– TNA has announced that they will be going head to head with WWE’s Monday Night RAW on January 4th, 2010 with a live three-hour special with the debut of Hulk Hogan and other surprises. The special will begin at 8PM EST.
Hogan, Dixie Carter, Eric Bischoff, The Nasty Boys, Jimmy Hart and Brutus Beefcake were all at the finale of UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter last night where Joe Rogan interviewed Hogan about the special. Hogan said he was there to take over and you never know when he would get back in the ring.
Dixie posted the following on her Twitter regarding going up against WWE: “Hogan to debut Jan 4 in a live 3 hr iMPACT! special up against Raw. How’s that for a 1st shot? Spread the word.”
TNA is saying that iMPACT will return to its normal Thursday time but Dave Meltzer reports that depending on the ratings that night, they may make a permanent move to Monday.
It’s expected that WWE will be announcing a three-hour RAW to go up against iMPACT that night. RAW is currently scheduled to take place from the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio that night.