X-Pac opens today’s show by discussing UFC’s television broadcast rights. It has been rumoured that ESPN and FOX are both interested in UFC’s programming and both companies are actually considering partnering up to make an offer for the programming. X-Pac wonders how this deal would effect UFC’s Fight Pass streaming service, noting that Fight Pass definitely isn’t up to par when you compare it to a streaming service such as the WWE Network.
X-Pac notes that House of Hardcore, Lucha Underground and Impact Wrestling worked together to put off a show on WrestleMania weekend. This show turned out to be a tremendous success, and now we’ll see a Lucha Underground and House of Hardcore match on Impact’s upcoming PPV.
Apparently Tommy Dreamer was even backstage at the recent Impact/Lucha Underground event helping out behind the scenes, and X-Pac says that’s just the type of guy Dreamer is. He points out that Dreamer doesn’t have to do that type of thing but he’s a great guy, and if people get along and like each other it’s pretty amazing what can be accomplished.
X-Pac says he’s fully supportive of all these other promotions and he loves to see everyone making money in the business. Impact’s ratings have been very good lately and he says he’s very happy for Scott D’Amore and Don Callis, who took the reigns at Impact a few months ago and have been doing great work there.