IMPACT Wrestling owns the night — Thursday night!
IMPACT confirmed the news on Thursday afternoon that its weekly flagship TV show – IMPACT! – will return to its traditional Thursday night time-slot, beginning April 8. The “fastest paced show in professional wrestling” will now air at 8pm ET/5pm PT each and every Thursday on AXS TV.
The return of IMPACT! to its “traditional” broadcast night will be marked by a massive main event, as All Elite Wrestling World Champion Kenny Omega will team with The Good Brothers in a six-man main event against reigning IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann, Eddie Edwards and Willie Mack.
“IMPACT Wrestling has years of history airing on Thursdays, which was the night for high-energy, action-packed matches, starring some of the most high-profile stars in pro wrestling history,” said IMPACT Executive Vice-President Scott D’Amore. “Nothing is changing from that front when IMPACT! jumps back to Thursday nights.”
Leading into IMPACT! every Thursday night will be Before The IMPACT (BTI), an hour-long show on AXS TV, starting at 7pm ET. Hosted by Jon Burton, Gia Miller and Josh Mathews, BTI delivers late-breaking news, exclusive matches, one-on-one interviews with the IMPACT Wrestling stars and more.
“The new home, once again, for must-see matches is Thursday nights on AXS TV,” D’Amore added.
IMPACT also recently changed the date of their Rebellion pay-per-view, pushing it back a day to Sunday, April 25. Next week’s show will be the final one broadcast on Tuesday nights; several matches have been announced, including James Storm’s 1000th IMPACT match against Eric Young.
IMPACT just released a trailer hyping the move to Thursday nights:
— WrestleZone (@WRESTLEZONEcom) March 25, 2021