Huge news broke last week as Impact Wrestling announced their official return to action the UK after a three-year absence. The excitement about the return has been bubbling for a while, as Eddie Edwards mentioned when RealSport got to speak to him earlier this month.
Edwards emphasized how much both the wrestlers and crew in Impact Wrestling enjoyed coming to the UK to compete, and that they were eager to come back soon. That return is finally set, but it will be more than just a simple Impact Wrestling live event.
Impact Wrestling vs the UK
Back during WrestleMania weekend, Impact did a co-branded event at WrestleCon called "Impact Wrestling vs Lucha Underground." It was the launching pad for an already established partnership between the two companies and featured plenty of classic matches. The entire show streamed live on Twitch.
On the heel of that success, Impact appears to be taking a similar path in their return to the UK. In a press release about the event, Ed Nordholm, the President of Impact Wrestling, laid down an open challenge to "any UK promotion to bring their best wrestlers to face the very best from Impact Wrestling on September 9 in Manchester."
The gauntlet has been laid down, and there's no shortage of talent in the UK that'll be hoping to make a statement against Impact Wrestling's stars. While no specific star or promotion has yet announced their involvement, there's plenty of time till September 9 for the details to be sorted.
It's also worth noting the timing as WWE is set to have their UK special in just under a month. They're rumored to be launching the long-anticipated UK based television show. This could make competitors from promotions friendly with WWE, such as Progress Wrestling or ICW, less likely to work with Impact, but there's still no shortage of options when it comes to UK wrestling.
When and where will Impact Wrestling return to the UK?
When: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Where: Wrestling MediaCon 2018 in Manchester
Tickets: On sale now at www.ringsideworld.co.uk
For more information visit: www.wrestlingmediacon.com or www.impactwrestling.com
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