TNA President Dixie Carter released a statement regarding the future of the iMPACT Wrestling broadcast on Spike TV. From the TNA website, the statement reads as follows:
“IMPACT WRESTLING will remain a vital part of Spike TV's programming on Wednesday nights, 9/8c, through the end of the year. Negotiations remain ongoing beyond this time frame.”
Tonight marks IMPACT WRESTLING’s official move to Wednesday nights. Tune in at 9/8c for the most anticipated night of hardcore wrestling on television. One of TNA’s most popular annual Pay-Per-Views “Hardcore Justice,” will be featured tonight, free on Spike TV.
As you have known through our RingRap Audio shows, we've talked about TNA not having a deal in place with Spike to continue broadcasting, and the current deal runs out in October. This move is simply a stay of execution at this point for TNA, but they are continuing to negotiate with Spike. That does show some promise, but obviously it's a situation all will have eyes on going forward.
Because of a conflict of schedules between the recording of RingRap Audio and TNA iMPACT, we will be presenting post-show style coverage on Thursdays for the time being. Be sure to check my TNA report out sometime tomorrow evening!