Impact Owns Thursday Night
Written by lee.medd@ALIVE.local on March 26, 2021
FLAGSHIP WEEKLY SHOW RETURNS TO TRADITIONAL NIGHT, STARTING APRIL 8
Impact wrestling has a great history on Thursday nights on US TV and they are returning to their spiritual timeslot as IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann, AEW World Champion Kenny Omega will be part of massive six-man main event as Impact returns to Thursday nights.
IMPACT Wrestling confirmed that its weekly flagship TV show – IMPACT! – will return to its traditional Thursday night time-slot, beginning April 8. The fastest paced show in professional wrestling will now air every Thursday on AXS TV, and Thursday night/Friday morning on the Impact UK Youtube Channel.
The return of IMPACT! to its traditional night will be marked by a massive main event.
The inaugural IMPACT! on Thursday, April 8 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 will be Before The IMPACT (BTI), an hour-long show on the Impact UK Facebook page.
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.