Discovery Communications today announced a multi-year pact that will bring events put on by the professional wrestling league TNA Impact Wrestling to television.
TNA — Total Nonstop Action — events will be carried on Discovery’s Destination America, starting with the channel’s premiere of “Impact Wrestling” in January 2015. The announcement by Discovery notes that the series features top wrestlers including Jeff Hardy, Bobby Roode, Kurt Angle, Bobby Lashley and Gail Kim.
Henry Schleiff, group president of Destination America, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, Discovery Fit & Health and Discovery Family Channel, said in a statement: “Our partnership in this uniquely entertaining franchise with TNA Impact Wrestling provides a significant addition to Destination America’s programming strategy. The enduring, cross-generational enthusiasm of pro wrestling is felt by millions of fans around the country, from coast-to-coast and throughout the heartland. We are delighted to bring this beloved American pastime to the one and only network dedicated to celebrating the unique spirit of the U.S., Destination America.”