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TNA Announces #1 Contender’s Tournament for a World Heavyweight Title Shot

– TNA has announced a #1 contender’s tournament to air on their Xplosion program. The winner will receive a TNA World Heavyweight Title shot in January from the UK on the Maximum Impact tour. Magnus, Eric Young, Kazarian and Daniels have been announced for the tournament with four more names coming soon. Here’s the official announcement:

One TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstar will get a World Heavyweight Title shot in a special match-up in the UK this January. An eight-man MAXIMUM IMPACT Tournament is ongoing on TNA Xplosion, at 10pm on Challenge TV, and carries on each Wednesday night until there is one wrestler left standing. Challenge can be found on Freeview channel 46, Sky channel 125 and Virgin Media channel 139.

The winner will then get the chance to challenge for the World Championship – currently held by Bobby Roode – at either TNA’s MAXIMUM IMPACT 2012 live event in Nottingham (January 26), Manchester (Jan 27) or London (Jan 28).

TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstars taking part in the Challenge TV MAXIMUM IMPACT Tournament include British wrestler Magnus, Eric Young, Kazarian and Christopher Daniels. The other four names will be announced shortly.

TNA President Dixie Carter said: “Our UK fans have been so loyal and dynamic since we launched TNA on Challenge TV – and we wanted to bring them a big thank you during our January Tour of the UK.

“A TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstar will win a World Heavyweight Title shot, which is a first for a TNA event outside the US,” Carter said. “The MAXIMUM IMPACT tournament, which fans can follow every Wednesday on TNA Xplosion, will be one that people will not want to miss. We always have a surprise or two, so stay tuned to TNA IMPACT WRESTLING and TNA Xplosion on Challenge TV and we are looking forward to seeing you all soon.”

  • lew

    I doubt morrison will be in the tournament

  • adam

    So morgan or morrison will probably win it though it seems kind of pointless to have it on a show no one see’s. I mean the bound for glory series was crazy roode won it then lost then james storm was just handed a title shot then storm lost right away to the winner of the tournment.

  • They also announced on Spin Cycle that Matt Morgan was going to be in it

  • MJ

    What the hell? Nobody watches xplosion? Plus i dont see Kaz, eric young, or daniels to win the tornament so since Magnus is apart of the UK he would win it. Hell the bound for glory series was so confusing! They go through all this bs just to have the winner lose. That is excactley whats going to happen here

  • tim

    Probably gonna be Morrison.

  • Valo487

    Considering all the time and energy that went into the Bound for Glory series and how that played out, I’m astonished TNA thinks their fans are interested in another drawn out number one contender series.