In a match that was pre-taped before AJ Styles left TNA, Magnus defeated the Phenomenal One to unify the World titles. He only managed to gain the victory after interference from Rockstar Spud, EC3, The Bro-Mans, Bad Influence, and Bobby Roode.
– World Tag Team Champions The Bro-Mans def. Joseph Park and Eric Young, after Young left Park to help ODB backstage, who was being attacked by Gail Kim and Lei’d Tapa.
– James Storm challenged Gunner to a match at Genesis:
– Samoa Joe vs. EC3 was ruled a no-contest, after Spud interfered.
– Horrible and unrealistic segment between Bully Ray and Mr. Anderson:
– Kurt Angle def. Bad Influence in a cage match.
– Bobby Roode def. Sting in a cage match, after Spud tossed a baton to Roode.
TNA Signs New Multi-Year Deal For UK TV
Challenge is delighted to announce a new multi-year partnership with TNA IMPACT WRESTLING. The deal secures more wrestling programming than ever before for fans and Challenge viewers with Challenge now becoming the exclusive home of TNA IMPACT WRESTLING in the UK and Ireland.
Challenge will show all the exciting action from the TNA MAXIMUM IMPACT VI UK Tour, starting with a TV broadcast on Thursday 30 January 2014 from Glasgow’s SSE Hydro. This event will debut on UK television BEFORE it airs in America and the rest of the world – the first time this has happened in TNA history.
Challenge’s coverage of TNA IMPACT WRESTLING’s extensive arena tour will also include double TV tapings in Manchester (January 31) and London (February 1) and a PPV event in Birmingham (February 2). Footage will also be recorded when TNA visits Dublin on January 29. All shows will be broadcast in 2014.
Challenge has broadcast TNA since February 2011. With the new agreement the channel will continue to air TNA IMPACT WRESTLING every Sunday night at 9pm and TNA Xplosion each Wednesday at 11pm, alongside TNA’s special signature PPV events including Bound For Glory, Lockdown and Slammiversary. Challenge now also has the rights to broadcast some older TNA programming and matches.
TNA President Dixie Carter comments: “TNA’s relationship with our loyal fans in the UK and Ireland is a cornerstone of our remarkable international growth. By continuing our strong relationship with Challenge, fans will still be able to watch free weekly TNA programming, the most-viewed professional wrestling programme across the region.”
Stephen Ladlow, Director of Challenge, adds: “This new deal is terrific for both us and TNA because it’s bringing more content to fans than ever before. It also cements Challenge’s position as the exclusive home of TNA in the UK and Ireland. Challenge viewers can’t get enough of the thrilling fast-paced action and we have big aspirations to build on this appetite, starting with the first show in Glasgow.”
Magnus Looks Up To William Regal
In a recent interview with the UK’s Mirror newspaper about his World title win, Magnus said William Regal is his inspiration:
“Regal is one of the most entertaining guys – and I think people overlook that with him. They forget what a great entertainer he is, with some of the best facial expressions in all of wrestling.
“And then of course, he’s such a fantastic grappler – such a great, real, rugged style and a great technical wrestler.”
“Even if they don’t want to replicate his style – they should study it as an example of a unique character and how he’s been able to amalgamate that into commercialised American pro wrestling.
“It should be an inspiration to everybody – and he is a huge inspiration to everyone, including me.”