By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The DirecTV onscreen guide listing for the July 12 Impact Wrestling television broadcast includes a description for an episode that originally aired on January 10, 2019. Meanwhile, the Impact Wrestling website’s “Events” page does not list any shows beyond Sunday’s Slammiversary pay-per-view.
Powell’s POV: While it’s always possible that both listings are errors, it’s interesting that Impact does not have a television taping coming out of the Slammiversary pay-per-view. Impact has two shows this weekend prior to Slammiversary. The Bash at the Brewery event is listed as a live broadcast for the Impact Plus streaming service, and Saturday’s Deep Impact is a live broadcast on Twitch TV. It’s worth noting that the company has made recent hirings, so this isn’t intended to be a “sky is falling” post as much as I’m genuinely curious to know what their plan is for television and live events coming out of the weekend. I reached out to Impact Wrestling and Anthem for comment and will pass along updates if they opt to respond.
Update: A rep for Anthem assumed that there is an error with the the Pursuit electronic programming guide and added: “All content will continue past Slammiversary, including weekly broadcasts of the flagship show IMPACT! and planned live events and TV tapings in Toronto, Windsor and Mexico City with many additional dates to be added to round out the calendar year.”
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