Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Jul 28, 2014
Jim Ross Reacts To SpikeTV Not Renewing TNA iMPACT!

Jim Ross Reacts To SpikeTV Not Renewing TNA iMPACT!

Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry on his website discussing the news that Spike TV is canceling TNA iMPACT!. Highlights are below.

On TNA’s future: “Obviously, this is a blow to TNA but they have a weekly audience of approximately 1M viewers which will interest some cable networks. The question is can TNA negotiate a deal that will financially keep them in business in today’s entertainment world with this quick turnaround?”

On this potentially being a historically bad week for wrestling: “It will be interesting to see how all the involved parties spin this matter come Monday morning. If WWE’s scheduled financial, conference call doesn’t go well later this week especially as it relates to the number if subscribers currently paying for the WWE Network this will be one of the most news worthy and potentially negative weeks the business has experienced in years. Hopefully the week will end better than it’s started.”

On wrestling being at another crossroads: “As in any major development such as this, opportunistic entrepreneurs will circle their wagons to both fill the programming void at Spike and to potentially create national, cable TV competition for WWE.”

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3 Responses to “Jim Ross Reacts To SpikeTV Not Renewing TNA iMPACT!”

  1. ProWrestling1 says:

    So JR is basically saying TNA wont have a problem signing a new tv deal. Its just the fact that they might lose some money because the offer is prolly gonna be less then the spike tv deal. If u ask me spike tv just "SPIKED" themselves in the heart cause their losing 1.5 million viewers every Thursday at the 9pm timeslot. what are they gonna replace it with more mma that gets half the ratings. Just look at Spike Tvs twitter page them 2 fat JACKA$$ES in the picture say it all.

    • JoeWrestling says:

      Even if Impact goes off air, they really don't have to get a new TV deal immediately. There is no reason they can't be off air many months or the rest of the year and still come back on a new network rebranded. They knew about this possibility a long time in advance and have structured their contracts so they won't be on the hook with huge contracted salaries to pay out if they have no shows to run.

    • Beezy_Does_It says:

      They are going to fill it with more "Cops" re-runs, lol.

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