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Between WWE and AEW, there’s a lot going on in the pro wrestling world. But you’d be missing out if you didn’t keep up with the indies too–after all, that’s where so much of the raw talent is, just waiting to be discovered. Impact Wrestling is catching more attention than usual after its Bound for Glory event earlier this month, and now that it’s making the move from The Pursuit Channel to AXS for its weekly Tuesday show, you have even more reason to check it out.
If you’re unfamiliar with the faces of Impact Wrestling, here’s the quick and dirty lowdown: Brian Cage is the current Impact world champion (a title he will defend in Tuesday night’s steel cage match with Sami Callahan). The roster also features Ken Shamrock, Rob Van Dam, Rhino, Tessa Blanchard, Rich Swann, TJP, Moose, Sami Callihan, Eddie Edwards, Michael Elgin, Rosemary, Tenille Dashwood and Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie, among others. Its alumni include well-known faces like AJ Styles, Bobby Lashley, Jeff Hardy, Mick Foley, and Kurt Angle.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Impact Wrestling on AXS.
Impact Wrestling on AXS
- When: Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 8pm ET
- Where: St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
- How to watch: Hulu with Live TV, Sling, Philo, AT&T TV, and Twitch
Impact on AXS: How to watch online
- Cost: $44.95 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV is definitely one of the most popular ways to stream live TV—probably because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows and movies along with Hulu’s original programming. As far as live streaming is concerned, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.
2) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV offers access to AXS, but you’ll get a lot more along with it. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month and both of which show AXS. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue), you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with m0re than 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
- Cost: $16-20 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Roku, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, and web browser.
- Local channels: (check your local availability here)
Philo is the ideal pick for wrestling fans looking to keep costs low while they keep up with the latest matches. In addition to AXS TV, it also offers a good variety of other channels including Comedy Central, MTV, IFC, and VH1. For an additional $4 a month, you can upgrade to Philo’s 58-channel package, which gives you a lot more to choose from. Since most other live streaming services cost upward of $40, even when the free trial is over, Philo is a dang good deal.
4) AT&T TV
- Cost: $50-$135 per month (after 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
- Cost: $7.99 a month or $71.99 (after a free 30-day trial)
- Devices: iOS and Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and web
Impact launched its own app in May called Impact Plus. While you won’t be able to watch the episodes that air on AXS until a week after they’re originally broadcast, they will still be available on the app. It also offers access to PPV events, more than 3,000 hours of Impact Wrestling content, reality shows, documentaries and more. Anyone who purchases a PPV on Impact Plus will also be rewarded with three months of free access to the app’s content (and that goes for every PPV you buy, too).
Impact Wrestling on AXS schedule
- Impact World Championshipin a steel cage: Brian Cage (championship) vs Sami Callihan
- Josh Alexander vs Naomichi Marufuji
- Ace Austin vs Eddie Edwards
- Ken Shamrock’s future revealed
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