Wednesday Night on Fight Network UK, Brace For IMPACT!
Written by Lee Medd on October 24, 2019
You know here on Meddisms we are HUGE fans of IMPACT Wrestling and have been since it debuted as TNA way back in 2002, it’s a great product that for the past 18 months has been producing the best in ring wrestling you’ll find anywhere in the world.
The problem here in the UK has been it’s been bouncing around the schedules of 5Spike and 5Star often debuting in the wee small hours of Friday night/Saturday morning. This means you have had to be a fan to follow it around the schedule.
In the US this week, IMPACT moved to Tuesday night on AXStv and it’s now been confirmed that IMPACT Wrestling’s 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.
This is great news meaning that UK fans will be able to enjoy the hard hitting action less than 24 hours after it airs in the US, 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 allowing those without access to Fight Network to enjoy the show.
It was a late night and we were both knackered for work the next day but we absolutely loved Bound For Glory, it was THE best wrestling PPV of the year and it has set the scene nicely for what we’ll see when IMPACT! debuts on Wednesday nights on Fight Network UK.
The first episode 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.
If you are thinking of giving IMPACT Wrestling a first time look and wondering what you can expect. Well it has a world-class roster of athletes, led by IMPACT World Champion Brian Cage and UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, ECW Originals 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 (the best baddie in the business), Sami Callihan, Eddie Edwards and Michael Elgin, plus the Knockouts, including Champion Taya Valkyrie, Rosemary, Tenille Dashwood and others.
Get a taste of the action now 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.
You can try IMPACT Plus FREE for 30 Days by clicking the link below: https://impactplus.tv/
Don’t miss it, Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. on Fight Network UK, available on Sky Channel 192 and Freesat Channel 161, beginning on Oct. 30.