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TNA issued a press release to PWTorch announcing a first-time ever “Total Non-Stop Deletion!” The entire episode of Impact on Dec. 15 will be dedicated entirely to “the Broken Brilliance of Matt Hardy.” The entire episode will be filmed on location in Cameron, N.C. at The Hardy Compound. They are also touting “Apocalypto,” a revolutionary defense of Matt & Jeff Hardy’s tag team titles. States the press release: “This odyssey will take you on an adventure into a new dimension of the most innovative two hours of IMPACT ever.”
Below is the full press release followed by Keller’s Analysis…
“Total Non-Stop Deletion!” Unprecedented First Time Ever Broadcast
Broken Matt Hardy Brings Entire Episode of IMPACT to Hardy Compound Nashville, TN (November 10, 2016) – What started with “The Final Deletion” and evolved to “Delete or Decay,” and most recently “The Great War,” at Bound for Glory, something special has been happening on IMPACT Wrestling from the Broken Brilliance of Matt Hardy. Now, on December 15, 2016, from Cameron, N.C. at The Hardy Compound, the world will witness “Total Non-Stop Deletion!” This groundbreaking night will continue to advance the presentation of not just IMPACT on Pop, but professional wrestling as a whole, taking our sport and genre to new levels.
If you thought the past ventures to The Hardy Compound and House Hardy were cataclysmic, you will not want to miss “Total Non-Stop Deletion.” For the first time ever, the entire broadcast of IMPACT on Pop will be shot on location, and will feature your favorite stars from IMPACT Wrestling. In addition, a spectacle unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, “Apocalypto,” will be unveiled when Matt and Jeff Hardy defend their World Tag Team Titles in a revolutionary match.
This odyssey will take you on an adventure into a new dimension of the most innovative two hours of IMPACT ever. IMPACT Wrestling’s “Total Non-Stop Deletion,” presented by “The Greatest Tag Team In All of Space and Time,” Matt and Jeff Hardy, will air December 15, 2016 from Cameron, NC on Pop at 8PM EST/7PM
IMPACT VENTURES, LLC, is a privately held sports entertainment company that is the parent company to TNA IMPACT Wrestling. Represented by United Talent Agency and based in Nashville, Tenn., IMPACT VENTURES specializes in television properties, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, EC3, Bobby Lashley, Drew Galloway, James Storm, the highflying X-Division, Gail Kim and the lethal Knockouts. Its highly successful flagship show, IMPACT WRESTLING, broadcasts in more than 120 countries around the world, including in the United States on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Pop, a joint venture of CBS Corporation and Lionsgate, and on Fight Network in Canada.
Keller’s Analysis: Wait, what? Can they really stretch “Total Non-Stop Deletion” to two hours? This might be the closest non-recreational drug users will come to finding out what it’s like to trip on mushrooms or LSD. I’m curious to see what kind of ratings this draws. Credit to TNA for announcing this more than a month ahead of time. This schtick has been effective in relatively small doses, so I really am curious what they manage to do to try to hold people’s interest for two hours. It sounds like there will likely other TNA wrestlers on location wrestling matches to help fill the show, but the context being it’s taped at the Hardy compound. Will there be fans? I’m sure there will be heavy post-production. I cannot imagine watching two hours of wrestling without actual wrestling fans cheering and booing and chanting, though. The AWA ran some empty arena TV tapings over 25 years ago when they were fading away and had no audience or facility left for TV tapings, but other than a Turkey on a Pole match, I don’t remember much about it. I think Nick Bockwinkel’s color commentary was the only thing that kept me interested, if I remember right. This will quite the… trip.
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