TNA: Bully Ray, Magnus, Roode and More as TNA Announce Stars for the UK Tour

Chris WilkersonCorrespondent IISeptember 2, 2013

Bully Ray Will Return to the UK, but will he be Champion?
Bully Ray Will Return to the UK, but will he be Champion?

TNA announced on Monday the first 10 stars that will fly across to the UK on their TNA Maximum Impact 2014 Tour.

The company will host live events in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London as they look to increase their strong popularity on British shores.

TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray, British superstar Magnus, Bobby Roode, Samoa Joe, Chris Sabin, Austin Aries, Manik, James Storm, Gunner and Gail Kim will perform at all four events.

This announcement came alongside promotion of their Fan Interaction experience at each event. The more interesting news, however, is that they will be hosting the first ever live television broadcasting from Glasgow, as well as a TV taping at London's Wembley Arena.

According to, TNA President Dixie Carter said:

The annual Maximum Impact Tour is one of the best times of the year for everybody in TNA Impact Wrestling - when nobody does it better than us and we get the chance to get up close and personal with the fans.

This is our time to say thank you. Thank you for being the best fans in the world, for giving us great audiences and for watching our show every Sunday night on Challenge TV.

TNA keenly advertised their use of steel cages on last year's tour, and they are clearly desperate to keep their loyal UK audience fully entertained. It will be interesting to see what elements they add to this tour.

With a second series of British Boot Camp possibly adding more British talent to the rosterand last year's winner, Rockstar Spud, still contracted to TNAthere could be a lot of British talent on show too.

Stars like Hulk Hogan, AJ Styles and Sting all remain contract doubts, and Jeff Hardy is unlikely to be allowed into the country, similar to earlier this year.

It will be interesting to see which stars get added to the tour at a later date.