TNA Worried About Spike TV Possibly Dropping Them In Favor Of WWE

According to various sources, there are people within TNA that are concerned about the possibility of WWE striking a deal with Spike TV and other Viacom properties if they don’t secure a new television agreement with NBC Universdal when their current deal expires.

TNA feels that the sooner they can lock a new contract in with Spike, the better off they will be. TNA is pretty much depending on their Spike TV television deal to keep the company alive right now.

Apparently the goal when TNA signed their most recent deal with Spike TV was for the two companies to work to grow Impact Wrestling’s audience to two million viewers. Obviously that never happened, and worse than that, the viewership has actually declined since they signed that deal.

TNA’s current deal with Spike TV expires in the Fall of 2014, however negotiations usually start about six months before the existing contract expires.

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  • yrabadi

    If they lose the TV deal, it’s done.

  • BestInTheWorld

    I think spike should sign with the WWE and TNA should go out of business or give it to me I would love to own TNA.

  • Dixie Carter

    We signed a new 2year deal over in europe. We have already got a deal almost completed for Spike TV. This story is only to stare the pot because the site would flop without fake news stories. If they posted “TNA in good condition” they would have less views so they twist the truth.

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    • LaParkaXV

      LOL people actually up voted this drivel. “stare the pot” im sure you “stare” at a lot of pot.

      • yrabadi

        Well it is funny enough… Especially if you pretend it actually is Dixie Carter. :)

  • Johrdann Miller

    ECW all over again.

  • raVen

    I know it all comes down to money but I feel the wwe is much happier with USA than they were/would be with Spike

  • pwnez

    TNA has a lot to worry about these days. They can’t keep their top talent signed and now they fear that they can’t even keep their TV deal intact.

    • Buzzard Follower

      I agree with some of your points but I just don’t see why the WWE would go back to Spike TV especially since sPike use to interfere with their programming. wwe can do better

      • Forceton Banfodder

        WWE wouldn’t.

        • Aperture

          FX is a really good channel. Plus, they let the S-word run rampant on that channel. Perfect way to get the fans back.

          • Forceton Banfodder

            FX is owned by News Corp and there is talk that News Corp is being considered as one of the places WWE could go. But, FX is probably in less homes than Spike and would not be the best channel for the WWE as far as ratings go. It would however be a great boon for FX.

            Regardless, WWE doesn’t want any M rated shows. So forget swearing up for a second attitude era. Vince is trying to build this Modern Era with the same model he used through the 80’s and the focus is on kids. I was 7 when I started watching in ’83 and 30 some years later I’m still watching. Get it?

            BTW the “S-word” can be said on any channel if the show is properly rated and if the show follows FCC rules and regulations. However the rules are extremely convoluted. Like you can say “sh*t” as long as you’re not talking about the body function. So you can say, “you stupid sh*t,” on any M rated show, but you couldn’t say, “I’m taking a sh*t”

            Because these rules are so dumb, most writers just avoid using the words in the first place to avoid any possible FCC hurdles.

  • Brian Lazar

    Wwe ain’t leaving USA or NBC, Just an opinion

  • oppa

    Spike has spent a lot of money on TNA and has seen little, if any, return on their investment. That alone would cause them to drop TNA from their station. I hope TNA turns around and gets things together. There is very little chance anyone will ever compete with WWE, but the more options that WWE has to compete with in wrestling, the better they will have to make their product.

    • askbillmitchell

      TNA could always ink a deal with Roku or another over HDTV / Internet streaming entity. I don’t think TNA would ever fully go away.

  • Chris Savage

    it makes sense if this were to happen. honestly when 2 of yur biggest stars (AJ Styles and Jeff Jarrett) leave the company you don’t really have much of a draw anymore.

  • LaParkaXV

    I don’t want TNA to go out of business but this would probably do it. SELL SELL SELL Dixie!

  • Deante320

    Its gonna be shades of ecw which is ironic because spike used to be called tnn that housed ecw then dropped them for wwe in the past. But wait, does wwe have a good relationship with NBC universal? So TNA shouldn’t have anything (other than a new home for tapings) to worry about. Plus that second-rate channel? I don’t freaking think so. With the screw-ups they made (VGAs, the VGXs, partialy responsibe for putting Tito Ortiz to TNA, etc.) that would be a downgrade for wwe.

  • Forceton Banfodder

    RAW is consistently the #1 show on USA
    Total Divas is consistently the #1 show on E!
    Smackdown is consistently the #1 show on Syfy.

    I don’t see NBC/Universal or WWE trying to disrupt that.

    Once again, TNA Management proves they don’t understand ANYTHING about television OR wrestling.

    • yrabadi

      Yep. This is really non-news… TNA may lose Spike TV, but it won’t be because of WWE. Spike just might not be interested any more.

      • askbillmitchell

        If anyone causes TNA to lose their deal it may very well be Bellator.

  • brad

    Wwe use to be awesome when it was on spike, shortly after they left it starting getting pretty rubbish.

  • Ninjastar

    doesnt that mean if wwe went with spike tv , they could be rated 13 and up now?

    • askbillmitchell

      Not necessarily. WWE ultimately dictates the product’s rating. Even if they moved to Spike TV (unlikely as that is to happen), it doesn’t mean that WWE would go back to PG 13, they are making close to a BILLION dollars in revenue from their advertising partners and what made that happen? PG is here to stay for a long time. Learn to live with it.

    • osa

      yes. the rutless agression is back if wwe move to spike tv. blood and curse to.

  • GN-0015

    It’d be funny if Spike dumped TNA for the new promotion by Jeff Jarrett & Tobey Keith.

  • Hershey Maxwell Barber

    Hmmm interesting. I don’t really see WWE leaving USA. Maybe they would put a different show on SPIKE?

  • wwe

    smackdown on spike tv

  • J’vo

    Yup,seems WWE have enough waiting TNA to develop as rivals like WCW in the past,plus their top wrestler reluctant to extend their contract such as Kurt Angle contract will up until this Summer


    .. I hope this deal doesnt gets renewed and hence putting TNA out of its MISERY ..

  • bitw

    Smackdown live Thursday’s?

  • pwnez

    To rib TNA, that’s the only reason. WWE wouldn’t mind crushing TNA since they don’t consider them compitition.

  • underaker

    cause spike don’t care about pg rating and usa channel does care a about if it a pg channel rating so if go to spike probably stop all weak stuff and starts using curse words etc…