Following the news that Anthem Sports and Entertainment acquired AXS TV, IMPACT Wrestling is officially moving to a new home.
According to their press release, “Immediately following IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest pay-per-view event of the year Bound for Glory, which takes place on Oct. 20 in Chicago, IMPACT! will begin airing weekly on AXS TV. The program will continue to simulcast globally on IMPACT Wrestling’s official Twitch channel.”
“IMPACT Wrestling is a perfect fit for AXS TV’s slate of live sporting events and combat sports content,” said Ed Nordholm, Chief Corporate Officer of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and President of IMPACT Wrestling. “The newest addition to our growing portfolio of media assets, AXS TV’s audience perfectly aligns with our passionate IMPACT Wrestling fan base, and this move increases the reach for our weekly program with distribution in over 50 million homes.”
“We could not ask for a better home and are excited by the opportunities to work with Mark Cuban and Anschutz Entertainment Group, our partners in AXS TV, to bolster IMPACT Wrestling’s presence in the market, as we continue to deliver action-packed and innovative weekly programming featuring some of the most athletic and gifted stars in the professional wrestling industry.”
IMPACT currently airs on Fridays on Pursuit at 10 pm EST. It’s unclear what day or time slot the promotion will premiere in on AXS TV
At any rate, this is a great opportunity to expand their audience. The channel already broadcasts a block that includes WOW-Women of Wrestling and New Japan.
This move immediately puts IMPACT in conversations surrounding the big changes coming to professional wrestling this fall. It’s certainly an exciting time for fans.
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