Impact Wrestling Going Live Every Week Starting 5/31

Posted by Michael Bluth May 17, 2012 12 Comments

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After teasing that a major announcement was about to be made on Twitter, TNA President Dixie Carter has announced that Impact Wrsetling will be going live starting on 5/31 and continue “through the summer.” Here’s the official announcement from TNA:

TNA’S IMPACT WRESTLING CELEBRATES SUMMER 2012 BY GOING LIVE!

SPIKE TV TAKES HIGHLY RATED SHOW LIVE AND TO 8:00PM/ET BEGINNING THURSDAY, MAY 31st

NASHVILLE, TN – (May 17, 2012) — TNA IMPACT WRESTLING President Dixie Carter and SPIKE TV President Kevin Kay announce today that the highly-rated “IMPACT WRESTLING” will be going Live! from Universal Studios beginning May 31st and continue through the summer. This announcement coincides with the recently announced new, one-hour earlier time slot change of 8:00-10:00pm/ET every Thursday night beginning May 31st.

“We are excited to take IMPACT WRESTLING Live! all summer long, and have our first Live! summer show launch our new 8:00pm/ET time slot,” says TNA President Dixie Carter. “Summer of 2012 is going to be remembered as the most momentous time in our company’s history-to-date. Stay tuned.”

  • fedup

    About damn time. Sick of spoilers

  • tnapoops

    only summer it will be live?

  • mistico

    Finally some good news from TNA!

  • ……

    It’s a start I guess….they should really have started touring first and then went live IMO get the product to the people…

  • cenasucks

    didn’t they try this already?

  • http://www.facebook.com/WolfLink22 Matt Rayfield

    TNA tired this once before on monday nights but it was not very successful. But they were facing WWE RAW and not friday night smackdown. You know where i am going with the vs raw point. But they should have went up vs smackdown to see which show could get better. Then if tna gets better move on to even better storylines.
    I hope down the line that we see better shows from TNA. At least with the TNA Knockouts matches they fight it out lol.

    • Wrestlehead

      I think for them to go live is a good idea, but they shouldn’t go head to head with WWE. They shouldn’t have done it back then, and they shouldn’t do it now. They could barely hold onto their audience when they aired the show at the time it was at for the past several months. And that’s the only pitfall I could see with going live: That not enough people tune in and the company bleeds money due to higher costs of producing a live show.

      • http://www.facebook.com/WolfLink22 Matt Rayfield

        Well look where TNA has it’s show aired too. Spike does not get big tv ratings. Sure TNA is most likely Spike Tv’s biggest ratings show, but when TNA realize this they need to put TNA on a channel like Syfy or a better channel all together. Sure back in the day WCW was on TBS but i don’t know if the TBS owners would go for that again.

        • Wrestlehead

          When they realize this is the big question. The difference is that Spike TV and TNA have a good relationship and the network actually wants the show to do well, even though it still isn’t doing great. TBS hated wrestling even when WCW Nitro was winning the ratings war against RAW, and were happy when Time Warner decided to sell WCW to Vince.

  • Broski

    This is good for TNA.

  • V3NOM

    LOL AT ALL THE MARKS, TNA SHOULD DO THIS, TNA SHOULD DO THAT BLA BLA BLA, YOU MARKS ARE NEVER HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT, ALWAYS FIND A REASON TO BI!T@H. I THINK & BELIEVE TNA IS DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO DO. ALL YOU MARKS WOULD RUN A WRESTLING COMPANY INTO THE GROUND WITHIN THE FIRST MONTH

  • darkpatriot85

    Now all they have to do is have some good booking and good TV.

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