IMPACT Wrestling Airing Back-Door Pilot For Studio Wrestling Show

PWInsider is reporting that this week’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling is meant to be a kind-of back-door pilot for a potential studio show. The episode was filmed in the Championship Wrestling From Hollywood studio, and is called “Cali Combat.” It seems that, should IMPACT be able to find a new channel for the flagship program, that a secondary show like this Friday’s episode would be produced as well.

According to PWInsider, IMPACT management is not thrilled that the NWA is also trying to sell a studio wrestling show to networks.

Here’s the full card for Friday’s show:

–Michael Elgin vs. Rhino
-No Disqualifications: Sami Callihan vs. Tommy Dreamer
-X Division Championship Match: Jake Crist (c) vs. Rich Swann
-IMPACT Tag Team Championship Match: The North (c) vs. Reno Scum

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