Here’s When You Can Start Watching Impact Wrestling On AXS TV

A few weeks ago, Anthem Sports & Entertainment acquired a majority stake in AXS TV and later announced that Impact Wrestling, which they own, would be moving to the channel. We now officially know when you’ll be able to start watching Impact on AXS.

In a press release, AXS announced that the same week WWE Smackdown moves from Tuesdays to Fridays, Impact Wrestling will start airing on Tuesday nights at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on October 1.

It was previously announced that AXS would start airing Impact after their October 20 Bound For Glory PPV, and that’s still true of their weekly TV serious, However, in the words of the press release:

Leading up to the debut of its flagship weekly show IMPACT! on October 29, AXS TV will showcase IMPACT Wrestling’s critically acclaimed pay-per-view events of 2019, broadcasting each of Homecoming (October 1), Rebellion (October 8) and Slammiversary XVII (October 15) in their entirety and hosted by Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore and the voice of IMPACT Wrestling Josh Mathews. Finally, on October 22, THIS IS IMPACT! will serve as a launchpad for the promotion’s AXS TV debut, featuring a preview of the weekly series, profiles on IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest stars and exclusive non-televised matches from BOUND FOR GLORY, IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest pay-per-view event of the year to be held on Sunday, October 20 in Chicago.

Interestingly, while most other wrestling-related press releases from AXS also mention that WOW Women of Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling air on the channel (currently in a block called Saturday Slam), this one doesn’t mention the other wrestling already on the channel.

Impact previously aired on Pursuit, another channel owned by Anthem, on Friday nights, where it sometimes faced bizarre production problems. Will this new channel and timeslot turn things around for the promotion? Let us know what you think in the comments.