Impact Wrestling issued the following:
IMPACT WRESTLING PARTNERS WITH GLOBAL SPORTS NETWORK EXTREME, EXPANDING THE PROMOTIONâS REACH THROUGHOUT RUSSIA AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES BEGINNING OCTOBER 15
The Agreement Features Four Major Pay-Per-View Events Including BOUND FOR GLORYÂ©, as well as the Flagship IMPACT! SeriesâMarking the First Time Ever that the Program will be Available in the Russian Language Every Week on Broadcast TV
Los AngelesÂ âÂ (October 14, 2021)Â âÂ IMPACT WrestlingÂ announced today a partnership with global sports networkÂ Extreme, establishing the channel as the official Russian-language home for the promotionâs fast-paced weekly flagship seriesÂ IMPACT!Â The agreement marks the first time ever thatÂ IMPACT!Â will be available in the Russian language on broadcast television every week, and also features four major quarterly pay-per-view events including the iconicÂ BOUND FOR GLORYÂ©Â pay-per-view on Saturday, October 23. Viewers throughout Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) can enjoy IMPACTâs unparalleled pro wrestling content beginning Friday, October 15.
Extreme is the original extreme sports channel, delivering a diverse blend of the absolute best in extreme sports coverage to viewers around the worldâairing 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The channel is currently available on satellite and cable platforms across Russia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the USA. For more information on Extreme and its extensive library of extreme sports offerings, clickÂ here.
With this agreement, viewers in Russia and the CISâwhich includes Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraineâcan now experience the legendaryÂ IMPACT!Â series every Friday at 9 p.m. on the Extreme network, as it unleashes two hours of intense action and explosive drama each week. IMPACT Wrestlingâs world-class roster boasts some of the industryâs most talented athletes, led by IMPACT World ChampionÂ Christian CageÂ and IMPACT Knockouts ChampionÂ Deonna Purrazzo, as well as IMPACT World Tag Team ChampionsÂ The Good Brothers, IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team ChampionsÂ HavokÂ &Â RosemaryÂ and longtime wrestling superstarsÂ Josh Alexander,Â Rich Swann, Eric Young, Matt Cardona, Brian Myers, Chris Sabin, Moose, Heath,Â and many more.
In addition to the long-runningÂ IMPACT!Â series, the agreement includes four quarterly pay-per-view presentations kicking off on Saturday, October 23 with IMPACT Wrestlingâs biggest pay-per-view event of the year:Â BOUND FOR GLORYÂ©.Â Broadcast live from Las Vegas, Nevada,Â BFG 2021Â puts the spotlight on a fully-loaded fight card headlined byÂ Josh AlexanderÂ challengingÂ Christian CageÂ for the IMPACT World Championship. Alexander boldly relinquished the X-Division Championship in mid-September after confirming he was exercising Option C for a shot atÂ Christian CageÂ and the IMPACT World Championship. The evening will also see Knockouts ChampionÂ Deonna PurrazzoÂ putting her title on the line, and IMPACT World Tag Team ChampionsÂ The Good Brothers,Â Moose,Â Rich Swann,Â Eddie Edwards,Â W. Morrissey,Â Rhino,Â Trey Miguel,Â Matt CardonaÂ andÂ Brian MyersÂ will be in action as well.
âFor many years now, IMPACT has enjoyed a large and passionate fanbase in Russia,â said Jaime Pollack, Chief Revenue Officer, Sports Media Group, which includes IMPACT Wrestling. âThis landmark agreement with Extreme enables us to bring these dedicated wrestling enthusiasts our flagshipÂ IMPACT!Â series in Russian for the first time ever on weekly broadcast television, as well as four of our top pay-per-view events including the highly anticipated presentation ofÂ BOUND FOR GLORYÂ©. We are proud to partner with Extreme to make them the official Russian-language home of IMPACT Wrestling, and we look forward to sharingÂ IMPACT!âs unparalleled programming with even more viewers around the world.â
âThis partnership is a strong continuation of Extremeâs ongoing programming development strategy in Russia and the CIS,â said William Lee, CEO, Extreme Channel Limited. âWe could not be happier to join forces with IMPACT Wrestling, and are excited for the opportunity to provideÂ IMPACT!Â content in the Russian language to viewers throughout these territories.Â IMPACT!âs signature brand of high-octane action is the perfect complement to our programming lineup, and we are confident that our audience will enjoy all the hard-hitting matches, gripping stories and larger-than-life personalities that onlyÂ IMPACT!Â can provide.â
BOUND FOR GLORYÂ©Â is available on Pay-Per-View in North America on InDemand, DISH, DirecTV, Vubiquity, Rogers, Shaw and Sasktel, and around the world digitally viaÂ FITE TV (order now).
About IMPACT Wrestling
A subsidiary ofÂ Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., IMPACT WrestlingÂź is one of the worldâs top wrestling brands, producing over 200 hours of original content annually and televised in 120 countries including AXS TV in the United States. Founded in 2002,Â IMPACT WrestlingâsÂ deep library of premium content is streamed across the world on key OTT platforms including Pluto TV, XUMO and its own on-demand subscription serviceÂ IMPACT PLUSÂ©.Â A Twitter official partner, IMPACT has a powerful social media presence with over 10 million engaged followers across all major services. Ancillary businesses include live events, merchandise, licensing and sponsorship.
Extreme is the longest-running original extreme sports channel, bringing global audiences the best mix of extreme sports from around the world, airing 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Extreme is available on satellite/cable across Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Africa and Extreme + in the United States and more. Please check with your local providers or visitÂ www. extreme.com/en/Â for more information.