IMPACT WRESTLING NEWS AND NOTES
The current plan is to provide some sort of Impact Wrestling programming on The Pursuit Channel going forward, but nothing has been confirmed in terms of those plans.
Nolan Edwards, an independent wrestler from Tenneseee, has been hired to join the company's production team. On his Facebook page, Edwards wrote, "Over the past month I’ve had an amazing experience going to Las Vegas one weekend and Oklahoma City the next for IMPACT Wrestling. Now it looks like today on only 2 days notice I’ve packed up everything I own into my truck and I’m heading down to Nashville for the time being to take on a roll with the Impact Wrestling Production Team following our deal with AXS TV. It’s going to be hard leaving the school in Windsor where all of my closest friends are. As I was leaving yesterday I got a little emotional when I realized that I’m going to be going to a new school and new shows when I feel like Windsor made me truly feel like a pro wrestler for the first time. But here we go, to more experience and the opportunity of a life time."
There's been a number of former production employees who have reached out to the company in the last 24 hours offering their assistance if needed in the wake of the departures of Kevin Sullivan, Jim Morris and others who are AEW-bound.
There's a lot of excitement about AXS TV among those in the company. They should be happy as it's the biggest thing to happen to Impact since Anthem usurped the company from Dixie Carter.
Impact will continue to stream its episodes weekly on Twitch,
There will be a new Twitch special "Throwback Throwdown" on 10/27 promoted in conjunction with Destiny Wrestling at the Don Kolov Arena in Mississauga, Ontario.
Next month's Bound for Glory weekend will feature four events:
Friday 10/18, Impact will run Palais Royale in South Bend, Indiana. The show will be headlined by Michael Elgin & The North vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Rhino & Rob Van Dam plus Tessa Blanchard, Sami Callihan and Impact Champion Brian Cage appearing. For ticket information, click here.
Our friends at Pro Wrestling Tees will be hosting an Impact Wrestling signing event on Saturday 10/19 at 11 AM with The North, Brian Cage, Sami Callihan, Tessa Blanchard, Jordynne Grace, Rhino and Melissa Callihan appearing. The event is $120, which gets you a signed 8x10 of each talent, photo ops with the talents (three talents per photo) and a special Impact t-shirt that will be exclusive and branded to Chicago. For more, visit www.ProWrestlingTees.com.
Saturday 10/19, Impact will run 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, IL in conjunction with Warrior Wrestling and Zelo Pro Wrestling with Impact talents facing the top local independent stars. For ticket information, click here.
Sunday 10/20 will be Bound for Glory itself, which features the following updated lineup:
*Impact Champion Brian Cage vs. Sami Callihan.
*Moose vs. Ken Shamrock.
*Michael Elgin vs. Naomichi Marufuji
*The Rascalz vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. and two partners to be announced.
For BFG ticket information, click here.