|By Jesse Collings | March 21, 2013 | Comments|
Fortunately for TNA, Impact on the road really does not add that many extra dates onto the schedule of the company. Since they film one episode live and tape a second one after, between now and Slammiversary, there are only going to be 5 television tapings. Including house shows, TNA is only producing 12 shows over the next 3 months as of the writing of this article. Compared to the WWE, who produce about 12 shows every two weeks, the schedule is practically nothing.
The major hurdle for TNA is that they need to have some form a business improvement for these shows to be successful. Despite the anticipation of going live, the ratings for Impact last summer were down compared to recent years. The first of the road shows, which premiered last week, was met with slightly disappointing ratings. TNA stopped producing shows on the road previously because they were not able to turn a profit, (if they were turning a profit, they would have never stopped them, right?) hopefully that will not happen again.
After cutting down their PPVs to just 4 major shows a year, it is the general impression that TNA is working with some extra capital, which is hopefully enough to get the road shows up enough to justify their continuation. By going on the road, TNA took a large risk, but it appears to be a necessary one. For the further advancement of the company, they needed to get out of the Impact Zone and into the open, and that is exactly what they did.
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.
King Cuerno Talks About AAA Lucha Libre World Cup, Rey Mysterio, Alberto El Patron, Former Sin Cara
Ronda Rousey Responds To David Spade Not Wanting Her To Wrestle For WWE
TNA Announcer Blasts WWE Hypocrisy After Samoa Joe Debut, TNA Live Event Tickets, Slammiversary
Titus O'Neil Cuts Promo On Vin Diesel And David Beckham (Video), George Barrios, WWE In Danville
Today In Wrestling History 5/22: John Cena's First Great Match, Babyface HBK Debut, More
Goldberg On Who The Best Promo In The Business Is, More On Goldberg Training For A Fight
The Rock On Jimmy Fallon Videos, Sting Weekend Appearance, Bob Backlund's Life Advice
Destination America Reportedly Cancels All TNA Wrestling Programming
** SPOILERS ** WWE NXT Taping Results For The Next Four Weeks (With Photos)
"WWE NXT Takeover: Unstoppable" Results: Major Name Debuts, Three Championship Matches
Triple H Lied To Us, Samoa Joe's First Tweet After NXT Debut, Finn Balor's Entrance (Video)
Details On Samoa Joe's NXT Deal, Jerry Lawler Featured On Last Letterman Episode, Stars At NXT