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TNA Impact Wrestling Prepares To Go Live From Tupelo

TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is known for its larger than life events.

On Thursday evening, all the excitement comes  to the Bancorpsouth Arena with TNA Impact Wrestling.

“If you’re a wrestling fan it’s a show you’re not going to want to miss,” said TNA President Dixie Carter, who spoke to members of the media about her job promoting some of the best known names in the world of wrestling. She also reminisced about her time as a student at the University of Mississippi.

“I would sit around the Kappa House and we would talk about what we were going to be when we grew up and I don’t think in a million years I could have ever imagined being Hulk Hogan’s boss, Sting’s boss, Kurt Angle’s boss and having the ability as president of this company to bring live television back to Tupelo,” Carter said.

The event will be broadcast live on the Spike Network to 120 countries in more than 17 languages.  It is one of the highest rated television shows of its kind .  Carter says it’s thrilling to see the excitement TNA Impact Wrestling brings to cities and towns across the nation and the world.

“What’s amazing about wrestling is that it attracts such a variety of an audience, from kids to grandparents and it’s something a lot of times people will have passed down through generations, their love of watching it together and it’s tremendous athleticism, great story telling and it’s really the best of both,” she said.

Not all of Carter’s work is behind the scenes,  she has become part of the storyline on several occasions and promises a big event for Northeast Mississippi.

“We have almost our entire roster, we have some huge matches set up, and if you’re a wrestling fan, it could be the last time you see a Hulk Hogan or a Sting up close in your own hometown, you never know when we will get back or if they will be here when we do,” Carter added.

There’s lots in store for wrestling fans,  the main event will feature Bully Ray, Devon and Mister Anderson, of the Aces and Eights, battling Sting, Kurt Angle and a partner to be determined.  IMPACT will also feature a number one contender’s match for the world tag team championship and there are also a few surprises.   It all happens, live Thursday evening at 7 .

www.impactwrestling.com