After a series of countdown clock teasers over the past twelve hours, Impact Wrestling has finally made the announcement that they’ve got a brand new home for 2016. Rumours of their issues with Destination America and the company supposedly being on the edge of demise have been batted around during almost their entire time with the network, but it seems TNA has lived to put Matt Hardy on TV for another day:
Pop will premiere IMPACT WRESTLING with a live two-hour, action-packed broadcast on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, and the show will continue to air every Tuesday night at 9 p.m., EST/PST. The show features some of the biggest stars in professional wrestling, including Jeff and Matt Hardy, EC3, Kurt Angle, Bobby Lashley, The Wolves, Eric Young, Tigre Uno and Gail Kim.
“The die-hard fandom and extraordinary passion surrounding IMPACT WRESTLING captures the spirit of Pop as a network that celebrates fan-driven entertainment and excitement,” said Brad Schwartz, president of Pop. “We’re committed to this new partnership and psyched to bring the show’s loyal fans a dedicated night to watch their favorite show on Pop every week.” — Pop TV
For the past few months, our Impact sources have been telling us not to worry, and that there was a plan in place. I mean, to be fair, it’s TNA — they don’t have a track record of instilling the most confidence in anyone about anything. It appears they’ve been in talks with Pop for a while now, and weirdly enough it’s kinda nice to see something work out for them. Now let’s get Rockstar Spud back stateside, put that belt back on Ethan Carter III, and kick off 2016 right!