Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Feb 12, 2013
More Seats Added For First Chicago iMPACT! Taping, More

More Seats Added For First Chicago iMPACT! Taping, More

— Dixie Carter posted the following to Twitter today:

“We just opened some production held seats that are very good for #ImpactLIVE from Chicago on 3/14”

You can get tickets here.

— The following has been posted on

On Tuesday the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced “25 Core Sports” for the 2020 Olympic Games dropping one of the original Olympic sports: wrestling. Wrestling will now have to fight to remain a part of the 2020 games. TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is home to 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle and is dedicated to change this decision.

The IOC stated reasoning for the decision, according to the report, was an analysis of “more than three dozen criteria, including television ratings, ticket sales, anti-doping policy and global participation and popularity.” The IOC has decided to keep recreational sports such as badminton, handball and table tennis in the “25 Core Sports” category and to delete one of the oldest Olympic sport that premiered in the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896.

Kurt Angle is considered the best wrestler of all time to be in both amateur and professional wrestling and is gearing up to fight this decision and organize a battalion of like minds to save this Olympic sport.

“Wrestling is one of the most competitive sports in the world today,” stated TNA Superstar and 1996 Gold Medalist Kurt Angle. “Winning the gold for my country in one of the original Olympic sports was one of the greatest moments in my life.

“The wrestling community is in a state of shock with this decision– we can not sit back and allow this to happen. I will do whatever it takes and work with my company TNA WRESTLING and the competitive wrestling community to determine what we need to do to reverse this decision.”

“The news from the IOC is very disheartening to all of us at TNA as well as the tens of millions around the world who either participate in amateur wrestling or enjoy watching it in its entertainment form,” stated TNA President Dixie Carter. “We need to join together right now. We encourage our own IMPACT WRESTLING community, WWE and wrestling organizations worldwide as well as competitive amateur coaches and athletes to have a unified voice to make sure wrestling will be an Olympic sport in 2020.”

TNA encourages fans to take to social media to let your voices be heard. Speak out using #SaveOlympicWrestling and @Olympics

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18 Responses to “More Seats Added For First Chicago iMPACT! Taping, More”

  1. Dudeguyman131 says:

    Good that means tickets are selling well.

    I Hope angle and Dixie come through for Olympic wrestling… To replace wrestling with (BOWLING???) WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? Doesn't make any sense…

  2. TwIsTeD_EnEmY says:

    That decision to get rid of Wrestling from the Olympics was a shocking decision….

  3. tna24 says:

    nice to hear the ticket sales are dong well, but i wonder how the high cost ones are doing

  4. Treck says:

    That is very stupid on the Olympics part who wants to watch bowling? Playing it is great but watching it .. yikes! And I am so happy for TNA. Hope the majority of wrestlers wake up and though I do not watch wwe they could atleast give tna a chance rather then dogging it without actually watching it. Then more fans would be more demand for it on tv. A win win for true wrestling fans.

  5. lee4tammy says:

    tna wrestling getting behind Olympic wrestling because wrestling matters

  6. lee4tammy says:

    tna should make a huge deal and campaign to gain coverage

    i dont here wwe saying anything

  7. tnadude says:

    Olympics – wrestling = stupid. Seriously – it's been a part of the Olympics for over 2700 years! (708 BC to be exact). SERIOUSLY!?!? Doesn't anyone value tradition any more? Maybe they should remove the 100M dash as well.

    Regardless – the purpose of this post is to congratulate Dixie & TNA on needing to open more seats for the first live road Impact.

    Great Job!

  8. Stunner says:

    What IOC is a joke, handball, come on who what’s to watch that crap, heck I should be an Olympian then . Why want the IOC just drop tennis, or table tennis ! I smell a money trail on this one an it stinks! The members of the IOC need to be fired ! Wrestling has been apart of the Olympics from the beginning! This bites !!

  9. Laker says:

    TNA should have their own 2020 Olympics.

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