Global Wrestling Network, the streaming service of Impact Wrestling, is now live, but as of last night, that wasn't the case.
Here is the statement released by Impact today:
Global Wrestling Network Available Now
The Global Wrestling Network is live as of right now. Right now you have access to the history of this incredible company at your fingertips. In a time where instant gratification is the new normal, GWN has arrived at the perfect time. All the moments, matches, championship celebrations and more are at your disposal to relive, remember and appreciate everything IMPACT has accomplished over the past 16 years.
Many of us look back and remember the destruction that Aces and Eights brought to IMPACT or the time Bully Ray actually put Dixie Carter through a table. How about the incredible matches that Team 3D had with The Wolves and The Hardy Brothers? The rise of EC3? The fall of Decay? It is all there. All ready to be relived over and over again.
For a small monthly fee you can really experience all that GWN has to offer with more additions coming each month. We can't wait for you to experience all that GWN has to offer!
GET GWN HERE: http://impac.tw/gwnnow
Reddit user achtungbaby8 posted on r/SquaredCircle that Global Wrestling Network, home of the TNA/GFW library, now has shows from Border City Wrestling, SMASH Wrestling, and classic wrestling such as Wrestling at the Chase as part of their library.
A representative from SMASH Wrestling commented in the thread that the GWN will get some of their best matches. Their weekly show will continue to be available through their on-demand service, Highspots, and PROGRESS’ streaming service.
Anthem President Ed Nordholm previously commented to the Wrestling Observer that they want the network to be a home for independent companies, even mentioning AAA and NOAH by name.
As of last night, the Global Wrestling Network was only available in the U.K. and Ireland. Until this recent update, it was known as Impact Total Access. Anthem and Impact Wrestling sent out a press release in September with details about the network, but no launch date was given at the time. It appears they decided to go live recently without specific promotion.