TNA Only Running 4 Live Sunday Night PPVs In 2013

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.

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  • pwnez

    I have to say this is a great move by TNA. Almost 4 whole months to build up for their biggest PPV, Bound for Glory. This is something WWE should have done a long time ago. WWE has way too many PPVs with only a few weeks to hype them up.

    The 7 PPV special sounds kinda stupid though.

    • junaid

      Well WWE has 3 months to build to wrestlemania as well

      • Coltcabunny

        Ignoring the fact there are 2 PPVs (Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber) in between that….

        • Illiterate dog

          they are pathways to wrestlemania, how many times have you seen titles change within then.. almost none dumbass

          • Daniel William Nowlin

            I can think of twelve off the top of my head.

            SGT Slaughter(RR ’91)
            Shawn Micheals (RR “97)
            Ric Flair(RR ’92)
            Michaels(RR ’07)
            Guerrero(NWO 03)
            Cena(RR 06)
            Edge9NWO 09)
            triple H(NWO 09)
            edge(RR ’09)
            Jericho(EC “10)
            Cena(EC ’10)

      • Rhawk

        Not a 3 months gap from PPV to Mania though, maybe 1-2 months from Chamber to Mania, but thats at best.


    Yeah I heard about this, TNA’s version of In your House ppvs. $15 for these “special impacts” which will be pre taped btw. Not worth it imo, and it sounds like shit! I’m glad they cut their main ppvs to four though, because TNA isn’t big enough or worth it enough to have 12 anyway. Better way to plan ahead and make bigger better matches too.

    • Grey Avatar

      ‘Not worth it enough’? I suppose you think WWE are, with the three hour insomnia cures they call pay-per-views? You clearly haven’t been watching TNA to come to that sort of opinion, based on the roster they have, the quality of pay-per-views they’ve been putting on since last May and the general year the companys had, in ring. Not to get off topic and not to rant, but I’m sick to death of hearing this shit. All these WWE marks bashing a product they don’t watch, because ‘its not big enough’ or they ‘aren’t competition’. Irrelevant. To paraphase Jim Cornette – If a million people are looking at a turd, does it smell any better?


        I suppose you think I’m a huge WWE fan just for looking at my name then. You know what, you’re right. However I believe (and stand by it) TNA throws out the better matches, the better material, the better plots, the better all.

        This is coming from a true WWE fan. You heard me say it here, TNA is the better deal. I hope this move will help improve the business a lot; because whether you followers wanna believe me or not, don’t care, WWE lately has been tossing us…garbage. Not to say that Rock vs. Cena II idea will help improve their promotion, if any; but that’s a story for another day…

        • Jeremy

          TNA sucks ass.

      • SLIDER

        What exactly are you talking about here? You suppose I think ?? Why do you suppose anything about me. You don’t know anything about me. Sick of hearing this shit? Are you for real pal? Who freakin cares man, I don’t know you! Maybe you shouldn’t be so sensitive. And why are you calling me a wwe mark that doesn’t watch TNA? What is it with this assuming you know me bullshit? You’re weird, and seem to talk out of your ass because you don’t know shit about me or what I like or dislike. I don’t respect obsessive weird creepy oversensitive people. People like that are embarrassing and stink of being a loser. You talk like a chick on her PMS, that’s not a good sign! Don’t expect a reply after this pal, because there’s nothing else to talk about here.

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      • Cujo999

        WWE does produce some stinkers once in a while, but I generally feel that I get my money’s worth or more out of their PPV’s. I have given TNA PPV’s a chance in the past, and being brutally honest, myself and my buddy who split the PPV cost have felt ripped off every single time. If I felt like I was getting ripped off even a majority of the time by WWE PPV’s, I’d stop getting them, too.
        As for TNA’s roster, let’s face it, the X-Division is gutted right now, the tag team division has lost much of it’s luster and is nowhere near as deep as it was, and their mid-card now currently consists of guys they have nothing for creatively vs. WWE washouts from Ace’s and 8’s. TNA has a handful of aging stars from other companies that still have some tread left on their tires like Jeff Hardy, Angle, and Sting, a couple of homegrown talents in Roode and Storm, and internet/RoH darling Ares who’s character is extremely boring and has been ridiculously overbooked. If their roster was that deep, they wouldn’t be grabbing 30-something year old indy guys like Christian York off their monthly Gut Check segments and trying to push them immediately.
        At the end of the day, this is BAD for TNA. This means that they aren’t getting enough PPV buys to make their current PPV format work. These Impact “specials” aren’t going to generate as much revenue as their normal monthly PPV’s, and that means less revenue for a company that’s already running in the red.

    • justrockit

      its not a factor of being “big enough.” There isnt a company in this era that can produce 2 back to back ppvs with a great build. period.

  • Clash Styles

    Obviously they’re making some great moves here; but they’re still missing the biggest piece to the incomplete puzzle…GET THE $#%& OUTTA ORLANDO! Move it already!

    • Rhawk

      Agreed, cannot stand how over exagurated that Impact Zone is. You could show a broom wrestling a sponge and they’d go wild for it.

      • Chris Johnston

        Shit! That would be interesting to see to be honest, esp. compared to anything lately in WWE, well excluding that TLC match with the Shield vs. Ryback/ Team Hell no at TLC, but other than that, notta.

      • morrisonfanone

        That would be more interesting then the A&8s popping up everywhere.

  • L@NCE

    heres a big question… what abt theyre x division title cash in they did with aries? is it just getting dropped? that wud be disappointing, it was the only gimmick tna started that wasnt completely retarded.

    • BOOCH

      Hopefully it will happen at X-travaganza. That way it can feature the X-Division and one Big Time Main Eventer to attract viewers.

  • morrisonfanone

    This is a really good idea on their part. Are they just now finding out their PPVs aren’t that successful?

  • Bradley Wheat

    Noone will buy these pre-taped PPV’s because sites like this one will spoil the results and then noone will watch them. TNA needs to be honest and call this what it is: The beginning of the end because they can no longer afford live pay per views.

  • sdunbar1982

    this is a terrible move tna should be doing more and not less if they hope to compete with wwe.

  • Bro88

    I think this is a pretty interesting move. I figured the 3 would be Slammiversary, BFG, and Lockdown cause they are TNA’s biggest draws but wasn’t sure which other PPV they’d round it out with. Genesis ain’t a bad choice.

  • David

    What TNA needs to do more on the PPV’S is get out of that Impact Zone. I am so tired of PPVS being in there. Hogan is the cause of this because he lives in Florida and he doesn’t really want to travel far. Hogan is the ego always have always will. I thank Hogan for putting Wrestling on the map, but come on. I think since Hogan’s been there since 2010 there have only been 8 PPVs that have been outside of Orlando. Bunch of BS. Hogan Yes they did make up for that with the few tapings but those should have been live with the expection of the UK Impact taping for obivious reasons.In the Year 2008 there were 7 PPVS Outside of the Impact Zone. That’s what they need more of. It’s cool going to a different place every week/month/whatever. Like for example like a falls count anywhere match, hardcore etc. they have used every part of the impact zone already and even outside (expect for the actual park of Universal). Orlando is soooooooooooooo old and boring. Go places (that’s the man word) I like some tna but every since Hogan’s been there, it has NOT been the same.

  • rocky

    I really like the idea especially as I read that the cost is only 15 dollars, plus it makes the four remaining ppvs seem more important and something to look forward to seeing