Impact Wrestling is set to move to a brand new timeslot in the United Kingdom, as brand new episodes will air on Wednesday evenings at 9PM. This follows in the footsteps of the company's move to AXS TV over in the States on Tuesday nights.
As per a press release issued on the morning of Thursday, 24 October (followed by an official announcement across social media):
Impact Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and one of the world’s largest professional wrestling organizations, announced today that its flagship weekly two-hour program IMPACT! will move to Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. on Fight Network UK, available on Sky Channel 192 and Freesat Channel 161, beginning on Oct. 30. In addition to the broadcast premiere Wednesdays on Fight Network UK, which takes over Showcase TV every night at 9:00 p.m., IMPACT! will continue to air across the U.K. on 5STAR on Friday nights. The first episode in the new time slot will feature the aftermath of IMPACT’s biggest event of the year, Bound For Glory 2019 (BFG), kicking off the new era with a World Title Cage Match as Champion Brian Cage faces ruthless rival Sami Callihan in a rematch of their high-octane BFG headlining bout.
This now gives UK fans plenty of opportunities to see the weekly episodes as they come out - firstly at 9PM on Fight Network UK, followed by the usual time-slot its been in as of late over on 5STAR on Friday nights. In addition, the episodes will remain available on both Impact Plus and My5.
The first episode of the new era premieres on Wednesday, 30 October, featuring Sami Callihan challenging Brian Cage for the World Championship within the confines of a steel cage.