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'Before The Impact' to premiere next week, will air weekly on AXS TV


A new weekly series from Impact Wrestling is premiering on AXS TV next week.

"Before The Impact" will debut on AXS TV at 7 p.m. Eastern time next Tuesday (February 16) and will air weekly in that time slot leading into new episodes of Impact. Before The Impact will be hosted by Nashville sportscaster Jon Burton and Impact Wrestling's Gia Miller and Josh Mathews.

“BTI will feature in-depth previews of the biggest matches, exclusive interviews with IMPACT Wrestling stars, behind-the-scenes access you won’t see anywhere else and an exclusive match each week," Mathews said in a press release.

Mathews will also serve as a senior producer for Before The Impact. Last month, Mathews departed the Impact commentary team and was promoted to senior producer for Impact Wrestling programming.

Team XXXL vs. The Decay will be the exclusive match on next Tuesday's premiere episode of Before The Impact.

“BEFORE THE IMPACT will be IMPACT Wrestling’s version of a pregame show,” Impact Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore said. “Fans have been asking for more IMPACT action on AXS TV and we’re excited to debut a new show and format with BTI.”

It was noted that Before The Impact will also feature an "Iceman's Intel" segment with "exclusive news on the pro-wrestling industry from insider George Iceman."

"Impact in 60" also airs on AXS TV at 10 p.m. Eastern on Tuesdays and highlights past Impact Wrestling/TNA footage.