TNA crown first British World Champion in 108 years

TNA Impact Wrestling star Magnus has become the first ever Brit to win the World Heavyweight Championship for a major American wrestling organisation in more than 108 years.

Magnus defeated Jeff Hardy for the vacant TNA World Heavyweight Championship in an epic Dixieland match which was broadcast to millions of people in more than 120 countries, including Challenge TV in the UK and Ireland.

Magnus will bring his newly-won championship home when TNA comes back to the UK and Ireland later this month:

It is truly an honour and a privilege to be the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion. I’m looking forward to bringing the title belt back to where it all started for me. It’s something I’ve always dreamed of doing.

It’s also important to represent all the people in the UK wrestling business that helped me get to this point, and hopefully show the young British talent that there is no glass ceiling; you can be a top guy!

Ticket are on sale now via www.gigsandtours.com/go/tnafan, www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.facebook.com/tnawrestlinguk.

Full details of the UK and Ireland events:

Wednesday 29 January 2014 – Dublin, National Stadium / 0818 719 300

Thursday 30 January 2014 –  Glasgow, The SSE Hydro / 0844 811 0051

Friday 31 January 2014 – Manchester, Phones 4u Arena / 0844 847 8000

Saturday 01 February 2014 – London, Wembley Arena / 0844 815 0815

Sunday 02 February 2014 – Birmingham, NIA / 0844 338 8000