Major Update on the Future of TNA Impact Wrestling on SpikeTV, Dixie Carter Issues Statement

Nick Paglino

impact wrestling on spiketvFollowing SpikeTV’s decision not to renew Impact Wrestling at the last meeting between Spike and TNA officials, it appears as if the two sides have worked out a deal which will keep Impact Wrestling on TV until the end of the year.

TNA President Dixie Carter has released the following statement:

“Impact Wrestling will remain a vital part of Spike TV’s programming on Wednesday nights, 9/8c, through the end of the year. Negotiations remain ongoing beyond this time frame.”

Paglino: It’s good to see Spike giving TNA ample time to test out the new move to Wednesday nights.

I don’t expect the Wednesday night move to make much of a ratings difference for now, but if/when Smackdown moves to Thursday nights and regular season football gets going, then the Wednesday change is definitely a smart, precautionary move on TNA’s part.

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