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Impact Wrestling To Move to AXS TV in October

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2019 has been an absolutely wild year for pro wrestling. A week or so ago, we thought things would be heating up in October due to the new “Wednesday Night Wars” that were beginning at the beginning of the month.

But, something happened that is about to alter the wrestling world once again — IMPACT Wrestling has a brand new home — AXS TV — which will be one of the largest television platforms the company has been on since it’s days on Spike TV (and when they were known as TNA).

According to a press release today issued by AXS:

“IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and one of the world’s largest professional wrestling organizations, announced today it has entered into an agreement to broadcast its flagship weekly two-hour program IMPACT! nationally across the U.S. on AXS TV, a leading music, sports, entertainment and lifestyle channel in which Anthem Sports & Entertainment recently acquired a majority interest.

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.”

The press release continues with words from Ed Nordholm of Anthem Sports & Entertainment:

“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.”

As we’ve stated before, IMPACT Wrestling has been fantastic since Don Callis and Scott D’Amore took over. It’s actually been one of the biggest crimes in wrestling that this show has been so good, yet the only way you can view it is remembering to head over to Twitch, or tune into Pursuit, which a lot of people don’t get. The company has done a terrific job of producing quality matches, building young talent, putting an emphasis on their women’s division (which, in my opinion is second only to WWE), and most importantly washing away the sins of the previous regime which ran it into the ground.

2019 is a great time to be a wrestling fan, and with this announcement, things may have gotten better.


Bill Bodkin
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Bill Bodkin is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Pop Break, and most importantly a husband, and father. Ol' Graybeard writes way too much about wrestling, jam bands, Asbury Park music, HBO shows, and can often be seen under his season DJ alias, DJ Father Christmas. He is the co-host of the Socially Distanced Podcast (w/Al Mannarino) which drops weekly on Apple, Google, Anchor & Spotify. He is the co-host of the monthly podcasts -- Anchored in Asbury, TV Break and Bill vs. The MCU.


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