This week on Impact Wrestling, Sonjay Dutt challenges for the X Division title in his hometown. in The Main Event. Will Dutt win The X-Division Title in his home country of Mumbai, India? Find out Thursday.
Impact Wrestling sent out this statement in remembrance of the tragic Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.
As the world remembers the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016, IMPACT Wrestling stands alongside the survivors and honors the 49 victims of the shooting on this, the 1-year mark.
For most of the past 15 years, IMPACT Wrestling has called Orlando its home arena, filming TV shows at Universal Studios Florida. Therefore, the Pulse Nightclub tragedy also brings extra meaning to all of the IMPACT wrestlers, referees, production crew and front-office staff.
We know there will be tears on Monday; we’re crying too, but standing strong for all.
On the next Monday that IMPACT Wrestling is in Orlando, which will be July 3rd, the company will have a special ceremony to honor all of those impacted by this tragedy, which directly impacted the LGBTQ, the LatinX and other communities of color.
IMPACT Wrestling remembers the victims and those impacted by the Pulse Nightclub tragedy.
Commentary: This is a classy thing to do for Impact and the Orlando community. We all stand united with Orlando as we remember this tragic event.
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Impact Wrestling had a viewing party scheduled in Manchester. Due to the events earlier this week, Impact’s UK Twitter sent the following statement:
Due to the horrific terrorist attack yesterday, so close to where Friday’s fan event was scheduled, we feel a party is not appropriate. Ticket holders have been emailed. Full refund are being provided and alternative plans made so they can still meet Jeff Jarrett and JB. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester and the whole of the UK.
Impact Wrestling had a rough week 1 last week, but this week they have something to brag about. Viewership for the March 9. 2017 episode was 292,000. On the March 16. 2017, the viewership was up to 344,000.
Commentary: It’s good to see that last week’s episodes drew enough interest to bring a sizable viewership back to the product. I am in the middle of trying to watch it, but Alberto El Patron seems to be moving the needle a little bit. I just hope that they stop whatever they have planned for Josh Mathews/Jeremy Borash and focus on the in ring product.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment purchased a majority share in TNA Wrestling. With the new buy out, Dixie Carter is no longer directly involved in the company and Jarrett is now taking on “key management roles”. We are not sure if this will be a long term deal or just part of creative transition.
“We are thrilled to have acquired TNA IMPACT Wrestling,” said Ed Nordholm, Executive Vice President of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., the parent of Fight Network. “As we grow Anthem’s linear, digital and mobile platforms globally, top tier content with global appeal is key to that success and this acquisition is a perfect strategic addition to our portfolio. IMPACT has been a dominant wrestling brand around the world for more than a decade and we are confident that Anthem can leverage its assets and strategic partnerships to take IMPACT Wrestling to even greater heights.”