Since he has worked in the industry and remains a big fan, Jim Ross likes to discuss things that are currently taking place on television. He is not a big fan of the train segment that TNA did on Impact Wrestling this week. Ross stated that he is a big fan of both Mickie James and James Storm, but he feels that the creative department is giving them really bad material to work with. He also mentioned that he likes where Storm is taking his character.
June 4, 2015
While the internet wrestling community is making a big deal about it, the staff at TNA were not surprised that Impact Wrestling lost more than 100,000 viewers this week. Dixie Carter and her team knew that a drop usually takes place whenever a television show changes days. It has happened to them before, and it has also happened to Smackdown. Once fans figure out that they have moved, then the numbers will slowly start increasing again.
June 4, 2015
Since he has been playing pretty close to his chest when it comes to negotiations on a new television deal, a lot of fans are skeptical that Jeff Jarrett is going to be able to secure a spot for GFW. Well, reports have now surfaced that he has definitely been in negotiations with several networks. The list includes WGN, Fox Sports 2 and CMT. The most interesting network on that list is Spike, which recently allowed Impact Wrestling to leave.
May 13, 2015
Considering how well things have worked out for both sides, Dixie Carter is looking like a genius for signing a deal to get Impact Wrestling on Destination America. The network recently announced that TNA has helped them have their best first quarter in history. Carter recently secured some television deals in Canada and a couple of countries in Europe. That has helped to bring in more revenue for the company.
April 8, 2015
After securing a television deal with Destination America to air Impact Wrestling in the United States, Dixie Carter turned her attention towards bringing the TNA product to fans up north in Canada. She has accomplished that now. The company officially announced that they have signed a contract with Fight Network. The deal is for more than a year, so that provides some security and stability. The first episode airs this upcoming Friday.
March 30, 2015
While reports earlier this week stated that Eddie Edwards was well on the road to recovery and would be returning in time for television, it appears that TNA will be taking the safe approach. At the Impact Wrestling taping on Friday, Edwards and Davey Richards cut a promo and announced that the Wolves were vacating the belt. They cited the real life injury as the reason why. The vacant tag titles will be filled in some manner soon.
March 14, 2015
If you are a TNA fan that is sentimental about Samoa Joe leaving the company, you are going to want to tune in to Impact Wrestling on March 20. That night will showcase his final match in the promotion. Fortunately for those that love great in ring action, Joe was paired with Austin Aries in that match, which was filmed when the company was doing a tour of England earlier in the year. No word yet on how he will be written off of television.
March 11, 2015
After locking up their deal with Destination America to remain on television in the United States, TNA has now finalized a massive deal with Sony Six to ensure that they will be on the air in India. Dixie Carter has announced that her company has signed a 7 year deal with the network. That means that Impact Wrestling will be seen in that country until the year 2022. The addition of Mahabali Shera was said to be a huge selling point for that region.
February 25, 2015
When Dixie Carter was forced to move her television show to a new network, she knew that the numbers were going to take a significant dip. That has been the case for Impact Wrestling, as a lot of fans struggled to find the new home of TNA. However, the numbers have been increasing as of late. A Destination America executive revealed that the show has drawn in over four million unique viewers over the entire month of January.
February 15, 2015
Since the company now has a new television deal with Destination America, many fans are naturally wondering if TNA will be hitting the road soon and doing live events. As of right now, that is not in the plans by Dixie Carter and her staff. The goal is to build up the brand again through Impact Wrestling. Once they have enough momentum, then they will consider going back on the road to do house shows. Management wants to avoid losing money.
January 9, 2015