SPIKE TV AND THE UFC ANNOUNCE NEW DIGITAL PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LAUNCH OF ULTIMATEFIGHTER.COM

March 25th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

For The First Time Ever New Site Features Full Episodes And Complete Fights
From All 10 Seasons Of “The Ultimate Fighter”

“The Ultimate Fighter 11: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz” premieres on Spike March 31

 

New York, NY, March 25, 2010 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® and Spike TV, a division of MTVN Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), have joined forces in a new digital partnership and announced today the launch of UltimateFighter.com.  The ad-supported website will feature every episode, every fight and every fighter from all 10 seasons of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which premiered on Spike in January 2005. The launch of UltimateFighter.com marks the first time that complete UFC fights are available on the Web for free in an ad-supported model and it is the first vertical website launched for a Spike TV series.  Both UFC.com and Spike.com will redirect all traffic related to “The Ultimate Fighter” to the new site.

“UltimateFighter.com gives fight fans a place to go to for anything and everything about ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ the show that opened up our sport to the mainstream and became the proving ground for some of the biggest names in the UFC,” said Dana White, UFC president. 

“The TUF website is a brilliant addition to our portfolio of deep, engaging vertical properties within the MTVN Entertainment Group,” said Erik Flannigan, executive vice president, digital media, MTVN Entertainment Group. “The UFC and Spike are powerful and collaborative partners on air and we are thrilled to be doing the same across digital platforms.  For millions of fans, UltimateFighter.com unlocks what they have long been searching for on the web: the fights that launched the careers of their favorite fighters.”

“The Ultimate Fighter” alumni include Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Matt Serra, Diego Sanchez, Michael Bisping, Nate Diaz, Kenny Florian, Roy Nelson and Kimbo Slice.

Ultimatefighter.com unlocks a video-rich experience that UFC fans have been waiting for, with over 1000 clips, full episodes and other video assets from all 10 seasons of “The Ultimate Fighter.”  Every knockout, submission and fight finish from the series can be viewed through the site’s annotated video player, which houses all 231 complete fights that aired on TUF.  That number includes the full fight cards of all ten season finales.

For the new season, the site will offer an unprecedented amount of original programming from “The Ultimate Fighter 11: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz,” with in-depth editorial coverage, video exclusives, even fights that didn’t make it to air in their entirety.  The site is also the new home of “The Aftermath,” the web-only show that breaks down and discusses every episode of the series with the fighters themselves.  “The Aftermath” is hosted by “Ultimate Fighter” season 1 finalist Stephan Bonnar, and Dana White will again be the first guest on the premiere episode which is sponsored by The Marines.

The site also features direct integration with social networks, connecting fans to the real-time discussion going on about the series and the UFC via Twitter, as well as content sharing and community building around “The Ultimate Fighter” on Facebook.

Spike TV is the television home of the UFC, the premier mixed martial organization in the world, featuring such highly rated series as “The Ultimate Fighter,” “UFC Primetime,” “UFC Fight Night,” “UFC Unleashed,” “UFC Countdown,” “Ultimate Knockouts,” among others.

Burger King, the Marines and TapouT are sponsors for the new UltimateFighter.com

About The Ultimate Fighting Championship®
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the world’s leading professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events.  Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC produces over twelve live pay-per-view events annually that are distributed residentially through North American cable and satellite providers including iNDEMAND Networks, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN Entertainment, Shaw Pay-Per-View, Bell ExpressVU, Viewers Choice, SaskTel Max™ and via the Internet worldwide on Yahoo! Sports, and commercially through Joe Hand Promotions in the U.S. and Canadastar in Canada.  In addition to its North American distribution, UFC programming is distributed in over 100 countries and territories throughout the world.  For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit ufc.com or uk.ufc.com or ufcespanol.com.
 
Ultimate Fighting Championship, Ultimate Fighting, UFC, The Ultimate Fighter®, Submission®, As Real As It Gets®, Zuffa™, The Octagon™ and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks, trademarks, trade dress or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC or other respective owners.

Spike TV is available in 98.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.    A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.   Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Spike TV’s Multiplatform Hit Series “Deadliest Warrior” Is Back

March 23rd, 2010 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV’S MULTIPLATFORM HIT SERIES “DEADLIEST WARRIOR”
IS BACK FOR A BIGGER AND BOLDER SECOND SEASON OF
EPIC, UNPRECEDENTED BATTLES BEGINNING APRIL 20

Season To Kick Off With A 90-Minute Special
“Deadliest Warrior Season 1: Back For Blood”

On Tuesday, May 11, “Deadliest Warrior” Season One DVD Will Be Released By
Spike TV Home Entertainment With Bonus Features

Log Onto Warrior.Spike.Com To Get Access To Exclusive Online Content And Watch “Deadliest Warrior – The Aftermath”

Los Angeles, CA, March 23, 2009 – The runaway success of the first season sparked endless debate among fans and now Spike TV is back to fuel the flames with more legendary combatants going head-to-head in a fight to the bloody finish.  Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior,” the non-scripted original hit series that pits history’s greatest warriors against one another to determine who reigns supreme, returns for a second season of 13 one-hour episodes with all new warriors, bigger tests, deadlier weapons and more unprecedented matchups, beginning Tuesday, April 20 (10-11p.m., ET/PT) on Spike TV.      

The debut episode, “SWAT vs. GSG-9,” features SWAT, the elite Special Forces of US law enforcement who tackle missions considered too dangerous for any other squads, squaring off against GSG-9, the top secret paramilitary arm of the German Police, whose unsurpassed urban assault skills have earned them a reputation as the most lethal and efficient counter-terrorism squad in the world.  Other highly-anticipated matchups this season include: Attila the Hun vs. Alexander the Great, Aztec Jaguar vs. Zande Warrior, Jesse James Gang vs. Al Capone Gang, Persian Immortal vs. Celt, Roman Centurion vs. India’s Rajput Warrior, Somali Pirate vs. Medellin Cartel, Nazi SS vs. Viet Cong, KGB vs. CIA, Vlad the Impaler vs. Sun Tzu, Ming Warrior vs. Musketeer, Comanche vs. Mongol and Navy Seal vs. Israeli Commando.

Leading into the big premiere, Spike TV debuts a 90-minute special, “Deadliest Warrior Season 1: Back for Blood,” on Tuesday, April 20 (8:30-10p.m., ET/PT). The special features four winning warriors and fan favorites from season one – two ancient and two modern – going up against new opponents.  The two new matchups, Spartan vs. Samurai and IRA vs. Spetznaz, will be complete with all new tests and ultimate final battles to determine THE deadliest two warriors from season one.

On Tuesday, May 11, “Deadliest Warrior” Season One DVD will be released nationwide by Spike TV Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.  Bonus material includes “Deadliest Warrior: The Aftermath” post-fight analyses for each episode, producers’ roundtables and a season one wrap-up. 

Deadliest Warrior” pits history’s greatest warriors against one another to determine, once and for all, who reigns supreme.  To collect data on these legends of combat, the series features a fight club that consists of series regulars Geoff Desmoulin, a biomedical engineer and karate black belt who uses high-tech sensors to collect the data; ER doctor and MMA physician, Dr. Armand Dorian, who analyzes the lethal potential of each attack on the human body; and computer whiz, Max Geiger, who tracks all the test findings to ultimately run in a battle simulation program.  Along with the use of 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, the series enlists warrior-specific, world-class fighters and experts to provide insight into what makes these combatants tick, analyzing every facet of their unique skills of destruction, culminating in a head-to-head final fight between two legends of the battlefield that will produce the deadliest warrior. 

Spike.com will feature exclusive “Deadliest Warrior” content, including the Web show “Deadliest Warrior – The Aftermath” – an online round table discussion following each on-air premiere of the “Deadliest Warrior,” as well as special videos and past season matchups.  Additionally, users can sign up for the Warrior’s Den at warrior.spike.com and follow @Warriors_Den and @Spike_TV on Twitter to get additional content, spoilers and information for the new season.

Fans will have new ways to experience the show through two games: “Deadliest Warrior: Defend and Conquer” available now on Spike.com, Facebook and iPhone and iPod Touch, and “Deadliest Warrior: The Game,” available on Xbox LIVE Arcade.  “Deadliest Warrior: Defend and Conquer” is a tower defense game that allows players to be the first to decide how battles can be won against all new Season 2 enemies, including the Huns and the Mongols.  “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” throws players directly into combat, where fans will be able to select from an array of characters and weapons while using a variety of attacks to see who will ultimately prevail as the Deadliest Warrior.

Each new episode of “Deadliest Warrior” will be made available in HD for download-to-own the day after the episode premieres on iTunes, xBox Live, Zune Live Marketplace, Sony Playstation Network and Amazon Video On Demand.     

Deadliest Warrior” is produced for Spike TV by Morningstar Entertainment (“Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force”).  The series is executive produced by Gary Tarpinian and Paninee Theeranuntawat.  Sharon Levy and Tim Duffy are Spike TV’s executives in charge of production. 

Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM LIDDELL VS. TEAM ORTIZ CAST IS ANNOUNCED

March 1st, 2010 by SPIKE Press

28 Middleweights To Vie For A Six-Figure Contract With The UFC

Premieres Wednesday, March 31 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on Spike TV

New York, NY, March 1, 2010 – The 11th season of Spike TV’s most popular original series ever, “The Ultimate Fighter,” for the first time will feature 28 of the best up and coming mixed martial artists in the world competing for 14 spots in “The Ultimate Fighter” house. The series boasts a new format, which will be introduced to viewers in the show’s premiere episode.  The smash hit will also feature two coaches who need no introduction to mixed martial arts fans, UFC legends Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Tito “The Huntington Beach Badboy.”  The new season premieres Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET/PT featuring the following cast members:

RICH ATTONITO
Fighting out of: Deerfield Beach, FL / American Top Team   
Record: 7-3
Age: 32

A 2001 graduate of Hofstra University in Long Island, Rich Attonito wrestled several different weight classes as a member of the Pride wrestling team including the 167lb. and 197lb. divisions.  Attonito has been training with American Top Team since he moved to Florida in 2006.  He is the strength and conditioning coach for UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti.

SETH BACZYNSKI
Fighting out of: Canyon, AZ / Apex MMA
Record: 11-5
Age: 28

Training partner to TUF alums Santino DeFranco (season 9) and Efrain Escudero (season 8) at Apex MMA in Arizona, Seth Baczynski is a full-time water inspector at Liberty Water.

CHARLES BLANCHARD
Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, FL / American Top Team
Record: 7-2
Age: 24

A 2-time All State wrester in high school, this single father is a jiu-jitsu brown belt and a published poet.   

JOSH BRYANT
Fighting out of: Tulsa, OK / Absolute Combat Alliance
Record: 10-0
Age: 29

A member of the Absolute Combat Alliance camp in Tulsa, OK, Josh Bryant sports a perfect 10-0 professional mixed martial arts record.  When not training, Bryant works as a manager for Mazzio’s Italian Eatery in Oklahoma.

CHRIS CAMOZZI
Fighting out of: Denver, CO / Gumm MMA
Record: 11-3   
Age: 22

Camozzi is a freestyle fighter from Denver that works as a bouncer in his spare time.  Two of his three losses are to TUF alums Jesse Forbes (season 3) and Jesse Taylor (season 7).

BRENT COOPER
Fighting out of: Long Beach, CA / Team Oyama
Record: 5-1
Age: 31

Of Sioux Indian descent, Cooper is a pipeliner by day for Shell Oil, and a devastating striker by night, with four of his five wins coming via TKO.

JACEN FLYNN
Fighting out of: Meridian, ID / No camp
Record: 8-2
Age: 31

Jacen Flynn possesses an 8-2 mixed martial arts record that includes wins over Dennis Kang and Dean Lister.  Away from the Octagon™, he is a social worker.

JAMES HAMMORTREE
Fighting out of: Ocala, FL / USA Martial Arts
Record: 4-0
Age: 23

Following one season at Weber International, where he starred on the football team as a linebacker and on special teams, Hammortree left the program in order to become a full-time firefighter in Ocala, FL.  The former high school wrestler owns a 4-0 professional record with all four of those bouts taking place in 2009.

JOSEPH HENLE
Fighting out of: Thousand Oaks, CA / Big John McCarthy’s MMA
Record: 3-0
Age: 26

Joseph Henle splits time training at Big John McCarthy’s MMA and working as a substitute teacher and wrestling coach in Thousand Oaks, CA. Henle earned his MBA in Financial Planning from California Lutheran University in ’06.  He speaks fluent Japanese.    

CHARLEY LYNCH
Fighting out of: Mound, MN / Northway MMA
Record: 6-0
Age: 25

The self-proclaimed baddest man in Minnesota, Charley Lynch owns a 6-0 professional record with zero of his bouts going to decision.

KRIS MCCRAY
Fighting out of: Dumfries, VA / Chute Boxe
Record: 5-0
Age: 28

Son of a military father, Kris McCray was raised in Germany, where he excelled on the soccer pitch and garnered All-Europe honors in high school.  In 1999, McCray moved permanently to the United States, where he has served parts of 8 years (6 active, 2 inactive) as a member of the US Army Reserve, while also finding time to earn his Associates Degree in Social Studies from Northern Virginia Community College.

COURT MCGEE
Fighting out of:  Orem, UT / Throwdown Elite Fight Team
Record: 9-1
Age: 24

A Brazilian jiu-jitsu artist out of Orem, UT, Court McGee beat “The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom” runner-up DaMarques Johnson in 2007 by submission

CLAYTON MCKINNEY
Fighting out of: Orlando, FL / Jungle MMA   
Record: 4-2
Age: 27

A teammate of TUF (season 8) alum Tom Lawlor at Jungle MMA, Clayton McKinney is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt that supplements his training by working security at a local bar in Orlando.

KYLE NOKE
Fighting out of: Albuquerque, NM / Jackson’s MMA
Record: 16-4-1
Age: 29

Kyle Noke, from Mooloolaba, Australia, is the former bodyguard of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin.  Currently training with Jackson’s MMA in New Mexico, Noke defeated TUF (season 6) alum George Sotiropoulos in June 2005 and current castmate Kyacey Uscola this past September.

VICTOR O’DONNELL
Fighting out of: Milford, OH / Vision MMA
Record: 8-1
Age: 27

Hailing from Milford, OH, O’Donnell suffered his first professional loss this past September against cast mate Costantinos Philippou. Before that, he had won eight contests, seven of which by submission. 

NORMAN PARAISY
Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, FL / American Top Team
Record: 5-1
Age: 23

Norman Paraisy was born and raised Paris, France.  The 5-1 Brazilian jiu-jitsu artist left France in order to pursue MMA in the states and is now a member of the American Top Team.

COSTANTINOS PHILIPPOU
Fighting out of: Merrick, NY / Serra-Longo
Record: 5-1
Age: 30

Costantinos Philippou is a former boxer with 3 professional and over 80 amateur fights on his record.  The 30-year-old server from Merrick, NY was born and raised in Greece.  He currently trains out of the Serra-Longo camp.

GREG REBELLO
Fighting out of: Buzzards Bay, MA / Sityodtong USA
Record: 9-2
Age: 27

Greg Rebello trains full-time at Sityodtong USA in Massachusetts under the watchful eye of Mark DellaGrotte.  Currently in peak physical condition, Rebello at one time weighed in over 300lbs before dedicating himself to fitness at the age of 18.

NICK RING
Fighting out of: Calgary, Canada / B.D.P. Martial Arts
Record: 10-0
Age: 30

Nick Ring returned to MMA in May 2009 following a three year stint away from the sport after suffering a devastating knee injury.  In that time, Ring boxed professionally to the tune of a 4-1 record with 3 knockouts.

JORDAN SMITH
Fighting out of: Clearfield, UT / Throwdown Elite Fight Team
Record: 10-0
Age: 24

A 7th grade teacher by day, Jordan Smith is a former professional boxer that trains with fellow cast member Court McGee at Throwdown Elite Fight Team.

BEN STARK
Fighting out of: Tamarac, FL / American Top Team
Record: 3-1
Age: 27

Born and raised a practitioner of the Orthodox Jewish religion until the age of 6, Ben Stark began training with American Top Team in Florida as a sophomore in college. When not at the gym, Stark picks up shifts at “The Original Fat Cats,” and also finds time to breed snakes.   

LYLE STEFFENS
Fighting out of: Tucson, AZ / Apex MMA
Record: 5-2
Age: 26

Lyle Steffens is a firefighter and an EMT in Tucson, AZ.  He trains with fellow cast member Seth Baczynski at Apex MMA. 

BRAD TAVARES
Fighting out of: Las Vegas, NV / TapouT
Record: 4-0
Age: 21

At 21, Brad Tavares is the youngest of this season’s cast members.  Originally from Hilo, HI, Tavares recently relocated to Las Vegas and trains full-time with TapouT

WARREN THOMPSON
Fighting out of: Marietta, GA / Team Khunpon / Roberto Traven BJJ
Record: 5-0
Age: 23

Warren Thompson, aka “The Kool-Aid Man,” is a muay-thai fighter from Marietta, GA.  The volunteer firefighter splits his training in Atlanta between Team Khunpon and Roberto Traven BJJ.

KYACEY USCOLA
Fighting out of: Sacramento, CA / Team Alpha Male
Record: 18-15
Age: 28

Kyacey Uscola joins the cast with 33 professional MMA fights on his record.  He trains with Team Alpha Male and Urijah Faber out of Sacramento.

CLEBURN WALKER
Fighting out of: Keller, TX / Team Lutter
Record: 9-3
Age: 26

Born and raised in Texas, Cleburn Walker is a full-time fighter and instructor at Team Lutter.  He suffered a recent loss via submission to TUF (season 3) alum Jesse Forbes this past June.

WOODY WEATHERBY
Fighting out of: Hudson, NH / Renzo Gracie / Mickey Wards Boxing Gym & Xtreme MMA
Record: 7-3
Age: 27

The former US Navy officer currently works full-time as a corrections officer for the Hillsborough County jail in Manchester, NH.  Weatherby rotates his training between 2 gyms: Renzo Gracie Academy in Derry, NH, and Mickey Wards Boxing Gym & Xtreme MMA. 

JAMIE YAGER
Fighting out of: Los Angeles, CA / Kings MMA
Record: 2-1
Age: 25

A standout varsity letterman in baseball and football, Yager was the 2001 Athlete of the Year at South Pasadena High School in California.  He picked up training MMA as a hobby, and went straight from training to the professional ranks in February 2008 as part of BET’s Iron Ring, where he defeated his opponent by TKO.

During the six-week taping of “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz,” the competitors endured a grueling regimen of jiu-jitsu, judo, Muay Thai, karate, boxing and wrestling.  The intense competition among the fighters continues after they leave the gym – at the Ultimate Fighter House.  These warriors must live together, knowing that any day they might be forced to fight each other in the famed UFC Octagon™. 

The two finalists will square off in a live finale on Spike TV, where the winner will be declared “The Ultimate Fighter” and net the six-figure contract and a cash prize.  UFC President Dana White will once again serve as host of the series.

After each show, Spike.com users will get exclusive extended footage from each episode and an exclusive video leak of the upcoming episode. 

Craig Piligian of Pilgrim Films and Television, Frank Fertitta III, Lorenzo Fertitta, Dana White of Zuffa, LLC, and Kevin Kay of Spike TV are the show’s executive producers.   Brian J. Diamond, senior vice president, sports & specials, Spike TV is co-executive producer and Christopher Martello is executive in charge of production for Spike TV.  

Spike TV is available in 98.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Hulk Hogan Steps Back Into The Ring On TNA iMPACT!

March 1st, 2010 by SPIKE Press

HULK HOGAN STEPS BACK INTO THE RING ON ‘TNA iMPACT!’ MONDAY, MARCH 8
LIVE ON SPIKE TV

Wrestling Legend And Pop Culture Icon Will Face Ric Flair On Live Network Television For The First Time In Almost A Decade

New York, NY (March 1, 2010) – Legendary pop culture icon Hulk Hogan will face his longtime nemesis Ric Flair for the first time in almost a decade on network television.  The match will air live on “TNA iMPACT!” on Spike TV Monday, March 8 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT).

The highly-anticipated bout will feature Hogan teaming with TNA Superstar Abyss to battle Flair and his protégé, TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, in a special tag-team match.

“Since I partnered with Dixie Carter and debuted on January 4, we have taken TNA to amazing new levels,” said Hogan. “I’ve got a score to settle with Ric Flair, and there’s no better time to do it than Monday night, March 8, when we change the wrestling world forever.”

Hogan’s return to the ring will headline the official move of “TNA iMPACT!” to Monday nights, after being televised for nearly four years on Thursday nights. Spike TV’s highly-rated, two-hour weekly series will be live every other week and emanate from the “TNA iMPACT! Zone” at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

“This is a new beginning for TNA,” Carter said. “We’ve worked hard to get here, and I’m confident that if people tune in to TNA for the first time on March 8, they won’t be disappointed.”

The first-ever Monday live “TNA iMPACT!” three-hour special broadcast ran on Spike TV head-to-head against WWE RAW on Monday, January 4,  2010, and drew a franchise-record 2.2 million viewers and set ratings records in every demographic. Two wrestling companies have not broadcast head-to-head weekly since the “Monday Night Wars” in the late 1990s between WWE and WCW.

“TNA iMPACT!” features many of the biggest names in wrestling including Hogan, Flair, Mick Foley, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash and Team 3D, as well as the hottest young talent in the industry:  Styles, “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero and “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan.

Since its founding in 2002, Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling has become the world’s fastest-growing professional wrestling company, currently airing in over 120 countries worldwide.

About TNA Wrestling

“Cross The Line” to TNA Wrestling.  TNA Wrestling is the most innovative experience in professional wrestling today.  Join the TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, Hulk Hogan, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Sting, Mick Foley, “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero, “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan, the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts and the no-limits X-Division inside the ring on “TNA iMPACT!” Monday nights on Spike TV.
TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Nashville, TN.

About Spike TV

Spike TV, is available in 98.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is Spike.com, and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at spike.com/press.

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