TNA’s Impact Wrestling will now be featured on Destination America, with coverage beginning Jan. 7 with a special live broadcast at 9pm ET. The series will move to its permanent time slot on Fridays from 9-11pm ET beginning Jan. 16, with encores at 11pm. Impact Wrestling: Unlocked, with announcer Mike Tenay, will air Saturdays from 10am-12pm ET beginning Jan. 17, to look back at the previous week’s Impact Wrestling.
Leading into the Jan. 7 live broadcast, Destination America will air a marathon that day from 9am-9pm, looking back at the biggest moments and most heated rivalries.
The special live broadcast on Wednesday, January 7 will feature a main event for the richest prize in Impact Wrestling: the World Heavyweight Championship, Roode vs. Lashley III. In this rematch, reigning champion Bobby Roode defends the title against dominant former heavyweight champion Bobby Lashley to prove who’s the best in Impact Wrestling. Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Gail Kim, Ethan Carter III (aka EC3), and all the stars of Impact are also on hand.
“We’ve been listening to what fans have to say and, with their feedback in mind, IMPACT WRESTLING’s live debut on Destination America will be nonstop, in-your-face action with no filters, big personalities, and epic battles,” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America, in a release.
Destination America has also added a series called TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches to its weekend lineup, beginning with a three-episode mini-marathon Jan. 10 at 10am ET. The show will then air regularly Saturdays at 12pm ET beginning Jan. 17.
Impact Wrestling kicks off Jan. 7 at 9pm ET on Destination America, before moving to its regular time slot Fridays at 9pm ET beginning Jan. 16.
Impact Wrestling: Unlocked airs Saturdays at 10am ET beginning Jan. 17.
January Airings of TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches include:
Saturday, Jan. 10
10am ET: Best of Sting
11am ET: Best of Kurt Angle
12 PM ET: Best of Kurt Angle Part 2
Friday, Jan. 16
9am ET: Best of Ron Van Dam
10am ET: Best of Mr. Anderson
Saturday, Jan. 17 at 12pm ET: Best of Jeff Hardy
Friday, Jan. 23 at 1pm ET: Best of The Knockouts
Saturday, Jan. 24 at 12pm ET: Best of Samoa Joe
Saturday, Jan. 31 at 12pm ET: Best of Bully Ray