By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Impact Wrestling issued the following press release on Wednesday to announce the “Impact Insiders” YouTube subscription package.
NASHVILLE, TN, (August 4, 2021) – IMPACT Wrestling has launched the first of its kind fan membership on YouTube. Part fan-club and part digital subscription service, members of IMPACT Wrestling Insiders get access to a raft of premium content, brand new shows and exclusive perks not available anywhere else.
Available immediately on IMPACT Wrestling’s hugely popular YouTube Page, there are two membership tiers.
Level one, IMPACT Insider, is priced at only 99-cents (USD) per month and gives fans access to fan loyalty badges that identify them as members, exclusive community posts and – each and every Thursday – the promotion’s flagship two-hour television show, IMPACT!.
Members of the second level, dubbed IMPACT Ultimate Insider, get all the above plus access to much more exclusive content, including new Originals featuring The Good Brothers, Josh Alexander, Sami Callihan and D’Lo Brown, every Pay-Per-View in TNA/IMPACT history, access to IMPACT Wrestling’s ‘Big Four’ Pay-Per-View events just 30 days after they take place, exclusive merchandise offers, exclusive live chats with IMPACT wrestlers and more. IMPACT Ultimate Insider is priced at $4.99 (USD) per month.
With the launch of IMPACT Insiders on YouTube, IMPACT Wrestling will discontinue its presence on Twitch. The July 29 episode of IMPACT! was the final weekly show to stream on Twitch.
Full IMPACT INSIDERS YouTube Membership offerings are detailed below:
LEVEL 1: IMPACT WRESTLING INSIDER (99c USD per month)
Impact! Weekly Episodes On-Demand
pro-wrestling’s fastest-paced weekly show, premiering every Thursday
appear next to Member’s name in comments and live chats
Exclusive Community Posts
fan polls, insider pictures and the latest news direct from IMPACT
LEVEL 2: IMPACT INSIDER: ULTIMATE ($4.99 USD per month)
All “IMPACT Wrestling Insider” perks plus:
Hard To Kill + Rebellion + Slammiversary + Bound For Glory
IMPACT’s annual ‘Big Four’ available just 30 days after live Pay-Per-View events
Monthly Special Events
The biggest stars on wrestling today collide in must-see match-ups.
The Impact Wrestling Archive
From Kurt Angle to Abyss and Sting to AJ Styles, relive every legendary Pay-Per-View from the last two decades of TNA/IMPACT history.
Brand New Impact Originals Shows
including Callihan Uncensored
Discounted Impact Merchandise
exclusive offers not found anywhere else
to use when chatting with wrestlers and other Ultimate Insiders
Powell’s POV: Impact also has the Impact Plus streaming service that includes monthly specials and additional content. Given the popularity of YouTube, it’s not a bad idea. It will be interesting to see if other companies follow suit.
Update: Impact Wrestling has also announced that it will no longer be streaming on Twitch, which helps explain why the company has opted for this new YouTube approach. Their official statement is below.
We’ve been getting a number of questions about co-streaming, unfortunately with the discontinuation of our Twitch presence we will no longer be allowing co-streams of IMPACT.
We’d like to thank everybody who supported us on Twitch over the last three years!
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) August 4, 2021