Whenever a television show moves from one television network to another, there is usually a drop in viewership because not everyone remembers the change or knows how to find the new channel. Dixie Carter has to be pleased because Impact Wrestling drew in more viewers on their POP TV debut than they did during their final televised episode on Destination America.
January 7, 2016
Now that they have secured a new television deal with POP TV, TNA officials have put plans in place to start filming more episodes of Impact Wrestling. Management has officially announced that Bethlehem, Pennsylvania will be the location for their new filming. The shows will take place in the beginning of January, so Dixie Carter is more than likely going to sign more performers before then.
November 23, 2015
As the internet wrestling community continues to speculate on the future of TNA, Dixie Carter revealed that she was heading to Los Angeles for some business meetings. Reports have surfaced that those meetings are in regards to finding a new television network for Impact Wrestling. WGN has sprung up as a leading candidate to be the new host. The two sides have negotiated a deal before.
November 18, 2015
Now that ROH is officially being dropped by Destination America, there are some rising concerns in TNA in regards to their television situation. Many believe that the network is ending their experiment with professional wrestling. They feel that Impact Wrestling will be canceled soon. Dixie Carter, however, is said to be working fervently to secure a new television contract with another network.
November 16, 2015
Reports have surfaced that TNA officials are in talks with four different cable television networks at the moment to see if one of them would be a suitable home for Impact Wrestling next year. While it has not been confirmed yet, WGN is said to be one of the networks. They expressed interest prior to the decision being made to sign with Destination America. Jeff Hardy will be used as a selling point to the network executives.
October 6, 2015
Since their television contract is expiring soon, TNA is shopping Impact Wrestling to various networks. They are trying to gauge interest in their weekly wrestling show. That does not mean that they are completely done with Destination America. Dixie Carter is still negotiating a new deal with the network. However, it is just a smart move to see what other offers are on the table.
September 18, 2015
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