Impact Wrestling is going through some big changes as of late. After Anthem Sports acquired the promotion they put Jeff Jarrett back in charge and Jarrett is cleaning house. This week Drew Galloway, The Broken Hardys, Mike Bennett, Maria Kanellis and Jade all parted ways with the company.
Although the company has lost some of its top stars, it has gained a new TV deal in the UK. It’s was recently reported that Jeff Jarrett had been overseas trying to secure a new television contract for the promotion and now it’s been confirmed that a deal has been made.
Impact Wrestling confirmed that their weekly television series will be airing on Spike TV in the UK beginning on April 21st.
According to the official press release TNA pay-per-views, including One Night Only specials will be available on Spike UK. TNA Xplosion will be exclusive to My5, which is part of the Channel 5 stable available on Sky TV (160), Freeview (31), Freesat (141), Virgin Media (154) and other DTT platforms.
“Since our acquisition of IMPACT Wrestling, growing the brand in the UK has been one of our most important initiatives,” said Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Spike UK to fill this important spot in their program schedule and look forward to rebuilding our presence in the UK market. As one of the hottest wrestling scenes in the world right now, we look forward to taking an active role in the market, both on television and with live events.”
— IMPACT WRESTLING (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 2, 2017