Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Jun 27, 2013
TNA Reportedly Cutting Costs – Details Inside

TNA Reportedly Cutting Costs – Details Inside

TNA has cut way back on the number of talents that are flying in for TV tapings, and word is that there have been a lot of signs that the company is worrying about money even more these days. This is because the costs of taping TV have grown due to being on the road, and also because the company hasn’t created new revenue streams or improved on the ones that they have. It also doesn’t make sense to fly in talents that aren’t going to be used.

It should be noted that they are nearly “breaking even” on some TNA iMPACT! tapings on the road so it’s not as bad as some are making it out to be.


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17 Responses to “TNA Reportedly Cutting Costs – Details Inside”

  1. Mr. Excitement says:

    When they announced close to a million dollars the expenses were for each TV taping, I started to worry. Especially since they attract small crowds.

    They should be placing Impact in smaller arenas where rent would be slightly less. But I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually end up back in Orlando.

    • nicholal79 says:

      Going back to Orlando may no longer be an option because, the new physical WWE HOF may actually be at Universal.

      • OldManEaston says:

        This is what I heard as well. TNA decided to terminate or may have LOST it's lease with Universal Studios (depending on which side you want to believe), and that seems to have been as big of a reason for going on the road full time than any economic feasibility of it in the first place. If WWE is indeed in serious talks with Universal about their physical HOF, then it is a pretty good bet that Universal politely declined to renew TNA in favor of WWE. If there was a line on such things in Vegas, the smart money would be on WWE.

  2. lee4tammy says:

    tna need to stop booking huge arenas

    they need to book small 3-5 thousand seat arenas

    what looks better on tv ? a huge arena with 1thousand fans ? or a small arena thats more or less sold out ?

    tna need to go to strong tna markets and strong wrestling markets

  3. Luis says:

    I think they are doing fine itz just a business decision every company makes to save money

  4. Roid Master says:

    That was pretty evident during Brooke's "State of the Knockouts" address when only 4 knockouts and EY came out to the ring…kind of sad. It would have worked better if they had Brooke in the ring and showed the reactions of the knockouts backstage.

  5. Stunner says:

    TNA needs to do second quarter plan, ie the second half of the year, also use the talents of the personnel that you have in OVW when your close to that area. Also once the contract of Brooke hogan is up don’t renew it, Dixie Carter or another KO can do that for less. Also use some bigger names vs some lesser ones at house shows what has Bishoff and Brisco done for Aces & eights or wrestling in TNA. NOTHING that’s what they’ve done, next the size of the venues alternate sizes of the venues to see which ones are more condusive to your bottom line in that area. Keep these facts on hand so if you go to that area again then you already have the information needed. There is no since in reinventing the wheel again, these are just a few things that I think will help TNA become more efficient !

    • tnadude says:

      Nearest I can tell, Brooke Hogan's pay has never been reported. So what makes anyone think she's more expensive than a KO? Pure speculation. Truth is, none of us actually know, so we shouldn't draw any conclusions (one way or the other).

      Same for Bischoff & Brisco. Not huge fans of theirs either, but if they're cheaper than Mr. Anderson or Devon, why not send them to a house show if the house show already has headliners like Aries, Roode, Hardy, Bully Ray, etc?

      • Stunner says:

        Well tnadude at least we agree on one point that’s fine with me. However I figure since Brooke has the Hogan name she’s not going in at a regular price. Besides one Hogan is enough in my opinion, I’m just glad she’s not all over every storyline like HH I’m so tired of seeing him on my screen. Has anyone else noticed the less Hogan is involved on TV the better the ratings for the show.

  6. hangers says:

    I would set up in Universal LA and also back in Universal Florida and alternate between the two. I know its not the same as out on the road but it would cost alot less yet provide coast to coast exposure. PPV's can still be in. arenas, and house shows..

    • godoftna says:

      Both good ideas, but I'd run shows from the Hard Rock in Las Vegas. The show that TNA ran there a few years back was epic and the fans were into it BIG time.

  7. whatsup121 says:

    It makes sence In a business perspective

    Why fly someone in of they’re not being

    Used

  8. godoftna says:

    "Nearly breaking even on some shows" is a bad thing. No company aspires to break even. If you're not making money, then you're losing money, simple as that. It's smart to limit who they fly in for shows, obviously. Those who are scheduled to appear, along with one or two "extras" should be the limit. Heck, depending on who they are flying in, some of these guys should be footing their own bill. I don't know if Hogan, Sting, or Angle are some of the ones who get flown in, but I'd think that they could handle the cost of their flights on their own. TNA knew there would be risks involved when they took IMPACT out of the IMPACT Zone and on the road, and this is one of them. They really need to do better at advertising shows than they currently do, otherwise they aren't going to get people to attend. This isn't the 80's or 90's where you could just advertise a show during a wrestling program and have 20-30k people show up. TNA needs to think bigger when it comes to advertising and promoting their shows.

  9. Laker says:

    Maybe getting rid of gut check?

    Maybe getting rid of the Aces & Eights?

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