Amid rumor and wide-spread speculation that Destination America would be cancelling Impact Wrestling when their contract allows for it later this year, the network has announced a huge, breaking news story this afternoon.
Ring of Honor Wrestling will be coming to D.A. starting Wednesday, June 3rd at 8PM ET.
Now, if that date sounds familiar, it’s because Impact Wrestling is moving to Wednesday nights starting – you guessed it – June 3rd at 9PM ET. That means for the foreseeable future, Ring of Honor will act as the new intro program to TNA’s flagship show.
What this means for Impact’s future is unclear. The move to Destination America is a major one for ROH, as the new timeslot means more viewers on a channel that is already bringing in wrestling fans for that block. Finding ROH on TV has been a struggle for many fans around the country, as they only air in certain regions, and generally in the late-night hours over the weekend.
It would appear that the network is trying to double-down on wrestling content on Wednesday nights, in hopes of getting more eyes on Impact Wrestling. It has been no secret that D.A. has been having a bit of “buyers remorse” over the purchase of TNA content, as advertising rights for pro wrestling can be incredibly high, and the profit margin just isn’t there to continue the show long-term as it has been on Friday nights. This could be a sink-or-swim moment for everyone involved.
June 3rd looks to be something of a “re-launch” as Destination America’s brand new mid-week pro wrestling block. It also means live coverage on Wednesday nights is going to be a gigantic affair, as Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, Lucha Underground and WWE NXT now all occur within the same three hour period of time.
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