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Impact Wrestling to debut new retrospective TNA show

Impact Wrestling hit a nugget of gold when they tapped into fan interest of TNA’s past. The original plan was to celebrate TNA legends with a special TNA: There’s No Place Like Home live event during Wrestlemania week. That show had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Luckily for TNA, they had already filmed a TNA special for television to hype that event. That show is rumored to have done well in ratings. Since then, Impact has gone full steam ahead tying TNA into their current product.

Moose dug up the TNA Heavyweight Championship and proclaimed himself as its rightful owner. He’s even had two success title defenses against Suicide. Another name brought back from the past is Hernandez. He is currently in the semifinals of the Impact World Championship #1 contender tournament.

Now, Impact has announced a new TV program to highlight TNA’s past.

Los Angeles – (May 20, 2020) – AXS TV provides an extra dose of IMPACT Wrestling action on Tuesday nights as the network debuts the IMPACT Wrestling original series IMPACT in 60 beginning June 2 at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT, immediately following the weekly flagship series IMPACT! at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.

The hour-long series chronicles the promotion’s celebrated 18-year history under the IMPACT and TNA: Total Nonstop Action banners. Headlined by some of the greatest champions to enter the ring, each episode features a collection of full matches showcasing a different wrestler, championships, factions or match types.

IMPACT in 60 kicks off Tuesday, June 2 with the “Best of the Asylum Years,” highlighting rarely seen footage from the infancy of TNA with matches featuring former NWA Heavyweight Champions A.J. Styles and Raven, among others.

The June schedule also includes a look at the revolutionary high-flying X-Division Championship featuring Jay Lethal and Christopher Daniels (June 9), the greatest IMPACT World Heavyweight Title matches with Kurt Angle and Austin Aries (June 16), the legendary stable Aces & Eights including the show-stopping Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy match (June 23), and wrestling legend Mick Foley’s most epic battles against Sting, Samoa Joe and more (June 30).

“Thanks to the tremendous feedback from fans of IMPACT on AXS TV and the success of our first TNA television special, we are taking a great step forward to bolster the IMPACT Wrestling Tuesday night block,” said IMPACT Executive VP Scott D’Amore. “From the thousands of hours of thrilling action in our library, we created IMPACT in 60 to celebrate the legacy of the incredible performers who have competed for us and provide a fun trip down memory lane for the TNA faithful.”

Impact in 60 sounds like a fun concept. I’m particularly interested in the Aces & Eights episode. Showcasing the exploits of that nefarious motorcycle gang should be a laugh riot.

Will you be tuning in to Impact in 60? Which episode most excites you? What topics would you like to see covered in the future?

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