PLATTSBURGH - Total Nonstop Action Wrestling is back for more.
The second-largest wrestling organization in the world is returning Friday, Feb. 19, to host a special TNA Live! event at the City of Plattsburgh Recreation Center on the PARC Oval. This will be the third time TNA Wrestling has stopped by the city by the lake, and it's a venue the organization couldn't be happier with, said promoter Chris Thomas.
"Obviously, the fans there are super supportive," Thomas said during a phone interview from his office in Nashville, Tenn. "They always show up in droves. It's exciting to come back because they demanded it."
The card - which is subject to change, with more wrestlers to be announced - is expected to include TNA founder and wrestling superstar Jeff Jarrett and TNA world champion A.J. Styles, as well as famous personalities D'Angelo "The Pope" Dinero and Homicide. Beer Money - the tag team of James Storm and Robert Roode - is also expected to be among headliners.
"They were the fastest rising tag team in TNA and now, they're one of the most decorated tag teams," said Thomas. "They're phenomenal."
In addition to offering a "great show," Thomas said TNA Wrestling prides itself on being "on the forefront of technology," with footage from events like the upcoming one in Plattsburgh streamed on the organization's Web site, www.tnawrestling.com.
The Plattsburgh show will also give fans a chance to interact with TNA through the popular on-line blog site, Twitter, Thomas said. Ring announcer Jeremy Borash will hide a backstage pass at the recreation center just prior to the show, "Tweeting" [that's fancy Internet-speak for posting a message on Twitter] its location.
"[The fans] get to feel that excitement before they even get in the doors," said Thomas.
Fans will also have the chance to get autographs and meet the stars of the six-sided ring at the conclusion of the event.
"So, kids, teenagers, 70-year-old grandfathers get to meet their heroes and the larger-than-life characters they watch on TV and shake their hands," said Thomas, emphasizing the show will be a "family-friendly" event. "It's definitely a show filled with just about everything."
The success of TNA Wrestling and its ability to bring shows to Plattsburgh is something Thomas credits to the support of the fans, he said.
"It's fueled by them," said Thomas. "They keep watching, keep tuning in and keep coming out to the live events. It's just getting better and better."
General admission, mid-grade ringside and gold circle ringside seats tickets are available at Fantasy, 31 Plattsburgh Plaza, and the Flynn Center in Burlington, Vt., by calling the box office at 1-802-863-5966 or visiting www.flynntix.org.
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