashley will speak for the first time on “iMPACT!” about his plans since signing a contract with TNA Wrestling this last June making him the first-ever American professional wrestler to concurrently compete as a mixed martial arts fighter.

The 200th episode of “iMPACT!” will also include appearances from some of the top names in wrestling today such as Mick Foley, Kevin Nash and Booker T. Additionally, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles will face off against “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan for the first of their best-of-three series of matches to earn a heavyweight title shot in the main event at the “Hard Justice” pay-per-view on August 16th, 2009. The show will also feature the return of Hernandez, who will face “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe.

TNA “iMPACT!” is telecast every Thursday night (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) only on Spike TV. The series has a weekly average audience of 1.7 million viewers. Cross The Line to TNA Wrestling and witness the most innovative experience in professional wrestling today. Join the TNA Superstars, the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts and the no-limits X-Division inside the six-sided ring.

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