IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, has entered into an agreement to broadcast its flagship weekly two-hour programme IMPACT! nationally across the US on AXS TV, a music, sports, entertainment and lifestyle channel in which Anthem Sports & Entertainment recently acquired a majority interest.
Immediately following IMPACT Wrestling’s flagship, annual pay-per-view event Bound For Glory, which takes place on October 20th in the Chicago area, IMPACT! will begin airing weekly on AXS TV. The programme will continue to simulcast globally on IMPACT Wrestling’s official Twitch channel.
“IMPACT Wrestling is a perfect fit for AXS TV’s slate of live sporting events and combat sports content,” said Ed Nordholm, Chief Corporate Officer of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and President of IMPACT Wrestling. “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.”
IMPACT! has been a leading destination for professional wrestling fans, televised globally in 120 countries since its inception in 2002. The roster boasts talent including current IMPACT World Champion Brian Cage, plus Rob Van Dam, Rhino, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Sami Callihan, Rich Swann, Gail Kim, Tessa Blanchard and Madison Rayne.