Welcome! I hope you enjoyed the holidays since my last IMPACT Wrestling Report. A lot has happened since then, including the announcement about my first-ever book, which is going to be two books about the 20-year history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling! Genesis, the first IMPACT Plus exclusive event of 2021, took place this last Saturday, and tonight is the final episode of IMPACT Wrestling on the road to this Saturday’s Hard To Kill PPV.
At long last — after debating it for many years — I’m writing my first book! And the scope of this project is so big that my first book is going to be two books. Yes, you read that right: two books! About what? The entirety of the first 20 years of TNA Wrestling, which is now known as IMPACT Wrestling.
Christmas week is upon us! According to WrestlingInc, “Beginning Tuesday, December 22, and concluding on Tuesday, December 29, Impact Wrestling will end their scheduled programming for the year with their Best of 2020 recap episodes. Additionally, they will air their yearly awards show, in which fans had the opportunity to cast their vote on which matches and wrestlers were their favorites for the year.” In other words, no in-ring action until January 5.
As noted in my most recent IMPACT Wrestling Report, IMPACT Wrestling is on the rise and reaching more people than it has in a very long time. Today, the company issued a press release detailing how the most recent episode of IMPACT Wrestling reached more than 750,000 fans! The full release is below.
My last IMPACT Wrestling Report was just three days ago, so you might be wondering why I’m writing this one so soon. Let me clear it up for you. Last night was the most important episode of IMPACT Wrestling since March 8, 2010, more than 10 years ago. Why? Because everyone and their mother was talking about IMPACT Wrestling over the past week. If you somehow missed this news, read all about it here. With thousands of new viewers and those who haven’t watched in a very long time, did IMPACT Wrestling deliver? Read on for my thoughts.
As always, this past week’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling was excellent. However, the biggest IMPACT-related piece of news took place the following night on AEW Dynamite when IMPACT EVP Don Callis whisked away the newly crowned AEW Champion Kenny Omega and gleefully exclaimed that he’s appearing this Tuesday on IMPACT Wrestling. Oh, and The Icon Sting, who had a legendary run in IMPACT Wrestling that spanned nearly 10 years, made his debut on AEW. Read on for more details.
“Action” Mike Jackson is one of the best wrestlers in the world, yet he’s 71-years-old. I first saw him perform live at Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore show in November 2019, and he blew me away. He was the highlight of the entire show, and I told him so afterward. The entire crowd was captivated by his speed and ability. In April 2020 he debuted on IMPACT Wrestling in a match against Johnny Swinger, again, blowing away wrestling fans, but this time it was on a worldwide stage. Around this time COVID took over the world, so that run came to a halt. However, as you’ll see in my interview with this championship wrestler who has grappled with countless legends, the best is yet to come. I look forward to the day when “Action” Mike Jackson returns to the ring in IMPACT Wrestling, and I hope I’m there to see it live. If you’re looking to enjoy some of his prowess while at home, give him a call at 205-936-9050 to buy a variety of DVDs, t-shirts, and more from the living legend himself!
I hope everyone reading this had a wonderful Thanksgiving and an even better weekend. With December and another episode of IMPACT Wrestling just a day away, let’s dive into this week’s IMPACT Wrestling Report.