At a press conference today at the Impact Zone, TNA announced that Impact will go head to head with Monday Night Raw starting on March 8th. PW Torch’s James Caldwell has a full recap, including a transcript of the press conference. Video can be found here.
Hulk Hogan and TNA President Dixie Carter delivered the announcement. When asked why they chose to go head to head with WWE as opposed to staggering their time slot, Carter said they could tweak things in the future, while Hogan talked about having a wrestler’s mentality of wanting to go head to head with WWE and see who was better. Hogan also said he doesn’t expect a response from Vince McMahon because “they live in their own world up there”, but he does think that the wrestlers in WWE are cheering TNA on because it gives them a viable place to work. Oh, and he compared TNA to church (in that it’s a place that people want to be).