Last week, Jason from Orlando Fun and Food sat down with Impact Wrestling Superstar Rockstar Spud. James “Rockstar Spud” Curtin who is from Birmingham, United Kingdom, is one of Impact Wrestling’s newest superstars. Spud arrived on the scene of Impact Wrestling from England buy winning a contract to Impact Wresting. Spud beat out many other wrestlers in the UK in a series called British Boot camp, which can be seen online. Spud, who plays the assistant to Impact Wrestling President Dixie Carter, and Jason sat down to talk about Orlando, Impact Wrestling, Universal Studios, and his dreams coming true! Jason started off by asking Spud what it was like being a Impact Wrestling Superstar? – Spud stated that being a superstar was a huge dream come true. He said that even though he was chosen to be a part of British Boot camp, he never expected to win and earn the chance of a lifetimes to be a superstar with Impact Wrestling. How does it feel to be in Orlando? What does Orlando mean to you? – Spud stated that when he lived in the UK, it was his dream to come on a vacation to Orlando. Orlando is a destination for many in the UK to visit, and have a once in a lifetime opportunity. Since Orlando is now a huge hub for Impact Wrestling, Spud gets to live out his dream a few times a month. He said that being in Orlando was unlike any other place for him. He has the ability to visit the parks if he has time, eat some amazing food, grab some drinks with friends and explore! Do you get a chance to visit the parks? If so what is your favorite? – Spud stated that he really doesn’t have much time to visit the parks, although he really want to. He loves coming to work so close to the parks, and I am sure some of the awesome coasters and rides in Orlando really draw him in. He wants to go back to Disney and enjoy Universal Studios! How does Orlando and Impact Wrestling fit together? – Impact Wrestling and Orlando have a long history. Impact was based here and taped all of their shows here for many years. Now Orlando and Impact have a new history as a hub city. Impact has taken reality TV to the next level by showing behind the scenes footage, as well as off air footage 24 hours a day. Orlando plays a vital role in this production. Orlando Fun and Food wants to thank TNA Impact Wrestling as well as Rockstar Spud for taking time out of their busy schedule to talk with us! TNA Impact Wrestling tapes their shows here in Orlando at Universal Studios Florida every now and then. They will be here all this week. Here is the schedule and what Impact Wrestling and Universal have to say about the taping and all the details! MAY 7 – IMPACT Taping 7:00PM
MAY 8 – IMPACT Taping 7:00PM
MAY 9 – IMPACT Taping 7:00PM
MAY 10 – One Night Only Taping 1:00PM & 7:00PM
GENERAL ADMISSION: PICK UP A NUMBERED TICKET! Numbered tickets will be distributed starting at 10 AM at the CityWalk Blue Man Group walkway. These tickets are your spot in line, therefore the earlier you pick them up, the closer you will be to the front of the audience line. You will then be able to enjoy your day in the park or CityWalk and come back at the time the attendant tells you. Numbered tickets are limited to 10 per person. A Park ticket is NOT required to attend IMPACT WRESTLING live tapings.
AUDIENCE LINE LOCATION: Please park in the Universal Orlando Resort Garages and enter Universal CityWalk. Proceed to the Blue Man Group Theater. Head around the theater to the right and follow the IMPACT WRESTLING sign. Everyone (both in park and non-park guests) will line up in the Blue Man area. IMPACT WRESTLING will be filmed in Soundstage 20, located next to the Blue Man Group Theater. Please remember: * The numbered ticket you receive DOES NOT guarantee entrance to IMPACT WRESTLING * If the Soundstage capacity is met before your spot in line is reached, you will be asked to be in our Stand-by line * The shows fill up quickly and the general admission line will be admitted after those who purchased the IMPACT WRESTLING Orlando VIP Package & booked groups * Most of the line to enter IMPACT WRESTLING is not covered, so please bring an umbrella rain is in the forecast * IMPACT WRESTLING has an area for guests needing a wheelchair. Please wait in the IMPACT WRESTLING audience line and an Universal Studios Attendant will guide you and (1) guest to our wheelchair section once you enter the Soundstage * Seating is based upon availability and is left to the sole discretion of show management * Production dates and times are subject to change. * Entrance to IMPACT WRESTLING is FREE, however, this does not include free entrance to Universal Studios Resort Have you ever been to a taping? We love going! If you have been did you have fun? Worth the wait?