After months of sitting in television abeyance, TNA recently signed with Destination America to ensure it would continue to broadcast “Impact Wrestling” to a national audience.
Earlier Wednesday, TNA President Dixie Carter revealed the new logo for its signature program:
I want to share with you first the new @IMPACTWRESTLING logo! Now share with your friends. LOTS more to come today! pic.twitter.com/JkYtoeZUss
— Dixie Carter (@TNADixie) December 10, 2014
The company will be giving “Impact” a facelift as it moves to the new channel, and not just on the aesthetic scale. Former WWE announcer Josh Mathews confirmed he will now be the voice of the show. Fellow former WWE star Taz will remain on the broadcast team with him, as Mike Tenay will move to a backstage role with the company.
There was concern for TNA, as Spike determined it wanted to get out of the wrestling business and canceled “Impact” earlier this summer. Destination America has an audience far less than what the show was originally receiving with Spike, though should remain sizable enough to remain on air.
Kurt Angle recently revealed he will be returning to the company, and will likely be showcased on “Impact” in the near future.
The tapings for the new episodes will be held in New York City in the beginning of January.
Looks alright, but at the same time, kind of early-2000s, no?