IMPACT Wrestling has confirmed that its weekly flagship TV show – IMPACT! – will return to its traditional Thursday night time-slot, beginning April 8th. The professional wrestling will now air at 8pm ET/5pm PT each and every Thursday on AXS TV in the US.
The inaugural IMPACT! on Thursday will feature the IMPACT! match debut of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) World Champion Kenny Omega, who teams with The Good Brother – Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows – in a six-man main event against reigning IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann, former two-time IMPACT World Champion Eddie Edwards and former X-Division Champion Willie Mack.
“IMPACT Wrestling has years of history airing on Thursdays, which was the night for high-energy, action-packed matches, starring some of the most high-profile stars in pro wrestling history,” said IMPACT Executive Vice-President Scott D’Amore. “Nothing is changing from that front when IMPACT! jumps back to Thursday nights.”
Leading into IMPACT! every Thursday night will be Before The IMPACT (BTI), an hour-long show on AXS TV, starting at 7pm ET. Hosted by Jon Burton, Gia Miller and Josh Mathews, BTI delivers late-breaking news, exclusive matches, one-on-one interviews with the IMPACT Wrestling stars and more.
“The new home, once again, for must-see matches is Thursday nights on AXS TV,” D’Amore added.
In the UK, the show will now premiere on Friday mornings on IMPACT Plus.