Not only does Impact have a new home for their TV show starting next month, the company has now announced they’ll also be moving days.
According to the press release:
AXS TV, the exclusive U.S. television broadcast home for IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s pre-eminent professional wrestling organizations, today announced IMPACT Wrestling will launch on the network on Tuesday, Oct.1 at 8pE/5pP.
Leading up to the debut of its flagship weekly show IMPACT! on October 29, AXS TV will showcase IMPACT Wrestling’s critically acclaimed pay-per-view events of 2019, broadcasting each of Homecoming (October 1), Rebellion (October 8) and Slammiversary XVII (October 15) in their entirety and hosted by Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore and the voice of IMPACT Wrestling Josh Mathews. Finally, on October 22, THIS IS IMPACT! will serve as a launchpad for the promotion’s AXS TV debut, featuring a preview of the weekly series, profiles on IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest stars and exclusive non-televised matches from BOUND FOR GLORY, IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest pay-per-view event of the year to be held on Sunday, October 20 in Chicago .
As we previously reported, Impact’s parent company Anthem Sports and Entertainment acquired a majority interest in AXS TV back in September. The company announced a few days later that Impact would be moving to AXS TV — the home of NJPW in the United States and WOW.
For those keeping track, yes … this means Impact will occupy the time slot previously held by SmackDown Live once the show moves to FOX.