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Impact Wrestling moving to AXS TV after Bound for Glory


Impact Wrestling has officially confirmed its upcoming move to AXS TV.

In a press release that was issued this morning, Impact announced that it has "entered into an agreement to broadcast its flagship weekly two-hour program IMPACT! nationally across the U.S. on AXS TV."

"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 press release announced. "The program will continue to simulcast globally on IMPACT Wrestling’s official Twitch channel."

The day of the week and time slot that Impact will be airing in on AXS TV have yet to be revealed. The show currently airs at 10 p.m. Eastern time on Fridays on the Pursuit Channel and Twitch.

“IMPACT Wrestling is a perfect fit for AXS TV’s slate of live sporting events and combat sports content,” Anthem Sports & Entertainment Chief Corporate Officer and Impact Wrestling president Ed Nordholm said. “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.”

It was announced earlier this week that Anthem Sports & Entertainment (the parent company of Impact Wrestling) has acquired a majority interest in HDNet LLC (the parent of AXS TV and HDNet Movies) and is assuming operating management of the channels.

New Japan Pro Wrestling and Women of Wrestling both air on AXS TV on Saturday nights.

“Anthem has been public that it has not made any decisions regarding current programming,” Nordholm said in a statement. “We have been long-time broadcast partners with TV Asahi for NJPW at Fight Network and hope to build on that relationship. We are in the middle of a season with WOW and about to tape another series of episodes next week, so no reason to make any decisions there in the short term. We’re looking forward to getting to know them better."