Friday, August 14, 2020

Update On Impact Wrestling Looking For New TV Deal

Impact Wrestling will not be moving to AXS as had been rumored.

Impact Wrestling’s weekly TV show will not be moving to AXS. Talks between Anthem Sports and Entertainment and the network have fallen through. According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, AXS decided against adding a new wrestling show to their lineup.

“Talks with AXS have appeared to have fallen through which is a disaster since the company has had the expectation they would get on AXS for months,” wrote Dave Meltzer.

- Advertisement -

One of the main reasons we won’t be seeing Impact on AXS is that the channel is already home to two other wrestling promotions.

“AXS decided against picking up another wrestling show since they already have New Japan and Women of Wrestling,” the report continued.

Anthem Attempted to Purchase AXS

Anthem Sports and Entertainment was also negotiating to purchase AXS. These talks had been going on since December and the idea was that Impact would move to Pursuit while the deal was being negotiated and move to AXS once it was finalized.

“The sale talks, for Anthem Media to purchase AXS from Mark Cuban, R. Seacrest Media, CAA and CBS, evidently have also fallen through,” Meltzer continued.

Impact recently announced that they have signed a new deal with Twitch and will continue to air their weekly show there.

Trending Articles

AEW Releases Three Wrestlers Including Jimmy Havoc

While the company hasn't made an official announcement regarding the same, latest reports suggest that AEW has released three wrestlers from their...

WWE NXT Results (8/12): Velveteen Dream Returns, Reed vs. Priest, Karrion Kross

The August 12, 2020 episode of WWE NXT aired live on the USA Network from Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. 

AEW Dynamite Results (8/12): Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy, Tag Team Appreciation Night

AEW Dynamite aired from Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida. Cody put the TNT Championship on the line against Scorpio Sky and Chris...

Drew McIntyre Wants Current SmackDown Champion To Be Drafted To Raw

The Next WWE draft is on the horizon. Reports suggest that the company has shortlisted two dates in October for the same...

WWE Intercontinental Championship Plans For SummerSlam Revealed

WWE Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles will reportedly defend the title against Jeff Hardy at the upcoming SummerSlam pay-per-view. WWE has not announced Hardy vs. Styles...

Latest Wrestling News

Dewey Foley Reportedly A Top Writer For WWE Brand

The WWE 205 Live creative team is currently being led by Dewey Foley and Adam Pearce. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported this week that Foley...

Rusev: “People That Are Multi-Dimensional Have a Lot More Longevity in WWE”

Former WWE Superstar Rusev/Miro recently appeared on The Ryback Show podcast. The 'Bulgarian Brute' would discuss a number of topics from his...

Paul Heyman Resurfaces To Unveil WWE 2K Battlegrounds Career Mode (Video)

Paul Heyman has resurfaced in a new video promoting his role in the new WWE 2K Battlegrounds video game.

Jim Ross Comments On Ultimate Warrior’s WWF Run In 1996

The Ultimate Warrior briefly returned to WWE in 1996. He defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley at WrestleMania 12 but was gone from the...

Konnan Comments On Tessa Blanchard’s Departure From Impact

Tessa Blanchard and Impact Wrestling parted ways this summer while Blanchard was still the Impact World Champion. Impact vacated the title which...

Update On ROH’s Return, Marty Scurll’s Status

Ring of Honor hasn't run an event since February due to the ongoing global pandemic. Marty Scurll's status with the company has...

Bret Hart Reveals How Triple H And Shawn Michaels Bullied The Rock In The ’90s

Bret Hart has revealed how Triple H and Shawn Michaels allegedly bullied The Rock when he first started in WWE.

Shotzi Blackheart Recovers Stolen Car, Gear And Helmet (Video)

NXT Superstar Shotzi Blackheart unfortunately recently had her car stolen. Her car contained not only wrestling gear but also the recognizable helmet...

Erick Rowan Shares Failed Pitch For Cage Reveal

Former WWE Superstar Erick Rowan has shared what he pitched to be revealed in the cage he carried with him before his...

AEW Reportedly Still Has Major Plans For Jungle Boy

All Elite Wrestling is reportedly still heavily invested in Jurassic Express member Jungle Boy. According to Dave Meltzer via Wrestling...

Seth Rollins Shares His Favorite SummerSlam Moment

Having had several memorable SummerSlam moments over the years, Seth Rollins was recently asked if he could single out one as his...

Adam Cole Comments On A Potential Babyface Run In NXT

Adam Cole has spent most of his time in NXT as a heel but fans are getting the chance to see the...