Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Oct 6, 2013
Backstage Update On The Future Of TNA Wrestling

Backstage Update On The Future Of TNA Wrestling

Regarding the future of TNA, the outlook is mixed. While the general feeling is that TNA will continue to exist through 2014 because Spike TV does not want to lose one of their top shows. There remains a strong possibility that the Carter family will sell the struggling promotion over the next 12 months.

In the event that TNA is in fact sold, the company would likely undergo a major transformation.


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25 Responses to “Backstage Update On The Future Of TNA Wrestling”

  1. TheFurnitureom says:

    Reworded old article?

    Does this site need Google juice that badly??

    If you keep on rewriting the same articles and note them as updates, you as a site wont be around in 2014!

  2. Doz24 says:

    In this case we need the ability to thumb down the headlines not the Comments!…lol

  3. Euphoria says:

    This site is stupid. They will not be around. Did the retarded tna trolls take this site over as “reporters”

  4. HolsG says:

    Just don't sell to Vince!!!

    Hopefully it will keep going and be a good transformation for the company.

  5. iamanadult says:

    Shane o mac

  6. Luchador says:

    Eric Bischoff will kill you for continuing writting dirtsheets :)

  7. godoftna says:

    While the sale of TNA could be a bad thing, it could also be a very, very good thing. TNA needs someone in charge who has a solid understanding of the business as a whole, and will put forth the resources needed in order to make it more successful. Under the Carter's, TNA is mainly just a pet project that they bought for their daughter. And while Dixie does seem to have a lot of love for the company and the people she employs, the same can not be said for her parents, especially her mother. I'm sure that, given the option, Dixie Carter's mother would prefer to sell the company rather than pump money into what I'm sure she feels is a wasted project. TNA, in order to fully succeed, needs someone in control who is 100% dedicated to it's long term financial success. The big question, of course, is who that would be. The McMahons' could be one option, but I'm sure they'd just take the talents and the video footage and scrap the company completely. Ted Turner would be a great option, but reports are that he doesn't have the financial resources he once did, so he's effectively out of the running. Eric Bischoff could do it, but I'm not sold on that being a good plan either. Guess we'll all just have to wait and see, and hope that if and when the company is sold, that the new owner or owners are in it for the long haul.

  8. kevin roulette says:

    I really don’t don’t think this is true. The carters need a tax Write off, really they have cash as much as vince . If sold i hoPe Eric B does buy it . If he was in full control i think tna would be doing better numbers .

    • Bigmike885 says:

      yes..because he did so well in WCW…

    • MoneyIce01 says:

      Look how well Eric Bischoff Did with WCW when he was Executive Vice president of WCW when Ted Turner/AOL/Time Warner owned WCW

      Last i looked WCW is now on the mantle place of Vince McMahon next to ECW, SMW, WCCW, AWA, USWA, WWA.

      Keep Eric Bischoff away from the day to day operations of a wrestling company. if the Carters sold to Bischoff. TNA wont make it to 2015 under bischoff. Only one time when Bischoff was EVP of WCW that WCW made a profit and that was in 1997 at the height of the nWo angle. the rest of the time Bischoff was EVP of WCW. WCW was bleeding major Deficits of 5 figure digits.

  9. purpleurkel says:

    When this site makes up b.s. they always say the source is the "backstage".
    Like the writers know the people behind the scenes….

  10. DJBIGCG says:

    If vkm were to buy tna, there is no telling if or when another wrestling promotion in the USA, would be considered number to wwe

    • Bigmike885 says:

      by default it would be ROH, just because they have tv in most of the country. Problem is people seem to think professional wrestling is a cash cow…its not..at all..Hell…WCW was one of the most profitable wrestling companies of all time and only turned a profit for 2 years. You can make money staying regional, but when you decide you want to go national and get on TV the price keeps piling up.
      For all those who complain about WWE, the reason they're as profitable as they are is because of the product the put on. As much as it kills all of us, the merchandise keeps selling for guys like Cena and that's why he keeps getting pushed. Sure, they made tons more money with guys like Austin leading the pack, but this is substainable and will keep them profitable. That's all Vince cares about.

      • dcxboxx says:

        technically drawing power wise. roh is biger than tna. tv rating tna is bigger. rh is limited to a few markets at odd hrs in syndication right now, for taped shows that arent new. while live gates out draw tna events includiing ppv for some roh events. dragon gate would prob be 4 or a close 3 behind tna. ;argest dgusa show though was just over 2000 (but that was due to mania weekend. it was also the hottest ticket at wrestlecon 2013. but they have no tv at all for the usa extention of dragon gate. then below that would be czw by default. or extreme rising, but they have drawn even more than roh, problem extreme rising has only held 5 events so far. next event to be announced after they restructure extreme rising. They are supposed to announce by end of this month. i guess they will make the ecw arena a home base and do more shows.

        i think buying tna would be a more finanacial choice. even by spike tv if they were to buy. while if you have the money it is worth it for the tv contracts they have, but same time if spike were to buy it why not just start from scratch as it would be so much cheaper. but spike or any tv network would be a bad choice. look at what spike has already done with tna trying to promote the mma promotion spike now owns. look at that failure tna is stuck with.

        tna just needs to learn to follow one plan and stick with it and same time brand itself and not worry about the wwe. they can't comptete with them right now so why bother, why not define what tna is and should be about. dont be wwe lite. will ratings change over night? no will they lose some yes, they will also gain fans slowly.

        they also need to end these stupid "ppv" themed impacts, and also end their current ppv deals and offer events free on tv every month. work some deal with spike and do a commercial break free 3-4 hour monthly show on monday nights. use impact to push that big event tna loses money on ppv anyways, and its prob more profitable for them to offer a free show on tv. they just need to get some big sponsors to pay enough so they don't have breaks. much like raw did a few commercial free editions.

      • TheMiwyun says:

        boring comment too long!

  11. TheBringer92 says:

    I think it will be bad for business if WWE brought tna. But I honestly think they will do so its less competition. But I HOPE WWE DOESNT get tna

    • John says:

      Whoever said the the WWE would buy TNA to get rid of compitition is crazy. TNA isn’t close to being compitition. TNA is a drop of water and WWE is the Atlantic ocean

  12. Cezar_TheScribe says:

    I hope they don't sell to Vince or anyone in WWE.

    No, to Vince, anyone in WWE, Hogan, Bischoff, or Ted Turner.

  13. fritiz1 says:

    Neither Turner or Time Warner can purchase or start a wrestling company. That was part of the deal when WCW was sold to WWE. I doubt WWE would be interested even in purchasing for the video library and equipment. The only legit place that may be interesting in purchasing TNA would be a direct sale to Spike which could be good if they have the right people running the company or could be really bad if they throw in executive with no head for the wrestling business the way Turner did with WCW. At the end of the day none of the reliable wrestling sites are reporting a possible sale so I really doubt its even being looked at.

  14. THISISASHOOT247 says:

    If TNA is sold, I would want Donald Trump, Gabe Sapolsky, Konnan & the guys behind AAA Mexico, or Mark Cuban to buy them out

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