While WWE has been referencing Impact Wrestling more and more in recent times, their collaboration reached a completely new level when they used Impact Footage in a recent Table For 3 episode and showed an ad for their Global Wrestling Network during the broadcast.
Sportskeeda recently reached out to Anthem Sports for comments on the matter, and replying to it, the parent company of Impact Wrestling revealed that they allowed WWE to use their footage in return for a mention of GWN:
“IMPACT Wrestling collaborated with WWE on the project and sub-licensed the footage to them for use in their original productions. Accordingly, WWE issued a courtesy for GWN when the footage airs.”
For those who don’t know the latest episode of WWE Network’s ‘Table for 3’ featured Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, and Shane McMahon. During the show, they not only name dropped Impact but for the surprise of many fans, they used footage owned by the company and also aired an advertisement for GWN at the end of the show.
While this isn’t the only time the company has used TNA footage for their project as they used some for a Hardy Boyz DVD as revealed last month, this was the first time Officials decided to promote a service related to Impact directly on their programming, so it has still become a hot topic of discussion recently.