LAS VEGAS, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The biggest name in professional wrestling history, Hulk Hogan, makes his first appearance on "TNA iMPACT!" in a live 3-hour special on Spike TV Monday, January 4, 2010. The announcement was made Saturday night by Hogan himself live on Spike TV.
The special event, a watershed moment for the fast-rising wrestling organization TNA Wrestling, will include the company's stable of top performers including TNA World Heavyweight Champion "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Sting, Mick Foley, "The Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe, "The Boss" Bobby Lashley, and "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan.
For the first time, "TNA iMPACT!" will be going head-to-head with "WWE Monday Raw" on USA Network, reminiscent of the legendary Monday night wrestling wars on the late 1990s between WWE and WCW. The special will be broadcast live from the TNA iMPACT Zone at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fl.
"TNA iMPACT!" will resume its normal timeslot on Thursday, January 7 at 9:00PM ET/PT.
About Hulk Hogan
HULK HOGAN (Terry Bollea) is one of the most sought-after, instantly recognizable celebrities in the world. He is a twelve-time professional world wrestling champion -- six titles with WWE and six with WCW - and the winner of the Royal Rumble in 1990 and 1991. He has appeared in several movies, including "Rocky III," was the co-host for NBC's "American Gladiators," and is the executive producer, judge, and host of "Hulk Hogan's Championship Wrestling" on CMT. Hogan is a frequent guest on every major talk show, such as "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Larry King Live," "The Tonight Show," "Live with Regis & Kelly," "The Today Show" and "The View."
About TNA Wrestling
"Cross The Line" to TNA Wrestling. TNA Wrestling is the most innovative experience in professional wrestling today. Join the TNA World Heavyweight Champion "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Sting, Mick Foley, "The Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe, "The Boss" Bobby Lashley, "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan, the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts and the no-limits X-Division inside the six-sided ring of "TNA iMPACT!" every Thursday night (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on Spike TV.
TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Nashville, TN.
About Spike TV
Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is Spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV's press site at http://www.spike.com/press.
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