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IMPACT! DEBUTS ON ITS NEW NETWORK HOME AXS TV WITH A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CAGE MATCH BETWEEN BRIAN CAGE AND SAMI CALLIHAN ON OCTOBER 29 AT 8 P.M. ET/PT
(Los Angeles – Oct. 23, 2019) – IMPACT Wrestling’s global hit flagship series IMPACT! makes its debut on its new broadcast home, AXS TV, taking over the Tuesday primetime lineup with an action-packed night of high-stakes matches—premiering October 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series premieres in the aftermath of IMPACT’s biggest event of the year, Bound For Glory 2019 (BFG), kicking off the new era with a Steel Cage Match for the IMPACT World Championship as Brian Cage defends against ruthless rival Sami Callihan in a rematch of their high-octane BFG headlining bout.
In more fallout from Bound For Glory, the star-studded episode includes UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock addressing his futureand wrestling legend Rob Van Dam explains his heinous actions at BFG after turning on his tag team partner Rhino. Plus, after successfully defending her title, Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie continues her record-breaking reign, leading Kiera Hogan and Madison Rayne in a 6-person tag-team match against Rosemary, Jordynne Grace and Alexia Nicole. Newly crowned X-Division Champion Ace Austin faces off with BFG Gauntlet winner and familiar foe Eddie Edwards in a non-title street fight, while Josh Alexander–one half of the World Tag Team Champions The North—kicks off the AXS TV era as he takes on Japanese strong style legend Naomichi Marufuji.
“We are incredibly excited to make our debut on AXS TV, especially after our action-packed and highly competitive PPV event Bound for Glory last weekend. Our stable of athletes continue to put their heart and bodies on the line, week after week, performing unforgettable athletic feats and I can hardly wait to showcase their work on the new AXS TV IMPACT! weekly series,” said Scott D’Amore, EVP of IMPACT Wrestling.
Viewers across the globe can watch IMPACT Wrestling content on a wide variety of platforms and devices including the IMPACT! Plus SVOD service and digital channel; on the promotion’s highlight-packed YouTube Channel; and on twitch.tv and Pluto TV. IMPACT Wrestling can also be seen throughout the United Statesevery Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT via Anthem’s new acquisition of AXS TV, one of the nation’s largest independent cable channels and the home of the all-female promotion WOW – Women Of Wrestling and the global phenomenon New Japan Pro Wrestling; as well as on Roku and mobile.
Fans can see IMPACT Wrestling live at the upcoming IMPACT! TV tapings in Windsor, Ontario (Oct. 25-26) and Queens, New York (Nov. 7-8), the Twitch exclusive event Throwback Throwdown in Toronto (Oct. 27), the IMPACT! Plus exclusive event Turning Point in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (Nov. 9) and IMPACT’s first pay-per-view event of 2020, Hard to Kill, this January at a date and location to be announced. Tickets are available at impactwrestling.com/event.