TNA, in a shocking move, will release one of its major pay-per-view events, Lockdown, for free, airing on Destination Amercia. From the press release:
The wait is almost over as #DestinationIMPACT is LIVE on Wednesday, January 7 from the famed Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom as TNA IMPACT Wrestling debuts on Destination America. The main event is the epic rematch between the two best wrestlers in the business right now - Roode vs. Lashley III for the World Heavyweight Title.
IMPACTWRESTLING.com just learned more details about the Thursday event in NYC and want to share them first with you.
On Thursday, January 8 at the Manhattan Center, the Wolves will face The Hardys. During the summer and fall of 2014, tag team wrestling came alive but it first started in NYC when these same two teams first clashed at Destination X. On that night, the Wolves won the first meeting and this match on January 8 is the Hardy's chance to even the score.
UPDATE: On Friday, January 9th, TNA is bringing the six-sides of steel for an episode of Impact. For the first time ever, LOCKDOWN will be on broadcast TV with every match contested inside the steel cage during this very special episode on Destination America. The first place you can see this great night of action is LIVE in NYC.
The show will air on on a Friday, rather than the usual Sunday spot. This is most likely being done to raise viewers for the new network, but is it a good idea? Lockdown is a major PPV, but perhaps this is something similar to the WWE's strange (at the time) idea to give Survivor Series away by making the network free for the month of November.
The show will take place two days after the first Destination America episode of Impact.
Cagesiders, is this a good idea? TNA has done free "special episodes" before, but of something of this magnitude?