Viacom Walks Away From Negotiations With DirecTV; Official Impact Wrestling Preview For This Week

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- Variety is reporting that Viacom has walked away from negotiations with DirecTV on a carriage agreement to restore the 26 channels that have now been dark for one week. This news is especially noteworthy to wrestling fans as this will be the second week Impact Wrestling will not be available to DirecTV customers.

- Below is the official preview for tonight's live episode of Impact Wrestling:

- What will the fallout be after the "The Aces and Eights" shocking and brutal attack on General Manager Hulk Hogan and "The Icon" Sting? Who is this mysterious group and what do they want?

- It's the return of the monthly Open Fight Night! Who will get challenged on the broadcast? This month, the Bound For Glory Series competitors will call each other out based on their point standings in the BFG Series! Who will make the first challenge? Tune in and find out!

- Speaking of Open Fight Night, Bobby Roode plans to call out new World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries! Roode claims Aries' title win was just a fluke - will he prove it on Thursday night on SpikeTV?

- Plus, IMPACT will feature the monthly "Gut Check" challenge! Which newcomer will get a chance at joining the TNA IMPACT WRESTLING roster? Can they prove they have what it takes to make it in pro wrestling and earn a contract?

All this and much more on Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast LIVE at 8/7c on SpikeTV

If you are one of the many blacked out from Impact, make sure you join us here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com at 8 PM EDT for exclusive live play-by-play coverage by Alex Barie.

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