TNA Impact! (official typeset "TNA iMPACT!") is a professional wrestling television program produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as its main television program. TNA Impact is filmed at the Impact! Zone (Soundstage 21 at the Universal Studios Florida theme park of Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida). Tapings of the show are held biweekly on Mondays and Tuesdays and admission is free.
It currently airs in the United States and Canada on Spike TV. Following Impact's debut in Australia, there has been growing demand to have it broadcast in New Zealand.
Fox Sports Net era: May 2004 - May 2005
In May 2004, TNA announced that they had negotiated a television deal with Fox Sports Net
(FSN) where they would get a one-hour timeslot on Fridays in most markets, putting TNA on unrestricted cable and satellite for the first time. TNA began taping TNA Impact
that month and aired the first episode on June 4 2004
was also syndicated throughout Canada (on RDS
) and Europe (on The Wrestling Channel
and, also later, both Eurosport Bravo
and Bravo 2
). TNA's contract with FSN expired in May 2005 and was not renegotiated, with the last episode airing on May 27 2005
. The series as a whole gained little success, averaging a 0.2 household rating.
TNA was left with no television deal and, therefore, had no means of promoting their monthly pay-per-views
did continue to air on certain regional networks in place of TNA Xplosion
). On July 1
, TNA began offering new episodes of Impact
through their website, first using BitTorrent downloads
, then by streaming
. To save on production costs, four hours of Impact
were recorded in a day and made available throughout the subsequent month.
Spike TV era
At the same time, TNA began seeking a more profitable television outlet, finally negotiated a Saturday night timeslot with Spike TV
and started airing Impact
on October 1 2005
. Two episodes were taped every other Tuesday, airing them on the subsequent Saturday. TNA's syndication contracts for Impact
on local TV channels, from after the FSN contract, were converted to contracts for TNA's syndicated show, TNA Xplosion
. They are no longer paying for the timeslot, though Spike TV controls their advertising revenue. Because of viewership growth, Impact
was moved to Thursdays in April 2006, and later to an earlier primetime slot in November. Tapings were moved to Tuesdays.
Starting in June 2006, episodes of Impact became available at the iTunes Music Store.
Two hour expansion
expanded to two hours on October 4
, starting at the same time.
On January 17
, Spike TV
presented an event entitled "Global iMPACT!",
which featured TNA wrestlers in matches against the talent of New Japan Pro Wrestling
On March 27, Impact! aired live for the first time in the show's history in its regular timeslot.
Announced in a release on TNAwrestling.com on April 2 2008, TNA came to terms on a deal that had "Impact" airing in Australia starting April 5. Up until then, TNA had only broadcast their monthly pay-per-view events on Main Event. Impact now airs every Saturday at 9:30 p.m and every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m on FOX8.
TNA will air its first Impact! outside of the Impact! Zone in Orlando on October 23. It will hail from Las Vegas, Nevada and air live in HD. This will mark the first time TNA has used the HD format. Following October 23, all Impacts! will air in HD.
generally features four to seven matches in over the course of the two hour show, as well as numerous interviews
and segments interspersed between the matches. Due to the nature of the wrestling business, advertisements for merchandise and upcoming pay-per-view events often serve as bookmarks for the commercial segments.
When Impact was on Fox Sports Net, all matches had a time limit and the station's Fox Box was used. In the event of a time limit draw, the winner was determined by the NWA Championship Committee, a group consisting of three veteran wrestlers. Since leaving the channel, Impact has discarded the time limit concept.
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