Jim Ross Blogs On SpikeTV Dropping TNA iMPACT! – What Does The Future Hold?

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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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