TNA Wrestling sent out the following press release today hyping next week’s 3=hour live Monday Night iMPACT! special:
HULKAMANIA IS COMING BACK TO MONDAY NIGHT ON â€œTNA iMPACT!â€ LIVE JANUARY 4 ON SPIKE TV
Hulk Hoganâ€™s First Live Appearance On Spike TVâ€™s â€œTNA iMPACTâ€ Will Be In A Special 3-Hour LIVE Episode Monday, January 4 At 8:00 PM ET/PT
Hulk Hoganâ€™s first appearance inside the six-sided ring of TNA Wrestling will follow weeks of speculation after Hogan and TNA President, Dixie Carter announced their partnership on October 27 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Hogan has hinted in various media interviews that heâ€™ll have multiple surprises in store for TNA Wrestling fans.
â€œI knew when I signed with TNA, that it would be important to make a statement with the first episode. Going head-to-head with the WWE on January 4th, makes the statement loud and clear: Game on!â€ Hogan said.
â€œTNA is kicking off 2010 in the biggest way possible with the biggest name in the history of our sport. Hulk Hogan is a pop culture icon, and his arrival will change not only TNA, but the entire professional wrestling landscape. Weâ€™re firing that first shot,â€ Carter said.
Joining Hogan for the three-hour live â€œiMPACT!â€ will be TNA World Heavyweight Champion â€œThe Phenomenalâ€ AJ Styles, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, Kevin Nash, â€œThe Samoan Submission Machineâ€ Samoa Joe, â€œThe Bossâ€ Bobby Lashley, â€œThe Blueprintâ€ Matt Morgan and many more