The following press release has been issued:
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION (TNA) WRESTLING RETURNS TO CINCINNATI FOR "TNA LOCKDOWN 2011"
HULK HOGAN, RIC FLAIR, KURT ANGLE, JEFF HARDY, AJ STYLES, TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION MR. ANDERSON AND MORE HEADLINE THE MOST DANGEROUS PAY-PER-VIEW IN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING!
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling returns to Cincinnati, one of America's most famous wrestling cities, for Lockdown 2011. The annual pay-per-view extravaganza is scheduled for Sunday night, April 17, at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. This will be TNA Wrestling's first televised event from Cincinnati.
"Lockdown 2011" is promised to be the most brutal pay-per-view event of the year featuring every match contested inside a 15-foot reinforced steel cage, making it the only all-steel cage Pay-Per-View event in professional wrestling. The TNA World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line and two teams will compete in a "Lethal Lockdown" match for an unforgettable night of action.
The reigning TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Mr. Anderson, leads the invasion of TNA stars including Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair along with Cincinnati native, "The Monster" Abyss, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, "King of the Mountain" Jeff Jarrett, "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy, Rob Van Dam and more.
"Cincinnati is a great city for professional wrestling. We are excited that the first time we will bring TV cameras to Cincinnati it will be for one of our biggest events of the year, Lockdown 2011." said TNA President Dixie Carter.
TNA Wrestling will also offer fans from around the world the chance to take part in the "TNA Lockdown VIP Weekend", which includes the following:
• TNA Fan Interaction to be held starting at 11am on Saturday, April 16 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Fans will have a chance to get autographs and photos with the stars of TNA, including "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Mr. Anderson, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett, Beer Money, Inc, Kazarian, Mickie James, and many more.
• The VIP Weekend experience continues on Saturday at 4:30pm immediately following Fan Interaction with "SuperStar Extras", two unique opportunities available only to fans participating in the VIP Weekend. Fans will receive a professional photo with Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy in a special commemorative photo jacket designed by Jeff Hardy. Fans will also be the first to receive the new "Best of Mick Foley" DVD, which will not be released to the general public until late April. Mick Foley will be on hand to personally autograph the DVD.
• The VIP Weekend excitement continues Saturday night at 8pm with a special river boat cruise. TNA has chartered the "River Queen" for a special evening that will include a deluxe dinner buffet, music, and appearances by many TNA stars.
• And, VIP Weekend activities continue on Sunday with early VIP admission to Lockdown. VIP Weekend fans will be the first to enter the arena where Don West will be waiting with a special "VIP Brown Bag Special". (PPV ticket must be purchased separately)
"TNA Lockdown VIP Weekend" packages are available starting Friday, February 11 for only $199 and can be purchased at www.shoptna.com
TNA will also be offering a limited number of travel packages that will include lodging and tickets to Lockdown. Full details of the travel package offers are available at www.shoptna.com
Tickets for "TNA Lockdown" go on sale Friday, February 18 at Noon, at all TicketMaster locations, www.TicketMaster.com, the U.S. Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000