Impact Wrestling’s Alberto El Patron, who is also WWE alum Alberto Del Rio, conducted an audio interview via phone on Thursday, Jan. 4.
Patron will be part of the Impact Wrestling tapings for Pop TV from Jan. 10-15 at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando. Free seating is first come first served, but there are VIP packages with better seating, meet-n-greets and more available for a fee.
Patron discusses returning to Impact Wrestling, the creative freedom Impact allows him, Combate Americas MMA, what he learned about himself from an interesting 2017 and more.
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Patron talks about Impact Wrestling mission in 2018, New Japan Pro Wrestling, evolution of John Morrison (Johnny Impact) and more.
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Patron thanked WWE for letting him become Alberto Del Rio and then discussed life after WWE, working with Jeff Jarrett, the current Impact Wrestling, working with Konnan, possibly wearing the mask again, his legendary uncle Mil Mascaras and more.
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Patron mentions another title run, giving back, wrestling Eli Drake and Johnny Impact, Combate Americas MMA, working with Impact Wrestling and more.
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Patron reveals he is opening a new restaurant in San Antonio.
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Impact Wrestling is 8 p.m. Thursdays on Pop TV.
- Impact Wrestling in Orlando
Impact Wrestling TV tapings are returning to Universal Studios Florida in Orlando in January for six nights of action and excitement.
The show dates are Jan. 10-15. See Impact Wrestling Champ Eli Drake, Alberto El Patron, Bobby Lashley, Laurel Van Ness, EC3, Eddie Edwards, Moose, Allie, Johnny Impact and more.
Free seating is first come, first served, but VIP Packages, which include special seating with early admission, meet-n-greets and more, are available for a fee at ShopIMPACT.Com.
The VIP Backstage Pass Experience features front row seating each night and meet-n-greets with the Stars and Knockouts.
The VIP Package also offers new opportunities like the first IMPACT Mini-Golf Championship. Play mini-golf with some of your favorite Stars and Knockouts. Brunch with the Knockouts is part of the experience. Plus, a Swag bag of merch and more.
About IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world’s largest wrestling entertainment properties, creating more than 200 hours of original content annually across television and other digital platforms. IMPACT Wrestling specializes in events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers.
The roster features such stars as Johnny Impact, Eli Drake, Bobby Lashley, EC3, Eddie Edwards and Alberto el Patron, the high-flying X-Division, plus the lovely and lethal Knockouts, including Rosemary, Laurel van Ness and Taya Valkyrie, as well as talent from international partner promotions such as Naomichi Marufuji, Taiji Ishimori and El Hijo del Fantasma.
Its highly successful flagship, IMPACT!, broadcasts in more than 120 countries around the world, including Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Pop (a joint venture of CBS Corporation and Lionsgate) in the United States as well as Fight Network and GameTV in Canada, Sony ESPN in India, Spike UK in the United Kingdom, SuperSport in Africa and ranFIGHTING in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. is a global sports media company with offices and studios in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles and Nashville.
Anthem’s portfolio includes Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel now broadcasting in the U.S., Canada and more than 20 other countries, IMPACT Wrestling, a professional wrestling promotion seen in 120 countries specializing in television programs, events, products, merchandise, music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers, GameTV, featuring game shows, reality series, movies and sports available in over 9 million homes, and Edge Sport, an extreme and action sports network recently launched in Canada in partnership with IMG.
Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S. available in 45-million homes.
Anthem’s portfolio also includes SportsGrid, comprising of Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY), the world’s first and only channel dedicated to fantasy sports, FNTSY Sports Radio Network, a 24/7 audio channel,RotoExperts.com, a leader in season-long fantasy sports news and analysis, DailyRoto.com, the most comprehensive and far-reaching daily fantasy sports website, and SportsGrid.com, a leader in general sports entertainment commentary.
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