Impact Announces Impact 1000 to Air as Two-Week Special
Impact Wrestling recently announced that their upcoming Impact 1000 episode will air as a two-week television special on September 14th and September 21st on AXS TV.
Celebrating 1,000 Episodes of Impact! Is A 2-Night Event Showcasing The Company’s Rich Pro Wrestling History
Hall of Famers Gail Kim, Awesome Kong and Team 3D, Plus America’s Most Wanted, Shark Boy and The Beautiful People Among Stars In 1,000th Episode Celebration
IMPACT Wrestling celebrates its past, present and future with a special 2-night celebration during the 1,000th Episode of the flagship weekly TV show.
The episodes of Impact! on Thursday, September 14 and September 21 (8 p.m. EST on AXS TV) will share the action and excitement of the 1,000th episode, featuring stars from the TNA/IMPACT Wrestling past, present and future – and the episode this Thursday will run longer than the normal 2-hour time-slot.
The stars shined bright in White Plains, New York, where the shows were taped, featuring such legends as Team 3D (Bully Ray and Brother Devon), together for the first time in 7 years. Also appearing: The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky and Angelina Love), Awesome Kong, Gail Kim, Shark Boy and America’s Most Wanted (James Storm and Chris Harris), among others.
The 2-night 1,000th Episode also will feature the current IMPACT mega-stars, including World Champion Alex Shelley, Knockouts World Champion Trinity, Josh Alexander, Eddie Edwards and Tommy Dreamer, among others.
Week One of the 1,000th Episode (airing September 14) features an X Division Title Match as Lio Rush puts the title on the line against, arguably, the greatest X Division champion of all-time, Chris Sabin. Also this week, Eddie and Alisha Edwards battle Frankie Kazarian and Traci Brooks. Plus, fans will hear from Josh Alexander.
The 2-show festivities feature some iconic moments, matches that truly are TNA/IMPACT Wrestling:
Feast or Fired Match
With silver briefcases positioned in all four corners of the ring, 20 competitors battle it out with championship matches available in three of the four briefcases. One briefcase has a FIRED slip, which clearly states the wrestler’s future with IMPACT Wrestling. Participants include Heath, Steve Maclin, Moose, PCO, KUSHIDA, Bhupinder Gujjar, Jai Vidal, Joe Hendry and Yuya Uemura, among others.
Ultimate X Match
The 6-person battle for bragging rights – and the X – featured Zachary Wentz, Rich Swann, “Speedball” Mike Bailey, Alan Angels, Samuray del Sol and Ace Austin.
Knockouts, Knockouts, Knockouts
IMPACT Wrestling shines the spotlight on its renowned Knockouts Division, including the in-ring return of Awesome Kong and Gail Kim, among others.
For more information about the IMPACT 1,000th Episode and more, go to impactwrestling.com.
WOW Co-Owner Jeanie Buss Comments on Upcoming New Season of WOW TV & Helping Empower Women’s Wrestling
Sports Illustrated held a recent interview with Women of Wrestling co-owner Jeanie Buss. One of the topics discussed included Buss’ thoughts on the upcoming new season of WOW TV and helping empower women’s wrestling.
“It’s important to see women’s sports that can be self-sustaining. It shouldn’t be just one start-up league that folds after five years and you never hear from them again. It’s heartbreaking to spend time and energy on something that doesn’t make it.
Wrestling is part of our consciousness. And I’ve been a wrestling fan for a long time, since there was the crossover to pop culture with Cyndi Lauper and Captain Lou Albano in the 1980s. Wrestling has a global reach, and I wanted to invest my own personal funds into something that was sustainable and could develop an audience. Wrestling has always been able to do that.
These women deserve a platform. I couldn’t be prouder to invest in the product and be entertained by the stories of these star wrestlers.”
Buss also gave her thoughts about this year being the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs and wanting to bring that empowering feeling over to WOW.
“We just celebrated the fifty-year anniversary of that tennis match. I can still remember being in awe of this strong woman who was laying it all on the line. That empowered me.
That can happen here, too, with our female wrestlers in WOW. Being a part of this empowering group of women has been one of the biggest privileges of my career.”
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
While responding to a fan question on Instagram, former WWE talent Mandy Rose, real name Amanda Rose Saccomanno, revealed that she is currently considering a potential return to wrestling within the near future. Rose stated ” Funny you asked…your girl may or may not be a free agent soon.” Rose has been absent from wrestling since her release from WWE this past December.
Former WWE wrestler Kelly Kelly, real name Barbie Blank Coba, announced on Twitter that she gave birth to a set of twins on Tuesday.
All Japan Pro Wrestling announced that they have pulled Unagi Sayaka from their upcoming event on September 14th in Tokyo, Japan due to her recently suffering a shoulder ligament tear injury.
Impact Wrestling recently announced that Grado will be making several appearances for the company at their upcoming UK Invasion Tour this October in the United Kingdom.
Trinity recently revealed on Twitter that herself and Brian Myers became the only wrestlers in WWE and Impact history to make an appearance at the 1000th episodes of WWE RAW, WWE SmackDown, and Impact.
New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced that a special ceremony was held on Tuesday in honor of the late Antonio Inkoi at the Sojiji Temple in Tsurumi, Yokohama, Japan. It was announced that this ceremony featured the official unveiling of a Inoki bronze bust statute and Kazuchika Okada being revealed to be the model for it.
Pro Wrestling Revolver recently announced one new match for the card of their Revolver Redemption event on October 8th in Dayton, Ohio:
- Revolver World Championship match – Ortiz vs. Jake Crist (c)
Pro Wrestling Revolver also recently announced one new match for the card of their Tales From The Ring event on October 14th in Grand Prairie, Texas:
- 3 Way Dance match – Rey Fenix vs. Rich Swann vs. Laredo Kid
Prestige Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their Decimate The Weak event on October 12th in Portland, Oregon:
- Prestige Tag Team Championship – the WorkHorsemen (Anthony Henry & JD Drake) vs. C4 (Cody Chhun & Guillermo Rosas) (c)
Game Changer Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their GCW vs The World 2023 event on September 23rd in Oberhausen, Germany:
- Jordan Oliver vs. Franscico Akira