Evolve in Trouble? IMPACT Lands New Deal and More! – WrestleCorp News

Evolves Future in Doubt? – Evolve will not be running any shows in November, part to the issues with Floslam. They running up to, at times, five shows a month. FloSports has always lost another client, as IPW-UK has cut ties with them. Gabe Sapolsky has gone on record saying they’re looking for other avenues to stream their content, but said that the WWE Network was currently not an option. Though he never stated they wouldn’t be down the road.

IMPACT Announces Show Location – IMPACT announced today via press release (seen below), that they’re going to begin airing Xplosion on Pluto TV, the free digital t.v. service. The series apparently began airing back in September on the 29th, and will continue to air on the service every Friday at 8 p.m. EST. It should also be noted that archived versions of Xplosion in it’s entirety up on GlobalWrestlingNetwork.com. The most recent are even free.

For Immediate Release – October 12, 2017

IMPACT Wrestling Channel Launches for Free on Pluto TV

NASHVILLE | TORONTO | LOS ANGELES – IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., announced today that it will be launching the IMPACT Wrestling Channel on Pluto TV, the leading free Internet television service in America. Available on the Pluto TV app by tuning to channel 204, the IMPACT Wrestling Channel gives fans instant, 24-hour access to shows and series from the extensive IMPACT Wrestling catalogue.

Programming for the channel will include the flagship IMPACT! show, which features top professional wrestling stars including World Champion Eli Drake, Bobby Lashley, the high-flying X-Division, the lovely and lethal Knockouts, and talent from international partner promotions such as Johnny Impact, Naomichi Marufuji and El Hijo del Fantasma. The IMPACT Wrestling Channel will also run 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.

“Digital growth has been a top priority in our global expansion strategy,” said Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling. “With our launch on Pluto TV, IMPACT Wrestling fans can now access our live feed 24/7 on the IMPACT Wrestling Channel, bringing them more content and exclusive coverage of their favorite professional wrestling stars from past and present.”

“We are proud to partner with IMPACT Wrestling to bring world-class professional wrestling programming to fans for free,” said Tom Ryan, CEO of Pluto TV. “This partnership further establishes Pluto TV as the premier destination for passionate wrestling fans nationwide.”

Xplosion will premiere Friday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. ET and run weekly on Fridays at 8 p.m. ET. The show features exclusive original matches, recaps from the latest episodes of IMPACT!, classic matches from the past and exclusive interviews with IMPACT Wrestling personalities.

The 24-hour live stream of the IMPACT Wrestling Channel can be accessed at www.impactwrestling.com and www.Pluto.tv.

The Pluto TV app is available via web at www.Pluto.tv or on any mobile, tablet or connected living room device such as Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation or Xbox, as well as most Smart TVs, including Samsung, Vizio, Sony and Hisense.

For more information, visit www.impactwrestling.com and www.Pluto.tv.

Neville Update – PWInsider is reporting that Adrian Neville never showed up to RAW, and that he ‘quit’ the WWE over the weekend by not showing up for work. Mustafa Ali was brought in to replace Neville. As mentioned, the idea behind Neville leaving is to rehab his brand and restore it to a level of marketability, independent of the WWE. As of right now, Neville has been removed from any and all Cruiserweight plans going forward.

CM Punk News – Apparently CM Punk was about to set foot back inside a pro wrestling ring, for Starz. Now, that’s not a new fed, that’s the name of the premium cable channel that was attempting to launch a t.v. show called “Heels”. The show seems dead, for now, but there’s always a chance it could be made. Punk had apparently been in discussion for the role of one of the main characters. Had he gotten the part, he would of starred opposite a major name, like Henr Cavil or JAck Reynor.

Quick Hits – Dana Whites shoots down Coor McGregor going to the WWE live on the air. Titus O’Neil’s attempt to get a lawsuit against him thrown out has been denied by the judge.