TNA Executive Comments On If Impact Wrestling Is Moving Nights Because Of SmackDown

John Gaburick recently appeared on The Taz Show to talk about Impact Wrestling switching from Tuesday to Thursday nights on Pop TV. Gaburick serves as TNA’s Executive VP of Talent Relations & Creative, and shed some light on TNA’s position on the move.

Gaburick said the move was an opportunity for Impact to go “back home” to Thursdays, where he says their viewership was always the highest. He theorized that people have built-in habits to watch wrestling on Thursday evenings. Gaburick says TNA management is “super-excited” about the move, and said it’s a good opportunity for the company.

Gaburick hadn’t made any mention of SmackDown moving to Tuesday nights against the current Impact timeslot, so Taz asked him and Gaburick admitted that the competition from WWE “was a part of the decision.”

Impact Wrestling moves to Thursday on Pop TV starting July 21st.