The last time I spoke about AXS was breaking down the deal between Anthem Sports and Mark Cuban which netted them controlling interests in HDNET and AXS TV. The one thing I didn't talk about is the upcoming move for Impact Wrestling to AXS TV from Pursuit. I know that it is still something new that I am writing about Impact Wrestling a lot more then I ever really have before which I am very happy about. As of this writing Impact will be moving to AXS TV on October 29 on Tuesday nights in the prime time 8-10 pm time slot. Just as Smackdown moves to Friday nights once more we will be having another wrestling show take their spot on Tuesday at 8 est.
Now everyone knows that October is the biggest month of the year for Impact with Bound For Glory the promotions biggest PPV taking place this month, so this is the perfect month to make the change. However, again Impact will be moving to AXS TV on October 29 not at the beginning of October. Instead you will have the normal Impact Wrestling program on Pursuit and preview specials on AXS building up to the move. This means Impact will have programming on two different channels for the first time ever. I don't think I ever remember seeing Impact in a more stable spot then they are in right now.
The biggest preview special will take place on October 22nd as it will be called "This is Impact" this special will recap Bound For Glory from the previous weekend. Take a look at this quote from Ed Nordholm (Cheif corporate officer of Anthem Sports and Entertainment and president of Impact Wrestling) “We are excited to showcase the incredible athleticism of our diverse talent roster on a larger platform across the country, providing AXS TV with over 100 annual hours of must-see weekly programming.” I'm extremely excited to see what the future holds for Impact Wrestling as wrestling has never been this healthy in my generation. It's a crazy time to be a wrestling fan!!!
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