After TNA Monday night special on January 4th drew a strong 1.5 cable rating, it appears Spike TV has scheduled another live TNA broadcast to go head-to-head with WWE RAW.
According to news correspondent Devin Cutting, Spike TV has scheduled a second Monday night TNA Impact episode on March 1 from 9-11p.m. EST head-to-head with WWE Raw.
Comedy duo Cheech & Chong are scheduled to host WWE RAW that night.
TNA originally had an Australian tour scheduled from late Feburary to early March and then rescheduled it due to “changes in the U.S. TV production schedule.”
A report on PWInsider.com states that the TNA iMPACT! taping schedule at Universal Studios in Orlando now lists live events on Monday 3/1 and Tuesday 3/1, so it appears the show will be live once again.
Our Thoughts: In the days and weeks following January 4th, executives from Spike TV and TNA Wrestling made it clear they were beyond satisfied with TNA’s ability to hang with WWE on Monday nights. We know that more live specials (and a possible permanent) move are in the works and another Monday night special is a great sign. The face of TNA has been changing by the week and it should be interesting to see what the product even looks like come March 1st.