Wednesday Nights Add Even More Wrestling When TNA Impact Moves This Summer

I'm pretty sure that's the IHOP font Destination America is using.

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I’m pretty sure that’s the IHOP font Destination America is using.

Between Lucha Underground on El Rey and NXT on the WWE Network, do you wish your Wednesday nights weren’t so jammed full of wrestling? Well, you’re about to get just the opposite, thanks to TNA Impact Wrestling. (That should be their slogan going forward. “Impact Wrestling: This Isn’t What We Wanted.”) It’s now confirmed on their official site that Impact is headed to Wednesday nights, starting June 3 at 9/8 central. From the press release:


Destination America’s IMPACT WRESTLING, will make a permanent move to Wednesday nights at 9/8c beginning Wednesday, June 3rd. The mid-week knockout premiere will kick off with stellar matches showcasing America’s favorite wrestlers.

The tag teams will head to epic battles with The Wolves and the Dirty Heels competing in match three of the Best of 5 Series on their quest to capture the vacated TNA Tag Team Title, and The Rising and the BDC are at war battling it out in a six-man tag team matchup. TNA World Champion Kurt Angle will compete in the main event and the Knockouts will be in action featuring the Dollhouse and Brooke.

Reports from PWInsider suggest that the move comes from concerns about viewership numbers heading into the summer. I understand not wanting to run important programming on Friday nights in the middle of summer, but I absolutely do not understand running that programming up against the two hottest products in American wrestling right now, NXT and Lucha Underground. I have a feeling that the TNA ratings will probably suffer the same fate as Bubba here.