TNA is doing the unthinkable (and honestly a potentially great move for many reasons) and cutting back their pay-per-view schedule drastically, dropping a total of eight shows and moving to a four show per year schedule.
TNA President Dixie Carter announced in a press release "The Pay-Per-View industry has changed so much in the last decade. The traditional Pay-Per-View wrestling model needed to evolve and we believe this strategy will positively impact not only the Pay-Per-View events but the weekly television programming as well."
"The 52 annual episodes of Impact Wrestling will lead to four, epic pay-per-view events commencing with Genesis January 13, Lockdown March 10, Slammiversary June 9, and Bound For Glory October 13."
Drew's Take: Personally, I think this is a great move and one that WWE should make as well. The pay-per-view market has been oversaturated for years now, and competing with WWE (and MMA) has got to be a financial nightmare for TNA. I trust TNA to make each event feel truly special and it will be very interesting to see how this plays out.