Someone must have noticed the success of The Final Deletion, because Billy Corgan is packing Bobby Lashley, Eddie Edwards, Crazzy Steve, Senior Benjamin, and Matt Hardy’s drones into a six sided crate and shipping them to an all new time slot. The company announced the move via press release:
THE SUMMER HEATS UP ON POP AS IMPACT WRESTLING BROADCASTS LIVE TUESDAY, JULY 12 AT 9/8c
MOVES TO THURSDAY NIGHTS STARTING THURSDAY, JULY 21
AT ITS NEW TIME AT 8/7c
TUESDAY, JULY 12 AT 9/8C
A special LIVE edition of IMPACT WRESTLING: Destination X.
On Tuesday, July 12, IMPACT WRESTLING on Pop is LIVE from Universal Studios Florida with Destination X, as the Stars of IMPACT WRESTLING’s signature high-flying, no-limits X-Division take center stage. And, in the Main Event it will be Title vs Title as X Division Champion Eddie Edwards faces TNA World Champion Bobby Lashley inside the six-sided ring. For the first time ever at Destination X, the winner of the Title vs Title match will walk away with the X Division and the TNA World Titles.
THURSDAY, JULY 21 AT 8/7 C
IMPACT WRESTLING on Pop MOVES TO ITS NEW REGULAR TIME SLOT on Thursday nights at 8/7c starting July 21 with a supersize extended episode. The adrenaline-pumping action-packed IMPACT WRESTLING serves as the kick-off to the Bound For Glory Playoff, where 8 IMPACT Stars, including former World Champions Drew Galloway, Matt Hardy, EC3 and other top stars compete to become the #1 Contender for the World Title
They also released a video plugging the news, but my personal preference would have been two minutes of EC3 over Josh Mathews making P Diddy references:
Those matches are stacked enough to be intriguing, but talent has never been TNA’s issue. But even if this move isn’t enough to get lapsed TNA fans like me back on board the Impact train, I think we can all agree that the Final Deletion is worth celebrating.
And of course, nothing at all about this move has to do with WWE’s “SmackDown” going live on Tuesdays, beginning on July 19. Nope. Definitely not about that in any way.