Impact Wrestling Has A New Twitch Channel

Impact Wrestling will begin using Twitch 24/7 as a means of distributing content in the very near future.  Here’s the press release:

 

“The IMPACT Wrestling Channel will launch on Wednesday, Jan. 17 with a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week stream of content that leads up to the debut of Barbed Wire Massacre III on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET immediately following the weekly premiere of IMPACT! on Pop.”

“The IMPACT Wrestling Channel on Twitch will feature exclusive content, including monthly live events and house shows featuring top stars in professional wrestling.” The release continues, “The channel will also feature lifestyle programming showcasing IMPACT Wrestling stars outside of the ring – from diets and workouts to relationships and travel. Twitch will also air IMPACT Wrestling’s live event at WrestleCon in New Orleans, La. on Friday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m. CT.”

Other shows on the channel include:

  • Live Audio Wrestling with new host Jeremy Borash
  • ‘Nuff Said with host Tyrus talking about politics, wrestling, sports and pop culture
  • Mathews’ Megacast with host Josh Mathews talking about Impact

The release additionally states: “Programming for the channel will also include past and present episodes of the flagship IMPACT! show, the original weekly show Xplosion, pay-per-view events on a second window, plus over 1,000 hours of original programming showcasing classic content featuring household industry names like Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Sting, Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode and many more.”

 

Botch Take:  This product lives and dies on its merits as a TV program.  On that level, there’s nothing to see.  It was truly terrible.   I watched about a half-hour of an episode last Thursday night after not having seen it for a while.  I won’t be doing that again.  On top of that, talent is unhappy as they’re all walking (Laurel Van Ness, Chris (Masters) Adonis, ECIII, and Lashley are just the latest who’ve decided to either ask for their releases let their deals run out. Honestly, I don’t feel they’re in a position to be taking on extra curricular activities like this.  There are so many other things that need to be dealt with and fixed before they go down this road.  Maybe this will enlarge their audience but I doubt it.