Since leaving Pop TV in December, there had been questions as to the future of Impact Wrestling prior to landing a time slot on Pursuit Channel. Interestingly, the show was a top 10 ratings earner prior to the company's departure. Pop TV President Brad Schwartz had the following to say to Deadline.com when asked why Impact is no longer with the network.
“Yes, we had a wrestling show every Thursday night, which by the way was one of our 10 highest-rated shows on the network,” Schwartz said. “They wanted to keep going, obviously. We had to really start focusing on brand and expectation, and I think if you’re going to pitch yourself and tell audiences that you’re this place for premium content, Schitt’s Creek, Flack, Florida Girls, this type of stuff, then people need to know what to expect from you when they come to the channel."