TNA Signs New Multi-Year Deal With Spike TV (Press Release)

TNA and SpikeTV issued the following press release today, announcing a contract renewal that will keep TNA’s flagship Impact Wrestling show on Spike for years to come. According to a TNA source, the contract extension is for 2 years.

SPIKE TV AND TNA ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION TO ITS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

The Highly-Rated “Impact Wrestling” Maintains Its Home On Spike TV On Thursday Nights

New York, NY – April 5, 2012 – Spike TV and TNA Entertainment have agreed upon a multi-year extension on their strategic partnership, maintaining Spike TV as the exclusive U.S. television home of the emerging sports-entertainment property.

The deal was announced today jointly by Kevin Kay, Spike TV President and Dixie Carter, TNA Entertainment President. debuted on Spike TV in July, 2005. Over the last seven years, the ratings for TNA’s “IMPACT Wrestling” have grown from an average of 700,000 viewers at launch to nearly two million today.

“Dixie Carter and her team at TNA have done a phenomenal job in developing stars for an exciting, high-action brand that resonates with Spike’s audience,” said Kay. “We are excited to further our partnership and will continue to build and invigorate the franchise together.”

“We are thrilled that Spike TV will be IMPACT Wrestling’s home for years to come,” said Carter. “The dedication that Kevin Kay and the network have shown us in building our brand is what makes this announcement even more meaningful for me. And look for some exciting things to happen on IMPACT in the near future.”

TNA’s flagship series, “IMPACT Wrestling,” airs weekly on Spike TV and is one of the network’s top-rated series. The show has evolved into must-see-tv on Thursdays with young men and currently ranks among the top shows on cable in its timeslot with Men 18-34.

The roster features many of the biggest names in wrestling including Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Booby Roode, Sting, James Storm, Rob Van Dam the lovely and lethal Knockouts.

  • TNAoverWWE

    Sigh of relief? This is the worst news that can possibly happen, why the hell would you stay on that shitty Tv station, well rating will stay the same thats foresure

    • askbillmitchell

       Because WWE has an exclusive contract with NBC-Comcast, ABC Disney is not interested in promoting a violent sport and Fox is in bed with UFC. Any other questions?

  • SiD

    IMPACT is actually improving, and I guess this could be a big step in the future for them. 

    • ALDO the APACHE

      Not really. I’ve been hearing a lot of tna fans wanting tna to leave spike tv cuz they don’t promote them well.

  • Drpepper

    The Highly-Rated “Impact Wrestling”   Lmao

    • Mr_Shrimp_Vendor

      Ahhh, you beat me to it.

  • Dbudasi

    More proof God doesn’t exist

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJ2KXSXCK63OE2O3CTQDOXYZ7U stoops

    Biggest names in wrestling? 10 years ago maybe. I really like the part about how 
    “Dixie Carter and her team at TNA have done a phenomenal job in developing stars” and then only mention Roode and Storm. What about AJ, Kaz, MCMG, and Abyss? I’m no TNA fan but Roode and Storm can’t even lace AJ’s boots in terms of in ring ability.

  • kquickstillsucks

    Where to begin with this lol. AJ and Joe should leave since they aren’t big enough stars to be mentioned in press release. “Phenomenal job in developing stars”……my ass.

  • Whatsupupbb415

    Janice Carter made TNA better by tightening the purse strings and making Dixie have to be more resourceful…. Now the amount of star power in TNA has decreased but I think they’ll build their own audience over time