Impact’s next major event is Slammiversary, so this Impact Plus event is the last stop along the way. I quite like the way Impact do these; rather than pretending that all PPVs are created equal, having the Impact Plus events be free to anyone with a subscription allows them to run premium events like this to encourage subscribers without vampirising the buys from their top-tier PPVs.
With WWE apparently giving up on the WWE Network – selling the US part to Peacock and keeping the overseas part of the service alive as a rump which is surely also potentially for sale in different markets as and when potential customers come along – in retrospect, one wonders whether WWE should have taken the same approach, having your Network subscription get you access to the archives and stuff like Backlash or Fastlane while charging extra for stuff like Wrestlemania or Royal Rumble. Sure, it wouldn’t be such a good deal for subscribers – but it might have been better for business.
Anyway, tonight all the championships except the X-Division title are on the line; Josh Alexander’s getting an opportunity to rest up after his iron man match against TJP from last week, but the X-Division remains relevant with a #1 contendership up for grabs. Let’s see how that pans out.Continue reading “TV Party Tonight!: Impact Against All Odds 2021”