By Ryan Clark | December 06, 2009
The original idea was for TNA to run a live two-hour show from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET to get the one hour advantage over RAW, but they figured WWE would counter by going to USA and asking for a third hour so they went ahead with a three-hour show instead.
WWE has yet to announce a response but there is talk of them doing a 3-hour special as well.
The live iMPACT! on January 4th is a one time experiment, but if ratings do well or are significantly higher than what they are doing on Thursday nights then it would likely lead to moving to a live Monday show every week.
Even if you're not a fan TNA, you should really hope that their special does a good rating as competition is good.
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