WWE stole the spotlight over the last few weeks with the CM Punk drama and NXT. Of course, TNA really doesn’t have a chance to go one-on-on with the sports entertainment giant. Vince McMahon built himself a monopoly that will be hard to take down. Then again, if NXT becomes its own entity, then Triple H will destroy it from within. Nonetheless, TNA needs to get back in the game and in a big way.
On top of announcing their new television deal with Destination America, there will be something else to add to the rejuvenated wrestling company. Dixie Carter added on Twitter that another television show is coming to Destination America and for TNA fans all around the world.
Those are the only details available for the TNA’s newest program. Carter is infamous for making questionable decisions regarding her wrestling promotion. For example, the marketing for TNA is often lackluster at best. Searching the Internet for two hours will show that Lucha Underground has better marketing than TNA.
That is something Carter needs to fix as soon as possible. Destination America will provide better advertising for the second-most popular wrestling promotion in the world. The only problem TNA has remains the same; they have no money. Throughout the last year, TNA talents were always worried about not getting paid enough or not getting paid at all.
Luckily, Carter is coughing up the dough and trying to get Impact Wrestling back to where it used to be. A few key transactions took place as well that will certainly help the cause. Kurt Angle decided to re-sign with TNA instead of going back to WWE. On top of that,TNA announcer Taz got caught up with the media by claiming the entire CM Punk-saga was staged by the WWE. That certainly got the attention of the wrestling world.
It is a turbulent time in professional wrestling as a whole. Ten years ago, the WWE was pulling in 6.0’s on the ratings scale. That was a weekly occurrence to show off their legitimacy and success. In 2014, the WWE is lucky to get a 3.5. Granted, with the addition of DVR, the ratings were skewed because they didn’t take DVR viewers into account. The ratings would certainly be different if they did show the DVR usages too. TNA needs to get back in the game because WWE will feel the pressure if they do. Another new show is the right start.
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