In an absolutely huge press release, TNA President Dixie Carter and SPIKE TV President Kevin Kay have stated that, all throughout the Summer of 2012, IMPACT Wrestling will air live every Thursday on Spike!
When will this monumental change happen? How's the end of the frickin' month sound?!
Starting May 31st, IMPACT Wrestling will permanently air an hour earlier at 8pm/EST. Also, that special episode of IMPACT will be live on Spike TV!
No more IMPACT spoilers and a lot more unpredictability in IMPACT Wrestling!
I personally love the idea of IMPACT going live!
Numerous websites all across the internet love to post their IMPACT spoilers and results. Many readers, fans or not, would pass judgment passed on the results without ever watching the product. Many readers would also leak these spoilers to those who may not want to know them through Twitter and other social networking sites.
Just about everything is better live. It adds a whole new aura of things.
Sting returning to become World Champion on March 3rd, 2011. James Storm defeating Kurt Angle to become World Champion on IMPACT. Bobby Roode betraying long-time partner, James Storm to become World Champion in Macon, Georgia. Hell, even Garett Bischoff tossing his dad into a port-o-potty and flipping it over.
All of that will air live and not be spoiled days before the show! That's tremendous news!
Open Fight Night and Gut Check will become a much more anticipated, unpredictable and epic event without results being posted online.
I see this as a trial run by TNA. They promise to go live the entire summer, under a new time slot and if it is successful, IMPACT might air live from there on.
Live episodes of IMPACT will run all summer long, testing the waters about their capability of going live and keeping it that way.
The new time slot and news of going live could be excellent moves by IMPACT wrestling and I'm more than excited to see how it'll play out.
Tune into the special, LIVE episode of IMPACT that will air one hour earlier than usual on May 31st!