Major TNA Impact – Destination America Concern Continues, Announcements Coming Soon?, More
– There’s a lot more concern for TNA’s future with Destination America now that we’re into September with no word from the network or their parent company Discovery, or TNA, about the status of Impact Wrestling after this month. We noted a few months back that an internal memo revealed Discovery was using their first-year out clause and canceling the multi-year deal with TNA. At the time it was stated the issues were due to programming costs and how hard it was to sell advertising time, not the ratings. However, the ratings haven’t really improved, even with the move to Wednesday nights.
TNA officials insist that they major announcements coming, according to PWInsider, but nobody who’s talking in TNA knows for sure if they will still be on Destination America after this month. Also, there has been no announcement for October TNA TV tapings.
When TNA signed the deal with Discovery, one of the points of the deal was Discovery would be able to syndicate Impact Wrestling in any market where TNA didn’t already have a TV deal. Another bad sign for the company is Impact was being pulled from Discovery en Espanol, which aired Impact replays in Spanish on Saturdays. The show has also been pulled from Discovery Romania and Eurosports Finland, which is owned by Discovery.
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Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter