Impact Wrestling issued the following:
AXS TV’S POPULAR IMPACT! SERIES MOVES TO A NEW NIGHT ON THURSDAY, APRIL 8, LEADING UP TO AN ACTION-PACKED WRESTLE WEEK BLOCK FEATURING PREMIERES, PROFILES, MOVIES & MORE STARTING TUESDAY, APRIL 20
Wrestle Week Highlights Include ‘Bad A$$ Movies With The Good Brothers: Meatballs’, a Special Edition of ‘IMPACT In 60’, the In-Depth Profile ‘This Is REBELLION©’, and the Broadcast Premiere of ‘HARD TO KILL© 2021’
Los Angeles – (March 26, 2021) – AXS TV and IMPACT Wrestling bring the squared-circle home as the popular Wrestle Week On AXS TV block returns on Tuesday, April 20, with a fight card packed with in-depth profiles, classic IMPACT content, hard-hitting action, and more—giving viewers everything they need to get ready for IMPACT’s REBELLION© pay-per-view event on Sunday, April 25. Leading up to the event, the promotion’s hit flagship series IMPACT! takes over AXS TV’s Thursday lineup, returning to its traditional night starting April 8.
Wrestle Week enters the ring on April 20 with the premiere of IMPACT In 60: Title Vs. Title at 8pE. Hosted by Scott D’Amore and Josh Mathews, the show looks back at the most iconic Title Vs. Title matches in IMPACT history, mere days before AEW World Champion Kenny Omega challenges IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann in a cross-brand Title Vs. Title fight at REBELLION©. This special edition of IMPACT In 60 features epic bouts such as Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe from HARD JUSTICE© 2007, Team 3D vs. Beer Money from LOCKDOWN© 2009, and many more. The premiere of This Is REBELLION© follows at 9pE, giving viewers unprecedented backstage access with an in-depth profile covering IMPACT’s world-class athletes as they prepare to do battle at REBELLION©.
Next, on April 22 at 8pE, viewers won’t want to miss a minute of the action as tensions are rising and anticipation looms amongst the locker room in the must-see final episode of IMPACT! before REBELLION©. Then, summer comes early on April 23 as IMPACT’s resident film aficionados The Good Brothers head back to Camp North Star for a side-splitting screening of the 1979 Bill Murray comedy Meatballs in Bad A$$ Movies With The Good Brothers at 8pE.
Wrestle Week closes out on April 25 with a full day of IMPACT action, headlined by the broadcast premiere of HARD TO KILL© at 3pE. HARD TO KILL©, IMPACT Wrestling’s first pay-per-view spectacular of the year from January 16, 2021, puts the spotlight on an explosive lineup featuring a star-studded six-man tag team match pitting IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann, Chris Sabin and Moose against AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and World Tag Team Champs The Good Brothers. Other highlights include Eddie Edwards and Sami Callihan in a brutal Barbed Wire Massacre match, and reigning Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo puts her title on the line against Taya Valkyrie.
“Wrestle Week has been incredibly well-received by our viewers, and AXS TV is proud to continue the tradition with a third installment as we help IMPACT fans get ready for REBELLION,” said AXS TV General Manager Frank Tanki. “IMPACT has quickly established itself as one of the most popular programs on the Network, and for good reason—boasting incredible athletes, larger-than-life personalities, world-class wrestling, and engaging storylines. Every Wrestle Week event is a special occasion for us, and we aim to make each one feel fresh and exciting with new and exclusive content that IMPACT fans will love. We look forward to once again showcasing all that IMPACT has to offer when Wrestle Week returns on April 20.”
“January’s Wrestle Week event was a tremendous success that hyped up our loyal audience like never before,” said IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore. “We could not be more excited to bring Wrestle Week back for the third time, packed with even more of the hard-hitting IMPACT coverage our fans have come to expect. This unprecedented event is perfect for seasoned die-hards and curious newcomers alike, giving them both a chance to relive classic matches from IMPACT’s rich history while getting them up close and personal to our talent of today. We have a slate of great things planned heading into REBELLION©, and we absolutely cannot wait to share them all with our viewers.”
REBELLION© will be available on Pay-Per-View in North America at 8pE on Sunday, April 25 on InDemand, DISH, DirecTV, Vubiquity, Rogers, Bell, Shaw and Sasktel and around the world digitally via FITE TV (order now).
Wrestle Week on AXS TV Schedule:
· Tuesday, April 20
-8 pm ET – PREMIERE: IMPACT In 60: Title Vs. Title
-9 pm ET – PREMIERE: IMPACT Wrestling: This Is REBELLION©
· Thursday, April 22
-8 pm ET – PREMIERE: IMPACT!
· Friday, April 23
-8 pm ET – Bad A$$ Movies With The Good Brothers: Meatballs
· Sunday, April 25
-3 pm ET – BROADCAST PREMIERE: HARD TO KILL© 2021
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About IMPACT Wrestling
A subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., IMPACT Wrestling® is one of the world’s top wrestling brands, producing over 200 hours of original content annually and televised in 120 countries including AXS TV in the United States. Founded in 2002, IMPACT Wrestling’s deep library of premium content is streamed across the world on key OTT platforms including Pluto TV, XUMO and its own on-demand subscription service IMPACT PLUS©. A Twitter official partner, IMPACT has a powerful social media presence with over 10 million engaged followers across all major services. Ancillary businesses include live events, merchandise, licensing and sponsorship.
About AXS TV
AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment, and lifestyle television network and digital media company controlled by Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. AXS TV’s programming broadly appeals to a diverse and impassioned fanbase, offering eclectic content that includes concerts and music performances, celebrity interviews, documentaries, special events, and pop culture series. The Network’s signature programs include Dan Rather’s “The Big Interview,” “Music’s Greatest Mysteries,” and “Live From Daryl’s House,” and concert events such as CMA Fest and Farm Aid. The channel is also the home of IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s largest entertainment properties. The Network is available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada and the Caribbean. A full list of providers and territories can be found on axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, visit www.axs.tv and its social media channels YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.