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Destination America Rings in 2015 with Brand-New Knockout Premieres of "Impact Wrestling"
Bringing non-stop action and explosive entertainment to its millions of voracious fans, "Impact Wrestling" premieres on Destination America on Friday, January 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from Destination America]


(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, debuting with 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 Ron 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

About Destination America

Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in more than 57 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters; A Haunting; Mountain Monsters; Buying Alaska; Buying the Bayou; and Railroad Alaska. For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV provider reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.

About TNA Entertainment, LLC

TNA Entertainment, LLC, is a privately held sports entertainment company represented by United Talent Agency and based in Nashville, Tenn., specializing in events, products, numerous TV properties, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, MVP, Lashley, Magnus, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, Gail Kim and the lovely and lethal Knockouts, through its highly successful flagship IMPACT WRESTLING weekly broadcast, which will begin airing on Discovery Communications' Destination America in January 2015. The product is the world's most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.IMPACTWRESTLING.com.

  [january 2015]  


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