TNA and Spike TV Break Up
TNA Wrestling aka Impact wrestling and Spike TV look to be parting ways as Dixie carter met with staff at TNA Headquarters in Nashville.
TNA has had a rough run the past few years with declining viewership, lacklustre sales of Pay Per View events and poor numbers at live events, with them struggling to keep their heads above water the news of them losing Spike TV to broadcast their product, is this a death blow? Or perhaps an opportunity to revamp and revive the product and become competition to WWE like it was a few years ago.
If you like TNA or not, this is bad news for the wrestling industry, Competition drives the business and Vince McMahon himself has stated he puts out far better quality product when he has stiff competition breathing down his neck.
Sadly many have left TNA already with stars such as AJ Styles and Sting who were both major draw cards for the company and yet again is another major blow for an already weakened brand.
There is a lot of great talent left in TNA inside and outside of the ring and it’s a truly sad day to see another promising company look down the barrel of the gun, wrestlers, writers, trainers and so many more professionals will be left with few options to earn their money. WWE is an option for some but not all and the indies may not be able to give these professionals the level of income or stability they need to support their families and lifestyles.
Yes, mistakes were made. TNA has suffered by these bad decisions but I don’t know of many companies in any industry who haven’t made mistakes.
Many a company has bounced back from these situations but I personally have read a lot of comments from fans regarding this situation and they seem to be quite negative regarding TNA’s future and some even seem happy about this situation. I urge you all as Wrestling fans in general, help TNA out in this hard time. For the good of the industry and the good of the hardworking people behind it. You don’t have to love them, you don’t even have to like them, just respect them enough to give them a shot at rebuilding, everyone deserves a second chance.
Big name signings and guest appearances won’t save the company right now, it’s all of us who will.
Watch the show, post online about it, buy a shirt or two (even if you use it to wash the car!)
While it may seem all doom and gloom it isn’t over yet.
Go get em Dixie!