Impact Wrestling is one of the largest professional wrestling organizations in the world. It is based out of Nashville, Tennessee. It is also broadcast in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Latin America. IMPACT has a huge programming library of over 5,000 hours of content. The organization features larger-than-normal characters, blockbuster drama, and high-stakes matchups.
Founded in 2002, Impact Wrestling is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc., a multi-platform media company that produces live events and content for fans all over the globe. In January 2018, Impact announced a partnership with DAZN, a streaming service that will deliver the company’s shows to subscribers in 170+ countries. Initially, the service will include monthly live specials and weekly flagship series.
IMPACT’s roster is made up of a wide variety of talent, from world-class athletes to legendary performers. Some of the most notable names are Jordynne Grace, Heath & Rhino, Trey Miguel, Deonna Purrrazzo, Brian Myers, Killer Kelly, PCO, and Rich Swann.
IMPACT has worked with several international wrestling promotions, such as New Japan Pro Wrestling, the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) in Mexico, and the Inoki Genome Federation (IGF) in Japan. These partners have helped build the brand’s international appeal.
While IMPACT’s programming library is diverse, the championships are usually the focus of most storylines. They include the IMPACT World Championship and the Knockouts World Championship.
Currently, IMPACT has several World and Knockouts Champions, including Mickie James, Heath & Rhino, and the Digital Media Champion Joe Hendry.