DESTINATION AMERICA RINGS IN 2015 WITH BRAND-NEW KNOCKOUT PREMIERES OF IMPACT WRESTLING

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    TNA President Dixie Carter and TNA Superstars Mr. Anderson and Chris Melendez appeared today on the Discovery Communications panel at the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, CA. to promote flagship show IMPACT WRESTLING'S move to Destination America.

    Various topics were discussed, such as where IMPACT WRESTLING is headed for 2015, along with opportunities that the Discovery Communications brand has opened up for TNA, including new programming.

    Via the press release below, TNA will have two new shows, IMPACT WRESTLING: UNLOCKED and TNA WRESTLING’S GREATEST MATCHES. Premiere schedule is included.




    DESTINATION AMERICA RINGS IN 2015 WITH BRAND-NEW KNOCKOUT PREMIERES
    OF IMPACT WRESTLING

    (Pasadena, Cal.) – Destination America is bracing for impact and entering the ring in 2015 as the new home for TNA’s (Total Nonstop Action) IMPACT WRESTLING. As announced in November, Discovery Communications and TNA Entertainment signed an exclusive broadcast deal to bring all-new U.S premieres of IMPACT WRESTLING to Destination America, the only network dedicated to all-American entertainment, celebrating the people, places and stories of the United States. IMPACT WRESTLING will follow the intense, epic matches between the world’s most-gifted and entertaining wrestlers including Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Roode and Mr. Anderson. Bringing non-stop action and explosive entertainment to its millions of voracious fans, IMPACT WRESTLING premieres on Destination America on Friday, January 16th at 9PM ET.

    “We are giving our viewers what they crave with a combination of action-packed entertainment and weekly rope operas featuring classic American characters, true underdogs fighting to achieve their dream of being the top contender in the ring.” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. “IMPACT WRESTLING goes beyond the action weaving together gritty story lines featuring heroes and villains and good versus evil showcasing these iconic American athletes battling it out to be the best.”

    “We are starting the New Year with a bang on our new home, Destination America,” said TNA President Dixie Carter. “Everyone on the Destination America team is incredibly enthusiastic of our partnership and is doing a remarkable job of using the entire Discovery family of platforms to promote IMPACT WRESTLING and our two other new programs, IMPACT WRESTLING: UNLOCKED and TNA WRESTLING’S GREATEST MATCHES. Marc and his team clearly understand the unyielding appetite for captivating characters, compelling stories and quality in-ring action, and that is exactly what TNA and IMPACT WRESTLING will deliver week in and week out.”

    Destination America will offer wrestling fans from coast to coast and all across America brand-new weekly premieres of IMPACT WRESTLING beginning in its regular time slot on the network on Friday nights from 9-11 PM ET starting January 16, immediately followed by an encore from 11 PM-1 AM ET. After each week’s premiere, Destination America will also debut the new series IMPACT WRESTLING: UNLOCKED airing on Saturdays from 10 AM-12 PM ET beginning January 17, offering a never-before-seen viewing experience to the fans featuring extra content and incredible behind the scenes footage from the previous week’s IMPACT WRESTLING.

    Destination America also will launch the U.S. premiere of TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches, debutingwith a three-episode mini-marathon on Saturday, January 10 beginning at 10 AM ET, presenting the most remarkable and memorable contests of TNA’s Superstars. TNA WRESTLING’S GREATEST MATCHES will continue to premiere in its regular time slot starting January 17 on Saturdays at 12PM.

    January Premiere Schedule of TNA Wrestling includes:

    Saturday, January 10

    • 10 AM ET: TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches: Best of Sting
    • 11 AM ET: TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches: Best of Kurt Angle
    • 12 PM ET: TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches: Best of Kurt Angle Part 2

    Friday, January 16

    • 9 AM ET: TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches: Best of Rob Van Dam
    • 10 AM ET: TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches: Best of Mr. Anderson
    • 9 PM ET: IMPACT Wrestling

    Saturday, January 17

    • 10AM ET: IMPACT Wrestling: Unlocked
    • 12 PM ET: TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches: Best of Jeff Hardy

    Friday, January 23

    • 1 PM ET: TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches: Best of The Knockouts
    • 9 PM ET: IMPACT Wrestling

    Saturday, January 24

    • 10AM ET: IMPACT Wrestling: Unlocked
    • 12 PM ET: TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches: Best of Samoa Joe

    Friday, January 30

    • 9 PM ET: IMPACT Wrestling

    Saturday, January 31

    • 10AM ET: IMPACT Wrestling: Unlocked
    • 12 PM ET: TNA Wrestling’s Greatest Matches: Best of Bully Ray
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