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TNA Impact moving to Thursdays


Impact Wrestling is again changing nights.

TNA president Dixie Carter announced on her Twitter account Thursday afternoon that the company’s flagship television show will move to Thursday nights on Pop TV starting on July 21st. Impact is also moving timeslots and will now air at 8 PM eastern. Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez discussed the potential move on Wednesday's edition of Wrestling Observer Radio.

The move comes at a bad time for TNA after this Tuesday's episode, anchored by the spectactle that was the Final Deletion, led to Impact's highest rating in over a year.

The company is all too familiar with the loss in viewers that changing time slots can bring. Impact's time slot has been in seemingly constant flux since being canceled by Spike TV in 2014, but WWE’s decision to air SmackDown live on Tuesday put TNA in a tough spot, and they were forced to either stay on Tuesday against tough wrestling competition or change nights. 

Pop TV released a video promoting the show's Thursday night debut on Twitter.