United Kingdom fans, get excited. IMPACT Wrestling is on their way over, announcing that they officially will be broadcast on the Fight Network UK for the foreseeable future on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m., starting October 30th.
BREAKING: We are thrilled to announce that IMPACT Wrestling is to Premiere on Fight Network UK on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m starting October 30th.
— IMPACT UK & Ireland (@IMPACTUK) October 24, 2019
Following Bound For Glory, IMPACT Wrestling is on a real high as they fly into their debut in the United States on AXS TV with a big night ahead. Their talented roster has possibly one of, if not the best, women’s division in professional wrestling and has some of the best representatives for their brand.
Here is the official press release:
TORONTO | LONDON – IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and one of the world’s largest professional wrestling organizations, announced today that its flagship weekly two-hour program IMPACT! will move to Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. on Fight Network UK, available on Sky Channel 192 and Freesat Channel 161, beginning on Oct. 30.
In addition to the broadcast premiere Wednesdays on Fight Network UK, which takes over Showcase TV every night at 9:00 p.m., IMPACT! will continue to air across the U.K. on 5STAR on Friday nights.
The first episode in the new time slot will feature the aftermath of IMPACT’s biggest event of the year, Bound For Glory 2019 (BFG), kicking off the new era with a World Title Cage Match as Champion Brian Cage faces ruthless rival Sami Callihan in a rematch of their high-octane BFG headlining bout.
In more fallout from Bound For Glory, the star-studded episode includes UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock addressing his future and wrestling legend Rob Van Dam explaining his heinous his actions at BFG after turning on his tag team partner Rhino. Plus, Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie continues her record-breaking reign, leading Kiera Hogan and Madison Rayne in a 6-woman tag team match against Rosemary, Jordynne Grace and Alexia Nicole. Newly crowned X-Division Champion Ace Austin faces off with BFG Gauntlet winner Eddie Edwards in a non-title Street Fight, while Josh Alexander, one half of the World Tag Team Champions The North, kicks off the AXS TV era as he takes on Japanese strong style legend Naomichi Marufuji.
IMPACT Wrestling is renowned for its world-class roster of athletes, led by IMPACT World Champion Brian Cage and UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, legends Rob Van Dam and Rhino, third-generation superstar Tessa Blanchard, high-flying X-Division stars such as Rich Swann and TJP, former NFL player Moose, Sami Callihan, Eddie Edwards and Michael Elgin, plus the Knockouts, including Champion Taya Valkyrie, Rosemary, Tenille Dashwood and others.
IMPACT Wrestling content is also available in the U.K. on IMPACT Plus, the multi-platform digital subscription video-on-demand (VOD) and live event service featuring instant access to the 3,000-plus hour library spanning over 17 years, live monthly specials, groundbreaking original series, reality shows and documentaries, exclusive events from international promotional partners and historical content from old territories.
Since its inception in 2002 IMPACT! has been a leading destination for professional wrestling fans, televised globally in 120 countries, while growing its popularity and reach on YouTube, Twitch, Pluto and social media platforms.
Below is the preview for the premiere that will take place on Fight Network UK on Wednesday night.
Next Tuesday at 8/7c on @AXSTV & @Twitch: @MrGMSI_BCage vs @TheSamiCallihan in a Cage Match for the World Title@Walking_Weapon vs @noah_marufuji_@The_Ace_Austin vs @TheEddieEdwards @ShamrockKen reveals his future
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) October 23, 2019
For IMPACT UK fans and their hopeful new fans, they are on the rise with one of the most unique rosters in wrestling. Brian Cage and Sami Callihan will main event the first ever show of their new era for the IMPACT World Championship.
Originally written by Scott Edwards