TNA has announced major changes to their pay-per-view schedule, drastically cutting back the number of live Sunday night pay-per-view events to only four.
The new “Sunday night live PPV” schedule is as follows:
* Genesis on January 13th
* Lockdown on March 10th
* Slammiversary on June 9
* Bound For Glory on October 13th.
In addition, seven Pay-Per-View specials that will be branded as “TNA Wrestling: One Night Only,” series will debut in April 2013 and continue throughout the year during the additional months.
The 3-hour taped Pay-Per-View specials will premiere on the first Friday of each month. The first two “One Night Only” specials will be “Joker’s Wild Tag Team Tournament” and “X-travaganza” which will feature the X-Division.
TNA President Dixie Carter issued the following statement regarding the changes:
“The Pay-Per-View industry has changed so much in the last decade. The traditional pay-per-view wrestling model needed to evolve and we believe this strategy will positively impact not only the Pay-Per-View events but the weekly television programming as well.”
The company will continue to produce TNA Wrestling’s “Unfinished Business”, which are one-hour programs available on a Video on Demand (VOD) basis. The monthly titles continue to focus on the history of a rivalry or a specific past PPV event. These titles are available for two months at a time.