IMPACT Wrestling’s Don Callis offers his thoughts on move to Pursuit!
Last week, IMPACT Wrestling revealed the big news that they have found a new home for their weekly broadcast, as the promotion moves from Pop TV to Pursuit Channel beginning on January 11th (see the announcement here).
While there has been a lot of negative said about the change for IMPACT, it was later reported that the deal is not exclusive and does allow them to move to another network should a deal become available (read more on that here). Unlike a lot of fan sentiment, one such member of IMPACT Wrestling’s front office sees it as a positive, as Co-Executive Vice President Don Callis recently spoke about the deal on his Killing The Town podcast.
According to Callis, the move is “strategic” and will also bring a much more adult-oriented product to fans:
“This week we announced our move from Pop TV which was a great partner for us. A lot of fans thought, ‘Wow, you guys should be on a different network with a different demographic’ so we announced this week we’re moving to Pursuit which is an exciting thing for me. When you talk about how you deal with your content as a company because our parent company Anthem owns not only the Fight Network and Game TV, they also own a significant stake in Pursuit. It’s a great strategic move for us, and I think people are going to love to see a sexier, edgier, maybe even a little more hardcore IMPACT Wrestling. I’m really, really pumped about that.”
Quotes c/o WrestlingInc
You can listen to the full episode of Killing The Town at this link.