We, as professional wrestling fans, have all known about TNA Wrestling’s current deal with SpikeTV. The longer the negotiations take and draw out, the worse the outlook is. As of now, TNA’s deal with SpikeTV runs through October. Even though we have known about TNA’s deal running up, we have kept in high hopes. We have continued on in hopes that TNA will come to terms with a new TV deal with SpikeTV. However, things are not looking so great anymore. TMZ recently reported news that Viacom is not renewing or extending a new contract to TNA Impact Wrestling. Whether these reports are true or not remains to be seen. What we should take in consideration is that TMZ is a credible source. When TMZ reports something, I tend to believe the story and the legitimization of the story. Here is the report directly from TMZ:
” TNA Wrestling’s flagship show “Impact Wrestling” could soon be without a home — Spike TV quietly let the league know it’s not renewing their TV contract … TMZ has learned.
Multiple sources with direct knowledge of the deal … tell us Spike execs contacted TNA President Dixie Carter late last week to break the news — and the following day Carter informed members of her inner circle.
TNA’s current deal with Spike reportedly runs through October. It’s unclear at this point when “Impact Wrestling” will stop airing on Spike.
We’re told there’s no bad blood, and Spike gave TNA such advance notice so it would have time to shop for a new TV deal.
TNA’s show debuted on Spike TV in October 2005 — and helped the league rise to #2 on the wrestling scene … behind the WWE.
We’ve called TNA and Spike for comment … so far, no word back.”
The word is that Impact Wrestling is cancelled. After October, if these negotiations continue to be halted and no deal is reached, TNA Impact Wrestling will no longer be seen on SpikeTV. Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves and worry about the future. Let’s not go into panic mode. Let’s keep on doing what we have been doing and hope for the best. Let’s continue to support TNA Wrestling through this time as they are what we believe in. We believe that TNA is the best wrestling show out there and TNA being in existence is what is best for business. Now, am I necessarily saying that there will be no more TNA if SpikeTV does not offer a new contract? By no means.
Let me tell you a story. I lost my job at a factory back in early March. I was unable to find a job that I enjoyed until three weeks ago at a different factory. This factory is one that I very much enjoy and think of as better than the old one. In fact, at the old one, I was a temporary employee. I was hired by a temp agency. I was not directly hired by the company. Now, I am directly hired by this factory I am currently working at. This factory seems to have a much better and more relaxed environment. Another thing that happened that was stressful was a few months ago, my landlord kicked me out of the downstairs apartment that I was renting. Truthfully, I had been wanting to move out. But I wanted to find a place first. Now, I was forced to find a place. This actually proved to be something that turned out for the best. I had until July to find a place. I found a new apartment and started renting the new place on June 15. My dad knew the landlord’s dad and helped with the process. The apartment I am currently in is an upstairs apartment. The apartment also has a washer and dryer, which the other apartment did not. I cannot describe to you fully how much more I enjoy this new apartment than the old one that I was in. So, was finding a new place to live beneficial? Most certainly.
— Dixie Carter (@TNADixie) July 28, 2014
Dixie Carter says that negotiations with SpikeTV are ongoing. We are hearing reports that Viacom has already made up their mind. No matter which report is real, what we know is that we do not know the future. We do not know what will happen with TNA Wrestling. Therefore, let us not worry. Let’s do what we do in normal life and take all of this one day at a time. That is all we can do. We have no control over anything in the company or the negotiations. So, lets not panic. Let’s not have our souls be downcast. Remember, just because something looks to be bad does not mean that there is no hope. There is always hope. We only need to believe. Do not say guilty before proven guilty. Do not count TNA out and that TNA is in doom mode before this actually happens. Who says all of this is a bad thing? How can we tell the future? Who are we to know what will happen? Possibly, TNA will find a network to be on that will be for the betterment of the company as a whole. No matter what happens, let us continue to support TNA Impact Wrestling through this time of uncertainty and hope for the absolute best. Competition never hurts anyone but only makes everyone better off in the end.