TNA Wrestling has officially made their announcement about returning to Universal Orlando to hold their “Impact Wrestling” television taping from here out. According to Rajah on Nov. 2, the first TNA television taping in their return will be at the end of November.
The first television taping will take place on Nov. 21 and there will be more TV tapings over the next two days. That means that it looks like TNA Wrestling will tape over a month’s worth of “Impact Wrestling” shows over three days and the era of live “Impact” shows will come to an end.
TNA Impact Wrestling did say there might be occasional “Impact Wrestling” shows on the road and maybe even more live shows in the future, but for now, they are looking at cutting back money. By taping the TV shows in a three-day spurt, the company will save a lot of money on talent.
There will still be TNA house shows on the road, but there won’t be many of those until January. This also puts TNA talent in a tough spot, because the wrestlers who are on a pay-per-appearance contract will suddenly find themselves without work – and paychecks – during this period. They can still take independent bookings, but are limited because their contracts don’t allow them to appear on other promotion’s DVD or iPPV tapings.
The new “TNA Impact Wrestling” shows will also take place in a smaller arena than the old Impact Zone, one that seats about 5,000 fewer fans but was made for “broadcast productions.”