TNA made the following announcement today… Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling announces "An Evening with the Legends," an autograph signing event featuring the three biggest names in the modern era of professional wrestling; Hulk Hogan
, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
and "The Icon" Sting. "An Evening with the Legends" caps an exciting day of fan activities that begins with "TNA Fan InterAction" starting at 10am on Saturday, April 17, at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri. The main event of the evening will be the two-hour "Legends" event, beginning at 6pm. Hogan, Flair and Sting
will be on their best behavior, TNA
officials said, though TNA is certain there will be plenty of banter, and bickering, about who is the greatest of all time, Hogan, Flair or Sting. Joining Hogan, Flair and Sting will be wrestling legend's Dory Funk Jr, Bobby Heenan, Baron Von Raschke, and Jimmy Hart who will be honored by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in recognition of their historic careers. This once in a lifetime opportunity is available for only $299 and includes: Includes: - Admission to "An Evening With The Legends" event (6pm – 8pm) - VIP admission to Lockdown
Fan Interaction (10am – 5pm), including front of the line opportunity for autographs and photos. - Exclusive early entry to the building on Sunday (must have purchased ticket to PPV separately). Fans will be personally escorted into the arena by The Beautiful People at 5pm (30 minutes before doors open.) Fans will have an exclusive opportunity at a special discounted merchandise offer from Don West at the merchandise table before doors open. Also includes: - Upon entry into the Legends event, each fan will recieve a free photo taken with Funk, Heenan, Von Raschke, and Hart. - All Legends will be available to sign up to two items each. Fans can use their own camera to get pictures taken. - Each fan in attendance will be given a 16"x 20" poster size photo, suitable for framing, of Hogan, Flair, and Sting that can be signed. Poster can be signed in addition to the two item signing limit. - 8x10 photos of all TNA talent on the roster. - Special commemorative T-Shirt. - Special surprise gift from Don West. "An Evening with the Legends" is part of TNA Wrestling's "Lockdown Weekend" which culminates with the annual pay-per-view extravaganza "Lockdown 2010" on Sunday night, April 18, at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri. "Lockdown 2010" will feature every match inside a steel cage. "Lockdown Fan InterAction" on Saturday, April 17, will be held at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and more than 40 stars will gather to sign autographs, take pictures, and get up-close-and-personal with the most loyal wrestling fans in the world. "Fan InterAction" will feature appearances by Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle
, "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash, TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett
, Mr. Anderson, Matt Morgan, "The Monster" Abyss, "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero, and, of course, the reigning TNA World Heavyweight Champion "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles
. In addition, Fan InterAction will feature appearances by Eric Bischoff
, Beer Money, Inc., Eric Young, The Beautiful People and many more.
Rob Terry vs. Brutus Magnus for the TNA Global Championship is back on for the Destination X PPV, according to TNAWrestling.com. The match was removed earlier in the week but is back in the listing now.
A fan asked Eric Bischoff the following question on his Facebook page: Why aren't you commenting on your thoughts on this week's ratings. They weren't better but I think everyone would like to hear what you think. Bischoff replied with this: Markus...you need to get a life.