As noted, WWE Attitude Era architect Vince Russo debuted his new podcast on Wrestling Inc., Nuclear Heat. During the show, Russo predicted that TNA President Dixie Carter's big announcement will be that TNA will be taping television shows in India this year.
As previously reported here, Carter will make a major announcement on Monday. In response to this news, Russo said he believes that Carter will announce that TNA will be filming television in India, given that Destination America will air TNA television for the rest of the calendar year and there are no more pretaped TNA television shows ready for broadcast.
"Destination America has given TNA to the end of the year. That's what we're hearing. That's the rumor. Nobody from TNA, nobody from Destination America, has come forward to say differently, so you have to believe there is some truth to that." Russo continued, "so put yourself in TNA's position. If I know I'm done at the end of the year, with Destination America, and I don't have another [television] network to go to, why on Earth am I going to invest the money to produce television for October, November, and December when no matter how good that television is, it doesn't matter."
Russo guessed that TNA will shoot a lot of pay-per-views for other countries across the globe and these straight forward matches that have not been aired in the United States will comprise the finally several weeks of TNA programming on Destination America.
"I believe that those last 12 weeks of TNA programming will probably be random matches that they do have in the can that we have not seen before here in the United States. And with that, they aren't going to involve storylines. They are just basically going to be straight wrestling matches to fill time. That would be my guess based on what I know."
Russo questioned what the production quality of TNA shows in India may be, as TNA does not have the best production values as it is.
"If the big announcement is 'we're going to India; we're doing television tapings', then it's interesting to see what TNA does with those television tapings." Russo added, "lets face it, TNA doesn't really produce a slick show at Orlando [Unversal] Studios in Florida. I can't imagine in a foreign country, in India, where the resources may be a lot less, I can't believe what that television product might look like."
In addition to talking about Carter's "big announcement", Russo addressed a number of other topics including WWE Monday Night RAW's low ratings and Seth Rollins not being over. You can check out the premiere episode of the show in the video above or on our audio channel below. You can also download the episode directly by clicking here. If you want to subscribe to the Wrestling Inc. audio channel, you can do so through iTunes as well as our RSS feed, which you can use to subscribe through any podcast app.